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Posts Tagged ‘tzedakah’

GVSU students participate in a Pink Shabbat, with proceeds going to Sharsheret, an organization that supports Jewish women with breast cancer and their families.

Jewish@edu – Pink Shabbat

GVSU dinner benefits a nonprofit aiding Jewish women with breast cancer. Samantha Byck } jewish@edu writer At Grand Valley State University, our Jewish population is growing, with more and more Jewish students attending the university and coming to Hillel events. I am the Nefesh intern for Hillel, which means I am the women’s empowerment and…

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Come Together. A family holds hands on a beach in front of a sunset.

High Holiday Greeting: Federation: Coming Together To Strengthen Community

Throughout our history, the Jewish people have proven to be extraordinarily resilient, often in the face of extraordinary challenges. We have persevered and succeeded because, as Rabbi Jonathan Sacks admonished, our capacity to support and care for one another has always far outweighed the impulse to challenge and disagree. Although spirited discussion and debate are…

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Bernie (Bernard Jonas) with his children, Marc Jonas, Suezanne Winkelman and Rabbi Shmaya Jonas

A Family Man Turns 95

Remember your class trip to wherever it may have been? One memento was probably a class picture that, when unrolled, covered the table top. Imagine, if you will, such a large photo but of only one family. This is the case of most simchahs celebrated by the family of Bernard Jonas of West Bloomfield, who…

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Staff at Pepper Elementary in Oak Park participate in a brain break ‘Got Ya.”

Propel To Excel

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor The Einstein Method helps teachers motivate students to be their best. Allen Einstein and Mel Foster didn’t know each other the day they met at Coco Fairfield’s in Berkley. Sitting in the booth behind him, Mel eavesdropped as Allen, a retired teacher who taught for 32 years in public schools and…

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Four generations: Beatrice Gaduzk Sonders, center, with three generations of her family — all are David-Horodokers.

Four Generations Of David-Horodokers

David-Horodok isn’t a person. It’s a small town in southwestern Belarus that in 1940 was home to more than 4,300 Jews. By the end of 1942, almost all of them had been murdered. About 100 escaped. One was Beatrice Gaduzk Sonders. Sonders and some of the other survivors made their way to Detroit, where they…

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Israeli flag, Israel, star of David

The Easiest Way To Support Israeli Charities

Every year in April, Americans complete their taxes, which include for many, lists of donations to tax-exempt charitable organizations. As an American Jew, my wife and I know and support great charities for Israel, such as AFMDA (American Friends of Magen David Adom) and FIDF (Friends of the IDF.) But I had often wondered, what…

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