Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

Faces & Places: 22nd Annual Mitzvah Day

Nearly 800 volunteers of all ages visited more than three dozen social services agencies during the 22nd Annual Mitzvah Day. Alongside friends from the Michigan Muslim Community Council, participants, many of whom donned festive holiday sweaters and hats, delivered meals and gifts, prepared Christmas dinner at soup kitchens, visited with the elderly and veterans and…

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5 Volunteer Options for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Looking to give a little in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King? Connect with community organizations like The Well, Repair the World Detroit and more this weekend and on Jan. 21!   By Allison Jacobs   The Well and Repair the World’s Service Day at Gleaner’s Food Bank Saturday, January 19, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.,…

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The Journey Within — Let’s Have Each Other’s Backs In 2019

Share Your Glass-Half-Full Attitude  Lori Gordon-Michaeli LCSW Happy, healthy 2019 to all! I cannot let this season go by without touching on its joyousness for some and the difficulty it brings for others. As a learned optimist and forever “glass-half-full” girl, I was not always living through that lens. This time of year, I feel…

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Volunteer Malky Kozlov with Meira Hurvitz and Yosef hug each other at The Spot.

Fulfilling Needs

Detroit Chesed Project keeps expanding its reach to help more people. Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer To make a difference, sometimes all that’s needed is a serious desire and willingness to help, and then things will snowball from there. Detroit Chesed Project (DCP) began with five men, all from different industries, who connected five years ago…

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Seeking Fulfillment

Volunteer jobs with kids with special needs lead to passionate careers. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Jessica Borin should be five months away from receiving her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. But, instead of finishing her senior year of college, she’s taking a break from classes and applying to U-M’s occupational…

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Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor speaks to a multi-faith group protesting outside the Tornillo, Texas, detention center. He is in the center standing in a tallit and kippah while people with signs stand around him and watch and listen.

Welcoming Strangers

Local rabbi leads pilgrimage to border to protest U.S. immigration policies. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Rachel Goldberg Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor led a group of 20 people, including 11 of his congregants as well as some from Ann Arbor’s Beth Israel Congregation to El Paso, Texas, in…

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Sign Up For Mitzvah Day

From the JN Staff Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) will host its 22nd annual Mitzvah Day this Christmas Day at nonprofit organizations throughout Metropolitan Detroit. The daylong event is held in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, nearly 1,000 volunteers of all ages will visit a growing list of…

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8 Tips to Take Care of Yourself After a Tragedy

These eight self-care tips will help you through a tragedy As all of you probably know, 11 members of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Jewish community were senselessly killed by a white supremacist this past Saturday, October 27. A few days before, yet another white supremacist fatally shot two black Americans at a Kentucky grocery store. With…

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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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Upcoming Panel Showcases Strong Michigan-Israel Medical Connections

American Physicians Fellowship (APF) for Medicine in Israel, an organization that partners with Israel to maintain an emergency medical volunteer roster, is hosting a panel discussion at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Several academic institutional leaders who maintain very strong Jewish identities, including substantial ties to Israel that…

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