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Ready For Some ATID? Monday nights mean Jewish learning for Detroit-area Conservative teens

Posted on August 26, 2016, 1:09 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

Josh Kavner, 17, of Farmington Hills; Eli Weil, 18, and Zoe Weil, 16, of West Bloomfield

Whether it is dubbed Alliance for Teens in Detroit, ATID or straight-up “Monday Night School,” Jewish teens from Detroit’s Conservative congregations have the opportunity to come together each Monday evening starting Sept. 12 at Adat Shalom in Farmington Hills.  They will socialize with friends over dinner, make further connections with their Jewish heritage and delve …
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Sunday School 2.0: Aish Detroit rolls out new curriculum for 2016-2017 school year

Posted on August 26, 2016, 9:51 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

Ariella Madgy of Huntington Woods at Sunday school graduation.

Aish Detroit is giving Sunday school a reboot, reimagining the weekly religious school experience and bringing things like computer coding, video editing, cooking and drama into the mix. This school year, students will learn about the Passover story, for example, while building pyramids using the popular virtual reality adventure game Minecraft. They’ll absorb the rich …
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21st-Century Learning: Hillel Day School completes update of its facilities

Posted on August 26, 2016, 7:42 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

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Taking cues from educational studies that show how learning environments impact student engagement, motivation and achievement, this summer, Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit in Farmington Hills continued renovations with complete updates of its facilities for students in grades K-6. The $4.84 million overhaul — $2.64 million for the K-2 David and Nanci Farber Learning …
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Weaving Magic: Teen engagement initiative aims to nurture the community’s next generation

Posted on August 25, 2016, 10:35 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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Jake Provizer of Farmington Hills remembers being “anti” Hebrew school. After his bar mitzvah at Temple Israel, the incoming Michigan State University freshman begrudgingly attended Monday night school. It was not until he found himself encircled by his newest friends during Havdalah at his first NFTY convention in Chicago that he felt his Jewish identity…


Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, Aug. 25, 2016

Posted on August 25, 2016, 8:06 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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I found a couple of interesting little historic bits this week, next to each other, in the Sept. 15, 1949, issue of the Jewish Chronicle. These were published roughly six months after the official end of Israel’s War of Independence. Generally, the war raged from May 15, 1948, upon the declaration of a State of …
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Editor’s Picks: What to do, where to go, who to see.

Posted on August 24, 2016, 4:42 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Be the first to comment!

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ART NEWS Early this year, Cranbrook Academy of Art exhibited “Him,” an exhibition project by Liz Cohen, artist-in-residence and head of the photography department at Cranbrook. For the project, the artist taught herself how to weave using one of Cranbrook’s historic looms while examining her interest in exhibitionism and acts of belonging with photography, videos, …
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Moving Jazz Forward and more Labor Day Fests

Posted on August 24, 2016, 3:50 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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David Weiss — band leader, arranger and composer — actually knew the local music legends whose works he will perform over the Labor Day weekend at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Weiss will be joined by his band, Point of Departure, to give audiences a more complete experience of the styles developed by the late pianist …
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An American Dream: Belarus immigrant Leon Bekker builds Michigan Academy of Gymnastics

Posted on August 24, 2016, 9:46 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

Leon Bekker, a coach, teacher and co-owner of Michigan Academy of Gymnastics in Westland, helps a student refine a move.

A walk inside the 24,000-square-foot Michigan Academy of Gymnastics in Westland with new co-owner Leon Bekker reveals much about the aspirations and dreams of many of those inside. It’s not just the landing mats that cover the floor like primary-colored building blocks, nor is it the little pony-tailed girls learning how to walk the balance…


Fressing With Fishman: Welcome Wahlburgers

Posted on August 24, 2016, 7:45 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , . Be the first to comment!

Mark Wahlburg was on hand at the grand opening of Detroit’s Wahlburgers on Aug. 12.

Michigan’s first Wahlburgers is now open. The restaurant has been busy with visits from its eponymous founding family as they settle into the space at 569 Monroe St. in Greektown. The Wahlberg brothers have developed 11 locations across North American after debuting the wildly popular concept in Hingham, Mass., in 2011. Episodes of the A&E …
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