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Posts Tagged ‘William Davidson Foundation’

William Davidson Permanent Exhibition Gallery rendering showing glass cases and people walking in a wide open space.

Davidson Gallery

New National Library of Israel will use the space to display collection treasures. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Construction has begun for a new home for the National Library of Israel, located across from the Knesset and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the 480,000-square-foot building should become a major attraction for…

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Farber Hebrew Day School Receives Grant

From the JN Staff Farber Hebrew Day School – Yeshivat Akiva has received a $1.3 million multi-year grant from the William Davidson Foundation, the second grant from the foundation in support of Farber HDS’s academic achievement. The first grant was a multi-year grant in the amount of $2.25 million awarded in 2015. “The William Davidson…

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two books stacked on top of each other open on a table in a library with other books on a shelf behind them. There is a pen inside one of the books.

Research Project on Jewish Educators

The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) announced the launch of a major project supported by the William Davidson Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation for comprehensive research on the pipeline and “career arc” of educators working in Jewish education. The two-year project is supported by grants totaling $1.5 million from both foundations…

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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

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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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