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Posts Tagged ‘Yeshiva Beth Yehudah’

brightly lit up ten with shoes by the door to the tent in a dark outside setting.

Keeping the Tent Open

Detroit Jews need to balance security concerns with an open and welcoming culture. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Jewish America may have changed on Saturday, Oct. 27, when 11 worshippers were gunned down at a Pittsburgh synagogue, but the perspective of the Security Department of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is the same as it…

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little girl blowing bubbles in a park

The Children Are Our Future

The Contours of Our Jewish Community: Snapshots From the 2018 Population Study Editor’s Note: Each week, the Jewish News will offer insights into the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with the intent of stimulating discussion about its potential meaning and impact. The Detroit Jewish community is nationally recognized for its programs and…

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A man's hands holding the Lulav and Etrog, symbols of the Jewish festival of Succot.

Weekly Torah Portion – The Dwelling That Unifies

Parshat Chol Hamoed Sukkot: Exodus 33:12-34:26; Numbers 29: 26-31; Ezekiel 38:18-39:16. Sukkot is the Festival of Joy. Throughout the holiday, four times a day, we refer to Sukkot as the time of our happiness in our prayers. What exactly are we so happy about? And, how did Sukkot, or any of the holidays, get to…

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Rabbi Yehuda Kaplan shows off two shofars from his collection. Photo by Yona Burstyn

Horns And More

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer Local rabbi shares his collection of shofars to educate others. Many folks are preparing for Rosh Hashanah by dusting their shofars and practicing their blowing, but Rabbi Yehuda Kaplan of Oak Park is not actually a baal tokaya (shofar blower). If he were going to practice blowing all his shofars, it…

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Descendants of Judith and Jacob Chicorel at the 100th anniversary gala. Photo credit: Brian Masserman

Preserving Culture – Keter Torah

Keter Torah marks 100 years of the Sephardic community in Detroit. The distinction between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Judaism is evident the moment one walks into the building that houses the Keter Torah congregation at the corner of Orchard Lake and Walnut Lake roads. The mezuzah is hung vertically, just as they were on the doorposts…

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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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