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Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

March 18, 1983 issue of the Detroit jewish News article featuring the history of the Hebrew Free Loan researched by Home for Aged Resident

Looking Back At Hebrew Free Loan

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Mike Smith Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist Most weeks in the JN, one can find an advertisement for Hebrew Free Loan on page 3. This week, I decided to explore the history of this well-known organization in the Davidson Digital Archives, now hosted as…

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Herb Gray in the Feb. 6, 1970 issue of the Detroit Jewish News

Looking Back At Herb Gray

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Ever hear of Herb Gray? Do those of you with Canadian roots in Windsor, Ontario, know about Mr. Gray? I ran across a very interesting story about Herb Gray in the Feb. 6, 1970, issue of the JN. That’s where I learned he was…

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Canadian flag

Canadian MPs Attacked On Twitter

Last week, Dimitri Lascaris tweeted an attack on two Jewish MPs, Michael Levitt and Anthony Housefather, suggesting that they were disloyal to Canada, placing the interests of “apartheid Israel” above those of the country. This is an texample of Anti-Semitism as defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Lascaris is a board member of the…

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Grandson Marc Kestenberg at his May 17 wedding in Toronto with his grandfather Harry Chil Zborowski

For Openers: Coming Full Circle

On Saturday, Aug. 18, I traveled by train out of Windsor to Toronto for the funeral of my 99-year-old cousin Harry Chil Zborowski. I settled into my seat for the 5:45 evening departure, relieved that I was going to arrive Sunday on time to pay my final respects to the most amazing man I had…

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The Windsor JCC sponsored a trip to Israel in the 1970s.

Windsor Jewish Reunion

Windsor Jews old and new are invited to “come home” for October gala. Something to ponder: What’s the first foreign city south of Detroit? No, it’s not a trick question. It’s Windsor! And this Canadian metropolis, which enjoys a close relationship with the Motor City, both logistically and emotionally, and boasts a 140-year-old Jewish community,…

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Storm Kirschenbaum (center) and his sons Blaine, 5, and Cole, 9, got together with Cleveland Indians pitcher Tyler Olson (left) and Detroit Tigers pitcher Warwick Saupold last weekend at Comerica Park.

Storm Builds His Client Base

Storm Kirschenbaum was the Jewish News Male High School Athlete of the Year in 1997 and a 2012 inductee into the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Now, the 40-year-old is the CEO of the Birmingham-based Ball Players Agency, which represents nearly 100 professional baseball players. Nine agency clients are in the majors, including Detroit…

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Rabbi Elyse Goldstein and her husband, Baruch Sienna

Toronto Educators

Beth Shalom to host couple at its annual Nelson Legacy Event. Do men and women read the Bible differently? That’s the question Rabbi Elyse Goldstein will answer as the keynote speaker for this year’s Nelson Legacy Event at Congregation Beth Shalom in Oak Park, which will start on Wednesday, June 6. For the second half…

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