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Posts Tagged ‘Western Michigan University’

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Online Chanukah Shopping to Benefit Hillel

Winter is coming! So, let the Chanukah shopping begin! On Nov. 9, the MSU Hillel-HCAM Online Auction goes live. With a catalogue of more than 200 items and unique experiences, gift giving is just a click away. Support of the auction impacts more than 5,000 Jewish students at MSU and on the 10 HCAM campuses…

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Celebrity Jews: Movies, Football And Big Promotions

AT THE MOVIES Opening Oct. 26: Mid90s marks the directing debut of Jonah Hill, 34, who also wrote the film. While billed as a comedy/drama, the reviews I’ve read describe it as a pretty gritty film with just a chuckle now and again. It follows Stevie, a 13-year-old with a tough home life. His working-class…

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Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh

Coming Home

Martin Kohn Special to the Jewish News Temple Emanu-El welcomes native son as new rabbi. If there is any truth to the old Yiddish saying about how we make plans and God laughs, then the Almighty has had at least a couple of good chuckles with Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. One occurred “pretty close to the…

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Ben Gretchko’s successful first year at college included a 3.77 GPA, making the Dean’s List, receiving an invitation to the Honors College as well as partaking fully in student life. He is studying journalism.

Unlocking Potential

Ben Gretchko had an excellent freshman year at Western and is ready for more. It would be easy to say this past year has been a transformational one for 19-year-old Ben Gretchko, but the truth is that Ben’s entire life has been a series of incredible transformations. A video of a speech Ben delivered during…

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Students At Michigan Colleges Encouraged To Register To Vote

Students At Michigan Colleges Encouraged To Register To Vote At Secretary Of State Mobile Office Office to travel 3,000 miles offering full services this fall. Students at 18 Michigan colleges and universities will have a chance to register to vote at the Mobile Office this fall, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “We’re launching…

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Glass art by Berry Davis and Collette Fortin at the Palmer Park Art Fair.

’Tis The Season

Michigan’s multifarious outdoor art fairs kick off this month. Like so many artists — and so many art enthusiasts — Gabriel Craig will be at more than one outdoor art fair this summer. Craig, a metalsmith who makes Judaica among his many projects, will demonstrate how he does it at Art of Fire, what previously…

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Jen Lipson

NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Jen Lipson Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Jen Lipson. Q: How did you decide to make your adult life in…

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