Posts Tagged ‘Windsor’

New Rabbi Is Making a Difference at Windsor’s Temple Beth El

By Ron Stang, Special to the Jewish News Photograph courtesy of Rabbi Lynn Goldstein   It all adds up to practicing tikkun olam. Rabbi Lynn Goldstein, who now oversees the congregation at Windsor’s Reform synagogue, Temple Beth El, brings a point of view and resume that combines the spiritual and real world so that Judaism…

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Children Plant Olive Trees For Windsor Tu B’Shevat Celebration

By Ron Stang, Special to the Jewish News Photography by Ron Stang Dozens of children and their parents turned out on a bitterly cold day at a suburban Windsor nursery to celebrate Tu B’Shevat. The event featured talks and workshops on planting olive trees, animal rescue and making bird feeders out of bagels. There was also…

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A letter from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Jewish community.

Windsor Jewish Community Vigil

The Windsor Jewish Community Centre, Congregation Beth El, Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue and The Chabad Jewish Centre of Windsor invites the public to a vigil in solidarity with the Congregation of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The vigil will take place at Congregation Beth El on Tuesday October 30 at 7 p.m.

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Herb Gray in the Feb. 6, 1970 issue of the Detroit Jewish News

Looking Back At Herb Gray

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Ever hear of Herb Gray? Do those of you with Canadian roots in Windsor, Ontario, know about Mr. Gray? I ran across a very interesting story about Herb Gray in the Feb. 6, 1970, issue of the JN. That’s where I learned he was…

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From the JN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History

I was thinking about Canada again this week after Carolyn Gray, my good friend from Hamilton, Ontario, reminded me that “Labor Day” in Canada is actually “Labour Day.” Recently, I wrote a bit about the relationship of Detroit and Michigan to Windsor, Ontario, and elsewhere in Canada, and pointed out that many of us have…

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Grandson Marc Kestenberg at his May 17 wedding in Toronto with his grandfather Harry Chil Zborowski

For Openers: Coming Full Circle

On Saturday, Aug. 18, I traveled by train out of Windsor to Toronto for the funeral of my 99-year-old cousin Harry Chil Zborowski. I settled into my seat for the 5:45 evening departure, relieved that I was going to arrive Sunday on time to pay my final respects to the most amazing man I had…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle story on Windsor Jews

Looking Back At The Detroit-Windsor Connection

From the JN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Many Michigan citizens have connections to Canada, including members of Metropolitan Detroit’s Jewish community. Thousands upon thousands of immigrants to Michigan over the past three centuries have come to the state after spending some years in Canada. For one example, as of the 2016…

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The Windsor JCC sponsored a trip to Israel in the 1970s.

Windsor Jewish Reunion

Windsor Jews old and new are invited to “come home” for October gala. Something to ponder: What’s the first foreign city south of Detroit? No, it’s not a trick question. It’s Windsor! And this Canadian metropolis, which enjoys a close relationship with the Motor City, both logistically and emotionally, and boasts a 140-year-old Jewish community,…

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A rack of delicious baby back ribs with barbecue sauce, french fries, coleslaw and beer.

Danny Raskin: Steven Lelli’s Tribute

Hundreds come to enjoy Checker Bar-B-Q favorites. He thought the big problem could be solved by having three seatings, but Mark Zarkin, owner of Steven Lelli’s Inn On The Green, 12 Mile, west of Halsted, Farmington Hills, vastly underestimated the huge popularity of the years ago former Checker Bar-B-Q favorite of his and so many…

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