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Posts Tagged ‘Temple Israel’

Ben Alalouf and Ann Curry

A Special Reunion

Former Metro Detroiter to be featured on PBS series We’ll Meet Again Nov. 20. Kathy Carlson Nashville Jewish Observer When the second season of the PBS series We’ll Meet Again starts up this month, viewers will learn how two Holocaust survivors were reunited in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tenn., more than 70 years after they…

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Advance Plumbing & Heating Supply Co showroom

A Big Advance

Advance Plumbing — family-owned for almost a century — has opened a 20,000-square-foot space in Midtown Detroit. Suzanne Chessler Contributing Writer Home buyers and home renovators can try out more than 50 working showerheads, 20 working kitchen and bathroom faucets, and five working toilets when they visit the new Midtown Detroit showroom of Advance Plumbing…

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Teens Express Anger, Fear and Compassion about Tree of Life Shooting

With raw emotion and heartfelt singing, Jewish teens from youth groups across the Metro Detroit gathered at Temple Israel last night to express anger, fear, sadness and hope in a vigil they hastily organized for the 11 Jews murdered at Tree of Life/Ohr Simcha synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday. From the bima of the main…

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Image of a flyer with candles on it promoting an event. Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., the community is invited to a teen-led vigil remembering the tragedy in Pittsburgh. All are welcome to join in "remembering those who were lost in this recent tragedy, supporting the Pittsburgh community, and uniting the Jewish community." Details:  Temple Israel Monday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome

Teen-Led Vigil

Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., the community is invited to a teen-led vigil remembering the tragedy in Pittsburgh. All are welcome to join the BBYO Michigan Region in “remembering those who were lost in this recent tragedy, supporting the Pittsburgh community, and uniting the Jewish community.” Details:  Temple Israel Monday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. All…

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Jessica Alter, Tech For Campaigns entrepreneur, leans against a window in a large office with two large chairs in front of her.

Progressive Powerhouse

Native Detroiter’s ‘Tech For Campaigns’ is helping to elect Democrats in eight states. Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News Bloomfield Hills native, now San Francisco resident, Jessica Alter, 39, is a tech entrepreneur who has put her skills to use to help change America’s political climate. A feeling of discontent with the country’s leadership…

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Nature cloudscape with blue sky and white cloud with rainbow

Weekly Torah Portion – Over The Rainbow

Parshat Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-55:5. When was the last time you saw a rainbow? Not too long ago, I saw a beautiful rainbow as I was walking out of temple after a long, exhausting, rainy, dreary day. Seeing that rainbow lifted my spirits, giving me a little boost as I slowed my steps to…

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apples and honey in jars

Commentary: Reflections on the High Holy Days, 5779

The Kol Nidre service was beautiful, as always. The music was powerful, the sermon inspirational and the warmth of the Temple Israel community was palpable. Everything was just perfect. Kind of. As I took it all in, sitting with my wife, my thoughts drifted once again to the reality in my life that my two…

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“Menu Suggestions for Holiday Meals” in the Sept. 12, 1947 issue of the JN

Looking Back At Treasured Recipes

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History My good friend and fellow historian Arnie Collens told me about a recent conversation he had with his sister, Linda Schaar, who lives in Mevaseret Zion, Israel. She asked Arnie what happened to their mother’s (Dorothy Collens) prize cookbook? It seems the cookbook in…

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Rabbi Josh Bennett of Temple Israel with Solomon Kaplan, 6, at the Special Person event at Lone Pine Elementary School

Special Friends

Training and fast action allowed Rabbi Bennett to save his buddy. When Rabbi Josh Bennett accepted an invitation to have lunch with his 6-year-old friend, Solomon Kaplan, he expected a pleasant hour of food and conversation. He did not expect to end up saving the boy’s life. Excited to be spending time with his rabbi…

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Hadassah President Carol Ogusky with Gail Katz, new administrative assistant Emily Morgan and Randi Richmond, new senior manager for member outreach and community engagement.

New Structure

Greater Detroit Hadassah sees changes with new hires. It’s not your bubbie’s Hadassah. At least not if Randi Richmond has anything to say about it. In April, Richmond started her new job as Hadassah Midwest’s senior manager for member outreach and community engagement. She replaced Evelyn Diskin, who retired in March after 28 years as…

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