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JNF Names Local Co-Presidents

Andy Goldberg of Bloomfield Hills and Karen Freedland-Berger of West Bloomfield are the new co-presidents of the Detroit Jewish National Fund Board. Their appointments come when JNF is working on the second half of its One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade campaign. “This role matters so much because it gives me an…

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Yad Ezra Vandal Caught On Video

Vandal Doesn’t Keep Yad Ezra From Its Mission Around 4 p.m. on Sept. 23, a man bicycling past Yad Ezra vandalized the property at 2850 W. 11 Mile Road in Berkley, knocking out a security camera as he attempted to take down a sukkah built on the property. The incident was recorded on a second…

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Carly Sugar’s sukkah at her home in Rosedale Park on the northwest side of Detroit. The home is a collective of artists and makers called the Glastonbury Collective.

Reclaiming Sukkot

Finding new meaning in ancient tradition. As the moon waxes into fullness and the growing season reaches its end, we celebrate Sukkot. This holiday takes us out of this modern time, with its comforts and complexities, through rituals that seem downright witchy, if not counter-cultural. We are called to build a sukkah — a temporary…

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yamulke to represent the Detroit Jewish News during the Days of Awe

Publisher’s Notebook: Staying Mission-Focused In Turbulent Times

As we enter the new year 5779 and the accompanying Days of Awe, we are compelled to reflect on our shortcomings, seek reconciliation with those we have wronged and commit to a path of self-improvement. This period of somber introspection is currently framed and besmirched by a loss of civil discourse, absence of empathy and…

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Hannah Lewis with an assortment of her own fermented veggies and sauces

Sour Grapes? Nah, Sour Pickles!

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Jerry Zolynsky Here’s how you can make your own at home in a flash. It feels uncanny. Put cucumbers in a jar. Cover them with clear salt water. Add a few spices. Wait a week or so, and you have delicious sour pickles in a tangy, cloudy green brine.…

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Bernie (Bernard Jonas) with his children, Marc Jonas, Suezanne Winkelman and Rabbi Shmaya Jonas

A Family Man Turns 95

Remember your class trip to wherever it may have been? One memento was probably a class picture that, when unrolled, covered the table top. Imagine, if you will, such a large photo but of only one family. This is the case of most simchahs celebrated by the family of Bernard Jonas of West Bloomfield, who…

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Participants were limited to spending only $4.20 for a day’s worth of food.

Yad Ezra’s Food Stamps Challenge

Here’s something to chew over: The daily SNAP (aka food stamps) allocation in Michigan is $4.20 per person per day. The good folks at Yad Ezra, the Berkley-based kosher food pantry, asked: How far does $4.20 worth of groceries really get you? I thought it might be fun to see if I could shop for…

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Kelly and Mike Sternberg, Nechama and Jason Lurie, Michael Shapiro, Josh Weinberg and Allen Weiss at the Yad Ezra Battle Hunger Friendraiser event

Faces & Places – Yad Ezra Battle Hunger “Friendraiser”

Photos by Rimma Aronow On May 9, a crowd of 400 people gathered at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit to be entertained by Chicago Dance Crash who hosted an audience-voted, emceed dance battle — the first of its kind to come to Metro Detroit. Battle Hunger is the annual…

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ZSTG B’nai B’rith. older people and two babies.

B’nai B’rith Brings People Together

Special membership rates offered as part of 175th anniversary. Why should teenagers have all the fun? Opportunities for friendship, social activities and philanthropy are available for mature Jewish individuals in Metro Detroit through ZSTG Unit of B’nai B’rith (BB). The group’s 300 members include couples, singles, widows and widowers, primarily from Oakland County. ZSTG —…

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food for food stamp challenge for SNAP

20 Million Pounds And Still Counting…

Twenty-eight years ago, Yad Ezra, Michigan’s only kosher food pantry, opened its doors to provide free supplemental groceries to low-income Jewish families living in southeast Michigan. At that time, it was difficult to convince people in our community that there were Jewish families who were so vulnerable they couldn’t provide the most basic of necessities…

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