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Posts Tagged ‘The Well’

A recent Coalition Shabbat dinner

For Openers: Building Alliances Over Dinner

It’s 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, and the dinner party called for 7 p.m. has just reached enough critical mass to get started. Jokes are made about “Jewish time,” “black time” and the fact that we never would have begun on time. Twenty-five young professionals and creatives are piled into an event room in 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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close up on a German flag waiving in the wind for Germany Close Up

Germany Close Up

The Well is taking a group of young adults to Germany for the second consecutive year. Germany Close Up, June 27-July 5, is an encounter program that aims to build transatlantic relationships and give American young professionals the chance to learn about Germany’s past and experience modern Germany and the Jewish community there. Due to…

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Israeli cuisine - falafel in a pita with some veggies on the side.

Young Adult Shabbat Experience

Take a Jewish culinary journey unlike any other 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, as Flavors of Coexistence — with support from OneTable, The Well and NEXTGen Detroit — sponsor Ta’im Detroit at Frame in Hazel Park. You’ll explore how immigration from all around the world has impacted Israeli cuisine through a 10-course meal (with wine…

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a lit candle is held with a paper plate with a star of David on it and a hand to block the wind.

Detroit’s Capitol Park Vigil

On Monday, Oct. 29, about 250 people of all ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, ages, shapes and sizes joined together at Detroit’s Capitol Park for a vigil honoring the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The gathering began with a shivering huddle of people holding unlit candles and ended with a…

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Jewish Detroit Community Vigil For Pittsburgh

Tomorrow at 6 p.m., Hazon Detroit, The Well, Repair The World: Detroit, Detroit City Moishe House, Detroit Jews for Justice, the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, NEXTGen Detroit, the JCRC/AJC Detroit and the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will host a vigil for the fallen victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue…

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Rabbi Shares Thoughts on The Well’s Service Trip

In early October, Rabbi Moshe Givental traveled with The Well to Houston, where a group of eight young adults participated in post Hurricane Harvey relief work alongside Repair the World, a national service organization, Act Now Houston, a Jewish response to the hurricane, and SBP, a disaster relief organization. Below are his reflections on the…

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“Hallel” by Abre Ettah, New Malden, Britain, UK: This sukkah brings together the historic elements of Sukkot — light, water and festive celebration. Part of Sukkah x Detroit

Sukkah x Detroit

Downtown Synagogue’s design competition to bring Sukkot alive at Capitol Park. A sukkah can be a humble thing, a hut made of plywood two-by-fours and nails with a roof of evergreen branches. It can be chateau-like in miniature, with chandeliers, carpets and windows. Or it can be egg-shaped and covered in petal-shaped shingles. However plain,…

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The In[heir]itance Project performance of the Sarah-Hagar story from Genesis in Kanas City.

Sukkot Embodied

Immersive theater experience will provide a new way of connecting to the holiday. It won’t be in a sukkah, but the surroundings will give the sense of being in one with indoor-outdoor access. It won’t serve home-cooked holiday foods, but the catered dinner menu will offer variety and the essence of special tastes. And it…

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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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