Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Reddit Will Quarantine Communities That Propagate Holocaust Denial

Last week, women-hating men’s right activists and Incels (misoginists who consider themselves “involuntarily celibate”), 9/11 truthers and Holocaust deniers got a bit harder to find on Reddit, which issued a new policy to quarantine communities that propagate misinformation. In its post announcing the change, the media platform said: “While Reddit has had a quarantine function…

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Detroit Games co-chair Karen Gordon, director Jeremy Fishman and co-chair Franci Silver along with Stacie Francombe and Carissa Mindt from Atlanta

Wanted: Maccabi Games Participants

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest next year. Aug. 4-9, 2019, to be exact. Even though the dates are about 10 months away, a call went out last week for local athletes to try out for Detroit teams and sign up for individual sports,…

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scrabble letters reading "no hate"

One Day Against Hate

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor ADL organizes social media campaign. In 2017, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. rose 57 percent, the largest year-over-year increase on record since the ADL started tracking such data in 1979. The blame points in many directions. “No single group has the monopoly on morality, from white supremacists to…

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Hadassah President Carol Ogusky with Gail Katz, new administrative assistant Emily Morgan and Randi Richmond, new senior manager for member outreach and community engagement.

New Structure

Greater Detroit Hadassah sees changes with new hires. It’s not your bubbie’s Hadassah. At least not if Randi Richmond has anything to say about it. In April, Richmond started her new job as Hadassah Midwest’s senior manager for member outreach and community engagement. She replaced Evelyn Diskin, who retired in March after 28 years as…

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Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) students smile for the camera. Three students sit in front and two students stand behind as they work on a chemistry project.

Detroit Country Day School Is Building A Vivid Future

Sponsored by Detroit Country Day School How Detroit Country Day School is reinventing the education experience for 21st-century learners through renovated spaces and student-first mentality Schools all over the world struggle to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and the changing environment that social media and digital advances have created for students. At…

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logo for Repair the World's #MySukkahStandsFor digital campaign

#MySukkahStandsFor Digital Campaign

Repair the World Launches Digital Campaign #MySukkahStandsFor As Platform for Virtual Dwellings on the Urgent Issues Young Jews Care About Innovative and Interactive Website Opens the Walls of Sukkahs to Create a Digital Place of Welcoming Repair the World, the largest Jewish service organization in the country, today announced the launch of weRepair.org/Sukkot, a platform…

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Rosh hashanah (jewish New Year holiday) concept. Traditional symbols.. Local rabbis share holiday message.

L’Shanah Tovah

The JN invited local rabbis to share a holiday message with the community. Turning & Returning This summer, for the first time in my life, I was arrested. I participated in the Poor People’s Campaign, six weeks of marches in Lansing and across America to bring attention to social and political issues. Thanks to the…

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yamulke to represent the Detroit Jewish News during the Days of Awe

Publisher’s Notebook: Staying Mission-Focused In Turbulent Times

As we enter the new year 5779 and the accompanying Days of Awe, we are compelled to reflect on our shortcomings, seek reconciliation with those we have wronged and commit to a path of self-improvement. This period of somber introspection is currently framed and besmirched by a loss of civil discourse, absence of empathy and…

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apple to represent Rosh Hashanah and the reflective prompts put on by The Well for #Reflect4Rosh. daily prompts.

Stop. Reflect. Share.

The Well is once again offering daily prompts for reflection on the lead up to the High Holidays. Prompts began Aug. 12. First step is to stop and breathe, and then think back on the year that was. What were the highlights and lowlights? What were the blessings and shortcomings — both internal and external?…

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protecting kids with technology on the dark web.

Protecting Our Kids In The Dark Web

Earlier this year, I was a guest speaker on a panel hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. The topic was how parents and grandparents can be more vigilant in protecting our children from predators who lurk online seeking to abduct or abuse unsuspecting youth. I sat next to Autumn Ceci, a Southfield police officer…

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