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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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Gil Hoffman

Meet Israeli Journalist

Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent and analyst with The Jerusalem Post, will serve as the keynote speaker at “American and Israeli Jews – A Growing Divide?” hosted by Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC). Taking place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Temple Emanu-El (14450 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park), the event is co-sponsored…

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Monica Piper

Comedian To Headline Emanu-El Installation

Los Angeles-based Emmy-winning comedian Monica Piper (above) will headline a weekend of festivities at Temple Emanu-El Nov. 2-3 to welcome its new rabbi, Matthew Zerwekh. A writer for the animated children’s TV series Rugrats, Piper has also written for Roseanne and Mad About You and has performed her own special on Showtime. Her first love,…

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Dr. Jeffrey Band in the microbiology lab at Beaumont Hospital

Medical Super-Sleuth

Epidemiologist Dr. Jeffrey Band honored for lifelong work solving infectious disease outbreaks. Above: Dr. Jeffrey Band in the microbiology lab at Beaumont Hospital Our short time on Earth is characterized by the way we treat each other. An individual’s merit might be quantified by the number of lives that person has touched in a positive way.…

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Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh

Coming Home

Martin Kohn Special to the Jewish News Temple Emanu-El welcomes native son as new rabbi. If there is any truth to the old Yiddish saying about how we make plans and God laughs, then the Almighty has had at least a couple of good chuckles with Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. One occurred “pretty close to the…

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Kippahs Yarmulkes Jewish Hats Covers Israeli Star of David Souvenirs Safed Tsefat Israel. Kippahs/Yarmulkes are Jewish headgear worn by men during a Jewish. Required by Judaisim. kippah

For Openers: Today, I Shaved My Best Friend’s Head

Identity and gevurah (strength). Today, I shaved my best friend’s head. As a result, I choose to address my own identity by wearing a kippah. Visible signs of faith are tricky. In Orthodoxy, it is separated first and foremost by gender. For women, there is the question of covering their hair. And how to cover…

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Scholar and Mentsh

Kim Lifton Special to the Jewish News Son of Detroit Jewish immigrants will bring a vibrant voice to Harvard as its next president. The official residence of Harvard University’s president has had a rich history of owners and tenants since its construction in 1767, including the father of gerrymandering, an owner of plantations in Antigua,…

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ELI Talks In Detroit!

Two local lecturers to be featured. ELI Talks are coming to Detroit! The program, which produces videotaped lectures on diverse Jewish topics and makes them available to a broad audience online, will be at Repair the World in Detroit’s Mexicantown district June 18, 19 and 20. Two Detroiters, Abi Taylor-Abt and Rabbi Dan Horwitz, are…

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Repairing The World

Theme for Emanu-El’s Spring Festival offers diverse takes on Tikkun Olam. “Repairing the World” — from respecting nature to honoring justice and sexual equality to celebrating the joy of music — is the theme of Spring Festival 2018, a month-long series of events presented in April by Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park. Sponsored by the…

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Temple Emanu-El Sunday Morning Speaker Series

Curt Guyette, ACLU of Michigan’s investigative reporter, leading the conversation Uncovering the Truth about Flint at Temple Emanu-El’s recent Sunday Morning Speaker Series. The series is coordinated and hosted by Emanu-El’s Adult Education Committee. At this session, Michigan Press Association Journalist of the Year Curt Guyette was introduced by journalist and head of Wayne State…

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