Posts Tagged ‘Temple Israel’

TRAFFICK STOP at Temple Israel

Temple Israel to host ​TRAFFICK STOP, an anti-human trafficking awareness training and discussion. West Bloomfield, MI​ — Feb. 4, 2019 — Temple Israel of West Bloomfield is hosting a human trafficking awareness program on February 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Co-hosts include the Detroit Crime Commission, Alternatives for Girls, Sanctum House, and the Oakland County…

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Lindsay Cox 36 Under 36

The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36: Lindsay Cox

Lindsay, 35, a lifelong resident of Metro Detroit, thought she would spend her career as a social worker. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in social work, and she worked as a social worker for several years at both a nonprofit welfare agency and a charter school in Ypsilanti.…

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The Well and JN’s 36 Under 36: David Zemon

David Zemon, 29, is a supporter and passionate advocate for the strategic redevelopment of the District Detroit. As the director of corporate partnerships for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, David helps connect an energetic fan base of basketball enthusiasts to the world-renowned technology companies, startups, and local and national retailers who share a likeminded commitment to…

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A Jewish Gearhead

Ari Katz plans ‘Cars and Kibitz’ for car nuts like him. By Stacy Gittleman, Contributing Writer Ari Katz of West Bloomfield,  nominated as a “36 under 36” candidate for his charitable work in fighting ALS, is a true a car nut. He has attended the Detroit Grand Prix every year since 1992. He marvels over the…

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Bloomfield Hills High School exterior showing brick and glass building and raised American flag

Hate Speech

Bloomfield Hills High School looks at restorative methods to heal its culture. Stacy Gittleman Contributing Writer Since the start of the school year, the taunts about being Jewish among ninth-graders in Bloomfield Hills High School occur at such a frequent basis that no one thought to report them. This is how one Jewish student, who…

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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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woman turned away from a man seen in silhouette

Guest Column: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Mark Jacobs My barber is a sweet Lebanese Muslim man with a warm smile, a wife and three small kids. I love the guy. Recently, while cutting my hair, he started telling me about his latest trip to Lebanon to visit his family. He spoke lovingly about his old neighborhood, his buddies, his large extended…

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Temple Israel women’s mission participants at the gates of Auschwitz.

On Redemption

Temple Israel women’s mission to Eastern Europe spurs reflections, connection. Rabbis Jen Kaluzny and Jen Lader Special to the Jewish News Several weeks ago, we stood at the waters of Birkenau and said Kaddish next to a pond where the ashes of a half-million of our people were cast away. Then we found redemption in…

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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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During Go Blue and White Day in support of Israel at U-M, these students show their enthusiasm.

Jewish@edu – Learning Firsthand

Michigan Hillel chair grows from experiences on campus with anti-Semitism. I was fortunate to grow up in what my friends and I endearingly call “the Jewish bubble” of West Bloomfield. Growing up in an area with a large Jewish population, I had the opportunity to come to love and be proud of my Jewish identity,…

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