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Posts Tagged ‘synagogue’

Rabbis Herbert, Yoskowitz, Rachel Shere and Aaron Bergman and Canton Daniel Gross

Diamond Anniversary

Adat Shalom Synagogue celebrates 75 years. Above: Rabbis Herbert, Yoskowitz, Rachel Shere and Aaron Bergman and Cantor Daniel Gross In the beginning, most of Detroit’s Orthodox and Conservative congregations developed along ethnic lines. There were Polish shuls, Hungarian shuls, Lithuanian shuls. Then a small group of men broke the mold, organizing a congregation to serve all Jews…

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The Jewish Jack Of All Trades

By Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple In the haftarah for Sh’mini Atzeret, Solomon blesses Israel and says, “Let your heart be whole with the Lord your God” (I Kings 8:61). To understand what it means to let the heart be whole, an analogy is called for. Think of physics. The physicist used to know more or less…

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Petite Essays On Mortality

The following five essays are companions to Stephen Goldman’s eloquent piece on facing the new year with a terminal diagnosis. All five writers have a connection to the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network. Their topic: Mortality. Follow Your Journey, With Love Oct. 6, 2016, was the worst day of our lives. That’s the day my…

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Aaron Scholnik, second from right, on the new bimah with open house guests

New Home – Temple Beth Sholom

Photos by Shannon Ruiz Opening the doors at Marquette’s first-ever Jewish synagogue. Marquette may be known for its iron ore port and breweries, as the home of Northern Michigan University or even the 2012 CBS MoneyWatch listing as one the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. But recently, the largest city in Michigan’s…

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Letters – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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Irene Slobin

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Irene Slobin

Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Irene Slobin (Also a Matchmaker!) This month, the JN features an older, eligible single in the community: Irene Slobin. She has been connecting couples for more than 50 years through her professional matchmaking service, Irene’s Matchmaking. How did you get into matchmaking? IS: The…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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Torah Shavuot

This Shavuot, I Thought Of Gaza

This month, Jews in Detroit and around the world celebrated receipt of the Torah, reaffirming a contract our ancestors made to remember and keep its teachings. We did this in a variety of ways — reading the Ten Commandments in synagogue, eating dairy treats at home (I still don’t get that one) and studying deep…

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Local Relationship, Long-Distance Wedding

Planning a Jewish wedding may not strike some as an especially daunting task. Add the complexity of doing so from nearly 1,000 miles away, and I’ll ask you to reconsider your stance. [similar id=38398 type=all] We met on Jdate, so while our lives are inherently steeped in modernity, we knew we wanted a wedding that…

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