Posts Tagged ‘Temple Beth El’

Battle Creek’s Temple Beth El Vandalized

Hannah Levine Digital/Social Media Editor Chanukah is meant to be a time to spread joy and happiness as we celebrate the miracle of the Festival of Lights, but for Battle Creek’s Temple Beth El, that wasn’t the case. The Jewish synagogue was vandalized over Thanksgiving weekend, just before Chanukah, when a hammer and chisel was…

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Left to right: Jeri Fishman, Liz Modell, Jodee Fishman Raines, Hillary King

Common Thread

Though not so unusual, seven synagogues currently are led by women. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer Seven congregations in the Detroit Jewish community are led by female presidents. What’s so remarkable about that is that it’s so unremarkable. None of the current female congregation presidents feels like a trailblazer, though several noted it is unusual to have…

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Lecturer Dr. Steven Watts

Faces & Places – Henry Ford

‘Henry Ford and the Jewish Question’ Museum and JHSM collaborate for unprecedented event. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor Photos by Anthony Lanzilote “The Henry Ford: Through a Jewish Lens” Nov. 18 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn was a collaboration between the museum and the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. The event, which drew…

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Illustrated cover of the book The Great Latke Cook Off showing a fireplace and mantel with a lit menorah on it and photographs of the family and the words "The Great Latke Cook Off" spelled out on a banner above.

The Great Latke Cook Off

Author Lauren Muskovitz Ranalli tells the story behind the story. Lauren Muskovitz Ranalli Special to the Jewish News Back in December 2011, my husband and I welcomed our first child into the world. As an interfaith couple, our December quickly became a birthday-Chanukah-Christmas extravaganza. Shortly after our son was born, he received lovely Christmas books from friends…

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chalk writing on a sidewalk reading "#Love one another" #loveoneanother

Essay: Hate

Maya Angelou once said, “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but it has not solved one yet.” There is so much truth in that quote. That truth continues to prove itself century after century. Currently, it feels as if hate is more prominent in the world than love. When will…

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Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the interfaith service at Beth Shalom in Oak Park.

Joining Together

Interfaith vigils offer support amidst violence and hatred in Pittsburgh. JN Staff Reports Several vigils for the Tree of Life Congregation shooting victims held last week were gatherings of people of many faiths, all saddened by the show of hatred in Pittsburgh. Above: Chaplain Yvonne Fant Moore leads the singing of “We Shall Overcome” at the…

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Congregation Beth Ahm and Beth El Interfaith Vigil

Congregation Beth Ahm will join with Temple Beth El for an interfaith vigil honoring the tragic deaths of the eleven Jews who were killed during the terrorist attack at Congregation Tree of Life in Pittburgh this past Shabbat. The vigil will take place on Tuesday night, October 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El.…

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Josh Luber, StockX CEO

StockX Laces Up

Sneaker “stock market” co-founded by Dan Gilbert rockets to success. In his 20s, Dan Gilbert announced a reason for his success: fun. “I’ve just always enjoyed going on to the next goal and achieving the next plateau,” he said in a 1990s story in Crain’s Detroit Business. As of this month, a new mountain can…

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Brandon Klein leads a meditation class.

Jewish Paths

Meditation is a way to connect with yourself, others this season. Approaching the High Holiday season, most would not think to bring any meditation or mindfulness skills they learned on a yoga mat or a meditation workshop along to High Holiday services. But Brandon Klein, who left a doctoral program in psychology at Hofstra University…

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Morgan Leib had to watch the game from the penalty box while her Detroit teammates killed off a hooking call against her.

No Hockey Medal For Detroit, But Many Good Memories

Depending upon who is asked, Morgan Leib is either the second or third girl to play hockey in the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest. She’s definitely the first girl to play for Detroit in the three years hockey has been part of the Maccabi Games. And there’s no doubt Leib and her Detroit teammates split…

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