Posts Tagged ‘women’

Why NCJW | MI Pulled Out Of Women’s March Inc.

While Women’s March Inc. was established in opposition to President Donald Trump’s views and policies, its leadership has come under scrutiny by many Jewish organizations and LGBTQ groups for its anti-Semitic and its anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Due to this controversy, the Board of Directors of National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan (NCJW | MI) voted not…

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Letters – Responses to Common Thread

Read letters to the editor responding to “Common Thread” Don’t Forget B’nai Israel I was delighted to read Barbara Lewis’s article “Common Thread” (Dec. 6, page 18). Though not so unusual, seven synagogues currently are led by women. It was indeed good to learn that seven congregations in the Detroit area are led by women…

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Looking Back At Women In Politics

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Mike Smith Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist Well, the 2018 elections are over. We can now enjoy the lack of political advertisements on our televisions and radios and, the best part, no more robocalls! One of the most interesting and historic aspects of the…

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Temple Israel women’s mission participants at the gates of Auschwitz.

On Redemption

Temple Israel women’s mission to Eastern Europe spurs reflections, connection. Rabbis Jen Kaluzny and Jen Lader Special to the Jewish News Several weeks ago, we stood at the waters of Birkenau and said Kaddish next to a pond where the ashes of a half-million of our people were cast away. Then we found redemption in…

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After The Vote — 2018

Making sense of what happened and what comes next. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor If there is one piece of good news that both Democrats and Republicans can celebrate about the 2018 midterms, it’s that voter turnout was the strongest in decades, about 113 million nationally, or 49 percent of eligible voters, compared to 36 percent…

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Making Trouble

Activist Cecile Richards urges women to take action and fight for progress. Above: Jodie Wittenberg Heicklen, Fran Heicklen and Cecile Richards Photo by Barbara Lewis More than half of the registered voters in the U.S. are women, more than half of all college students are women, and women account for nearly half the workforce. And, if Cecile…

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Esteemed Women

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic honors women who make a difference. Each year, the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic in Pontiac, which provides healthcare to vulnerable community members, hosts the Esteemed Women of Michigan event to honor women who have excelled at improving Michigan communities. This year’s event is presented by United Shore and will…

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Letters – October 4, 2018

Girls Have the Right to Say No My family and I read with great sadness the story of Ethan Bean’s too-short life (Sept. 13, page 10). We are immeasurably thankful to his family for sharing his story and his struggle with the community, and I am certain that their bravery will help others and save…

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NCJW Brings Women’s Rights Activist

Above: Cecile Richards Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, women’s rights activist and New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan’s (NCJW|MI) annual benefit luncheon on Oct. 11. Proceeds raised at the event, to be held at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, will be…

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Women In Pain: “Sick” And “Ask Me About My Uterus”

This month, I am presenting you with a two-fer. I traveled a lot in the last two months and had the opportunity to catch up on, what is to me, pleasure reading. As someone with multiple chronic illnesses (lupus and rheumatoid arthritis), I devour illness memoirs. I know this may not be the genre of…

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