Posts Tagged ‘Temple Kol Ami’

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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An Evening of Healing at Temple Kol Ami

All are welcome to participate in An Evening of Healing at Temple Kol Ami on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “Rabbi Emeritus Norman T. Roman and Cantorial Soloist Sean Samitt invite you to join them for an hour of “A Community Seeking Healing and Peacefulness Through Readings, Songs &…

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Rabbi Brent Gutmann and Marilyn Finkelman participated in a panel moderated by the Rev. Charles Packer of Pine Hill Congregational Church in West Bloomfield.

Ask a Jewish Person

Rabbi Brent Gutmann of Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield and Marilyn Finkelman, a local observant Jewish educator, participated in “Ask a Jewish Person” at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn on Oct. 3. The program was presented by the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit (IFLC) as part of a series in which…

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Douglas Bloom Photo by John Hardwick

Douglas Bloom To Receive Butzel Award

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will give Douglas Bloom the Fred M. Butzel Award for distinguished community service at its 2018 Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The award is Federation’s highest honor for volunteer leadership. Bloom has served in a variety…

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A delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe visited the Arab village of Husan last month.

Practical Co-Existence

Local rabbi visits Arab village with a grassroots group of Palestinians and Israelis. Last month on a rabbinical conference in Israel conducted by the pluralistic Shalom Hartman Institute, Rabbi Brent Gutmann of Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield, along with a delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe, visited the Arab village of…

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Letters – August 23, 2018

Should Iran’s Bad Year Be Made Even Worse? Kobi Erez, representing the Zionist Organization of America, urges all of us to work on strangling the already struggling economy of Iran, keeping Iran from getting any kind of relief from Europe and, maybe ultimately, as he hopes, destroying its “current regime.” (“Iran’s Bad Year,” Aug. 9,…

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Metro Detroit Jews at a Poor People’s Campaign event PHOTO BY NINA CHACKER. Michigan PPC

Essay: Leading Michigan Poor People’s Campaign

Dozens of rabbis and lay leaders join together for social justice. This summer, interfaith clergy and lay leaders gathered to revitalize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) through six acts of nonviolent civil disobedience paired with songful, impassioned rallies. Each weekly action in May and June focused on one of…

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Playoff Titles On The Line In Softball League

Let the playoffs begin. The regular season is over in the Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League, and the playoffs will be held the next two Sundays. Also on the league’s agenda this Sunday are presentations of the prestigious Jeff Fox Sportsmanship and Michael Yendick “Pure Heart” awards. First, let’s go to the diamond, where…

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