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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Freedman’

Steve Freedman, white man with glasses and a beard in a dress shirt and tie, sits at a table with a full bookshelf behind him as he smiles to something off in the distance. He is wearing a kippah.

Freedman Leaving

Hillel’s head of school plans to return to East Coast. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor After 16 years as head of school at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Steve Freedman will be leaving at the end of the academic school year. The school will also lose Joan Freedman, Hillel’s director of curriculum. The…

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Letters – November 1, 2018

Orthodox Students Attend Community Day Schools Since its founding in 1958, Hillel Day School has provided an outstanding education to Jewish children in Metropolitan Detroit — no matter how they practice Judaism at home. The school has always welcomed Jewish students affiliated with Orthodox synagogues while Hillel was a member of the Conservative movement’s Solomon…

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"Stronger than hate" with a star of david and two rhombus stars to imitate the Pittsburgh Steelers logo

As News Spread …

Detroiters react to shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation. Pittsburgh Shooting: The Facts Stacy Gittleman/JN Contributing Writer Throughout the Detroit Metro area, Jews turned to social media to check on their friends and loved ones as they learned of the devastating news of the mass shooting Saturday, Oct. 27, at Tree of Life Congregation…

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Guest Column: Best of Both Worlds and Our Future

Maddie was a state champion in debate; Seth was an AIPAC intern; and Hannah works for Microsoft while Yoni is at Google. Laurenne recently completed her service in the IDF as a Lone Soldier; Robert was elected ninth-grade class president at Cranbrook; Lily’s poem on school shootings was published nationally last year when she was…

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Hillel teachers are busy setting up their learning communities. There are many new initiatives at HDS, one of which is expanding the Jewish preschool

New At Hillel Day School

Gabriella Burman Special to the Jewish News New At Hillel Day School Staff will implement new initiatives to increase student success. Following a celebratory 60th school year, Hillel Day School is kicking off its 61st school year with plans to expand its Early Childhood Center, which is filled to capacity. “We’ve had wait lists for…

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The Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel to show IfNotNow and a lack of proactive approach

Guest Column: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

What IfNotNow appears to not understand as an organization, and as individuals, is that effective problem-solving results from a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. If you’re a member of IfNotNow and you’re reading this, your jaw may have just dropped. How dare he say that? Our protests and demonstrations make a huge difference…

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We Have a Problem — Israel

As exquisitely expressed in the Torah, Israel has inextricably been integral to who we are and why we exist. There is a direct and clear connection between the land, God and how we should act. This can be found in texts from the Book of Genesis to the writings of Roman Empire historian Josephus to…

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Hillel students, faculty and staff spell out 60 in honor of the school’s 60th anniversary.

Hillel At 60

Above: Hillel students, faculty and staff spell out 60 in honor of the school’s 60th anniversary. Nurturing Jewish leaders traditionally and now in 21st-century fashion. As Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit heralds its 60th year, it celebrates the transformation of a school from a traditional academic model into an institution that is nationally regarded as…

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