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Rabbi Aaron Starr has assumed greater responsibilities at Shaarey Zedek.

Shaarey Zedek’s Rabbi Aaron Starr seeks to inspire and educate Jews of all ages. Aaron Starr — a rabbi and educator with leadership drive, athleticism and a deep sense of tradition — is now delving into the intense role of sole rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Zedek (CSZ), Metro Detroit’s largest and oldest Conservative synagogue. With…

Growing Opportunities

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan at the announcement that Talmer Bank will offer $25,000 forgivable loans for buyers who buy Marygrove homes in Detroit Land Bank Authority auctions.

Economic development leaders talk about what’s next in a post-bankruptcy Detroit. Exactly four years ago, as Detroit was spiraling down an economically unstable trajectory, Time magazine asked national thought-leaders what they’d do for Detroit’s future. Architect Daniel Libeskind suggested giving away land to encourage homesteaders, Author John Gallagher envisioned a more entrepreneurial city — with…

Forever Families

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Marla Michele Must of Birmingham with her children Jake, Sasha Jade and Ava in China, where she adopted Sasha Jade

Detroiters welcome children into their lives through international and domestic adoption. ovember is National Adoption Month. To celebrate, the Jewish News has profiled a few of the many families in our community whose families include children who weren’t born to them. Some of them adopted children from other countries, some arranged a private adoption, and…

Our Past And Future

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Bill Davidson

Davidson Foundation’s $2 million gift will sustain and grow DJN Foundation archive in perpetuity. The William Davidson Foundation is providing the Detroit Jewish News Foundation with a transformative endowment gift that will assure the Detroit Jewish News and the soon-to-be digitized Detroit Jewish Chronicle are protected, maintained and enhanced — and available to the community…

Quick Click … Vignettes from the JN archives, Nov. 6

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Today, there are about 600 Jewish War Veterans in Michigan. This is the story of one veteran, David George, who served with courage and dedication in the Korean War (1950-1953). George grew up in Detroit and took engineering classes at Cass Tech High until he was drafted at age 20. After completing basic training, he …
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The Browns call their home “Kibbutz Detropia.”

Detroit couple fight confiscation of animals. David and Sky Brown had high hopes for creating an idyllic urban farm when they bought a small, rundown house near McNichols and Telegraph in northwest Detroit last spring. They moved in in June and hung a sign in the front welcoming visitors to “Kibbutz Detropia.” They built a…

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The Detroit Jewish News is a pro-Zionist newspaper that has been serving Metro Detroit’s Jewish community since 1942 with news and opinion that’s engaging, educational, enjoyable and unique.  We strive to reflect a full range of diverse viewpoints while also advocating positions that strengthen Jewish unity and continuity. From stories on local Jewish business owners, philanthropists and …
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