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Posted on May 1, 2015, 10:09 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

Eric Fingerhut, president/CEO of Hillel International, poses with some HMD students in the newly renovated space.

Renovated Hillel at WSU is cause for celebration. It was a housewarming of sorts — a community celebration of the recently renovated Hillel of Metro Detroit’s (HMD) offices at Wayne State University. A group of 130 Jewish community leaders, Hillel supporters, students and university officials cheerfully crowded together on the sixth floor of the Student…

Quick Click: Vignettes from the Jewish News Archives, April 30, 2015

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What balances the delicious flavors of whitefish and pike? Manischewitz Gefilte Fish! The wonderful flavors of these loaves of fish have graced the tables of Jewish households all around the world. Enjoyed on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, the traditional preparation of gefilte fish involved removing the fish’s skin from the flesh and then adding other ingredients, …
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Jewfro: Crossing The Threshold With Al Taubman

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Ben Falik pausing at (but not resisting) a threshold at the Detroit Institute of Arts

To better get to know the man as he lived — beyond the obits, eulogies, shouts and murmurs — Al Taubman and I spent the day after his funeral together. 9 a.m., my kitchen. For $3.99, I’m downloading A. Alfred Taubman’s 2007 autobiography Threshold Resistance: The Extraordinary Career of a Luxury Retailing Pioneer (the source …
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Oy, Baby … Can I Really Leave You?

Posted on April 30, 2015, 2:16 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Be the first to comment!

by Blythe Lipman You’re a new mom and it’s time to leave the baby home with your significant other or g-d forbid, an actual babysitter that’s not a relative. Can you do it? Oy, the anxiety. A headache, a stomachache, …maybe you should stay home and rest. Really!! I don’t think so. I know how …
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Mogul and Mentsh: A. Alfred Taubman 1924-2015

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A. Alfred Taubman

A legacy of accomplishment and abundant generosity. A. Alfred Taubman was an extraordinary entrepreneur whose remarkable vision and exceptional business acumen revolutionized the realm of retail shopping. He was also a passionate Zionist and staunch supporter of Jewish life and causes in Israel and throughout the world. Locally, he was a dedicated community benefactor whose…

Quick Click: Vignettes from the Jewish News, April 23, 2015

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With Pesach now past and Shavuot on the horizon, here’s an interesting tidbit of information about this feast of unleavened bread happening where you might not expect a Pesach seder to take place. A plane; a submarine? No! The correct answer is in a Michigan prison! In March 1942, the Detroit Jewish News published an …
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Learning From Israeli Success

Posted on April 16, 2015, 10:36 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , , . Be the first to comment!

Members of the Entrepreneur Mission visit with students at an international boarding school started by an Israeli entrepreneur.

Detroit entrepreneurs seek to emulate Israel’s “Startup Nation.” Twenty Detroit entrepreneurs sat around the conference table of one of Israel’s most noted venture funds, Jerusalem Venture Partners. It was the 78th hour of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s inaugural Entrepreneur Mission to Israel. Local restaurant mogul Zach Sklar asked the question of the week:…

Quick Click: Vignettes From The JN Archives, April 16, 2015

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The Detroit Jewish News Archives holds some fascinating stories, to say the least. While working with the archives last week, I ran across a story about a military hero that you may not have heard of, but is someone you may know. As the U.S Army, along with its British and Canadian allies, began closing …
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Flying High

Posted on April 9, 2015, 2:23 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . 1 Comment.

Ilya and Michael Khakham

Dreams do come true for this father-son duo. All his life, 61-year-old Ilya Khakham dreamed of flying. Today, in America — at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford, to be precise — those dreams have become a reality. But the native of Moldova, who came to Michigan in 1990 with his wife, Nina, and two…

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