Posts Tagged ‘William Davidson Foundation’

Bradley Belen, Ben Hubert, Jon Lowen, Jacob Smith, Jonny Imerman, Ryan Fogelman, Marlo Fogelman

Faces & Places – Detroit Homecoming & Jewish Expat Reception

As part of Crain’s fourth annual Detroit Homecoming, the William Davidson Foundation and several partners hosted the third annual Jewish Expat Reception. Held at Empire Kitchen & Cocktails in Detroit Sept. 12, the gathering drew some 120 current and former Detroiters to reconnect and connect anew, all while tightening their ties to the Detroit Jewish…

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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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Reboot Creative Director Francine Hermelin Levite speaks with people at Detroit’s Jewish Food Festival.

Reboot!

Check out 10Q to stay reflective this holiday. When the sun sets on Rosh Hashanah, many of us will have spent one or two days in reflective prayer and contemplation of the year to come. Traditionally, Jews are expected to spend the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the Ten Days of Awe…

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Aryeh Halivni, Toldot Yisrael executive director, interviews Ernie Goldberger of Los Angeles about his service in the Palmach.

Aiding Israel

Video archive documents those who helped create the Jewish state. Jews throughout the diaspora were excited and inspired when the State of Israel was declared in 1948. Hundreds set aside their regular jobs or school activities to help the fledgling state as it faced attack from its Arab neighbors and prepared to welcome thousands of…

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Aretha Franklin sings “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” at the U.S. Capitol during the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009.

RIP, Queen Of Soul

Aretha Franklin’s connections to Jewish songwriters and producers. Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Aug. 16, 2018, in Detroit at age 76 of pancreatic cancer. Jewish producers played a large role in Franklin’s career, according to a story…

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Federation NEXTGen volunteers help at a Kadima home: Ben and Erin Kramer, Birmingham; Lauren Cohn and Jaime Bean, both of Huntington Woods; Jason Rubenfire, West Bloomfield; Noah Betman, Detroit; Allison Huber of Kadima; and Janet Schenk, Bloomfield Hills. NEXTGen was a partner in the event. Gardening Day

Faces & Places – FJA Gala & Kadima Gardening Day

Check out this gallery of photos from the Frankel Jewish Academy’s 2018 Annual Gala and Kadima’s 3rd Annual Gardening Day. Frankel Jewish Academy’s 2018 Annual Gala The Berman Center for the Performing Arts June 7, 2018 Photos by Jorge Lemus Faces & Places – HMC Award Ceremony Kadima’s 3rd Annual Gardening Day Southfield and various…

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Sukkah x Detroit

IADS Contest

Sukkah x Detroit receives grant. The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the William Davidson Foundation for Sukkah x Detroit. Throughout the last week of September, as part of Detroit’s Month of Design, Sukkah x Detroit will celebrate the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot in Detroit’s Capitol Park with a…

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At a Mosaic United-funded Knead To Know cooking program: Joelle Abramowitz of Ann Arbor, Reva Berman of Farmington Hills and U-M students Kevin Lieberman of Potomac, Md., and Genna Miller of Langhorne, Pa.

Mosaic United

Israeli initiative with Michigan connections promotes education and engagement for young Jews worldwide. For decades, Israel has relied on generous contributions from Jewish organizations and philanthropists in the diaspora to assist its educational programs, social services and economic development. But the roles have been reversed through Mosaic United, a program established by Israel’s Ministry of…

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Battles recalled: Aryeh Shachar, a company commander in Operation Nachshon, is interviewed by Ofer Regev for Toldot Yisrael. Courtesy of Toldot Yisrael

Seven Decades Later, Unsung ’48 Heroes Are Heard

By Gary Rosenblatt Jewish Week/Times of Israel New oral history project describes key roles of American Jews in Israel’s founding. Soon after the end of World War II, Zimel Resnick, a Russian Jewish immigrant operating an amusement park in New Jersey, was contacted by a good friend in Palestine. Resnick was asked to help raise…

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The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. UMich. U of M. UM

A New Permanent Home

JN digital archive to reside at U-M in perpetuity. A copy of the digital archive containing the entire contents of the Detroit Jewish News and its predecessor publication, comprising more than 330,000 pages and spanning over 100 years, will be housed in perpetuity at the University of Michigan and be available to the public free…

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