Posts Tagged ‘Young Israel’

The Detroit hockey team that competed at the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in California

Perseverance Pays Off For Female Hockey Player

The first results from Detroit are in from the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in Orange County, Calif., and they’re as cold as ice. The Detroit hockey team reached the quarterfinals of the 11-team competition last week but didn’t advance any further and fell one victory short of making it to the medal round. Mark…

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women's leadership YIOS

Lending Talents

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer YIOS earns grant for women’s leadership program. During its inaugural year, the Orthodox Union’s Department of Women’s Initiative called for synagogues to apply for a challenge grant of up to $5,000 to fund new creative programs for women and girls. Dr. Adina Shmidman, founding director, reported that 93 synagogues across the…

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painted rocks. rock painting

Michigan Rocks!

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer Rock painting and hiding are a fun family pastime. If you’re out and about this summer and spy a flash of color, check it out. It could be a hidden painted rock. Its sole purpose: to bring you a smile. The rock painting craze is simple: People paint rocks and hide…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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Randy Winston of Temple Israel No. 3 concentrates at the plate.

18 Teams Hope To Sparkle On The Diamond This Season

Play ball! The Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League’s 23rd season is under way, although it’s a slow start because after Opening Day on a sunny May 6, there were no games the next two Sundays because of Mother’s Day and Shavuot. Play in the weekly league will resume Sunday, May 27, over the Memorial…

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High school students Molly Yarbrough, Estee Brown and Zoe Korelitz.

Celebrating Israel! – Yom HaAtzmaut

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Paul Fischer [similar id=45408 type=all] Farber students go all out for the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary. More than a half-century ago, the founders of Akiva Hebrew Day School (Yeshivat Akiva), an Orthodox Zionist institution, intended to create an educational institution dedicated to Jewish and secular studies “while imbuing its…

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