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Eighth-graders at Baker Middle School in Troy work on a mosaic panel that will be installed with others by students at Children’s Hospital of Michigan-Troy, now under construction.

Kids create mosaic murals for new hospital to make other kids feel better. Two eighth-graders at Baker Middle School in Troy know the waiting rooms and lengthy hallways at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit intimately. Regardless of the separate reasons they had to be there, both could find distractions in looking at other young…



Quick Click: Vignettes from the Jewish News Archives, May 28, 2015

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Some of us may not want to admit it, but growing-up in Detroit in the 1950s and 1960s, we watched professional wrestling every Saturday. There were two main shows on Detroit TV: Motor City Wrestling on WXYZ-TV and Big Time Wrestling on CKLW-TV from Windsor, Ontario. But, did you know that the man most responsible …
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Jewfro: ‘I’m Glad I’m Not In The Triangle’

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Chung's Cantonese Cuisine downtown and on Cass Avenue.

With the philosophical posture of a too-tired-to-sleep kindergartener, my son Judah asked me the other night, “What places aren’t there anymore?” Tempted as I was to share my first reaction — “Disney World. Go to sleep. Also Disneyland.” — I conjured and tried to describe Pompeii, Atlantis, Utopia, Shangri-la and the Bermuda Triangle, to which …
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Profound Impact

Posted on May 18, 2015, 9:31 AM . Filed in featured. Tagged , , . 2 Comments.

Rachel Jacobs with her son, Jacob

Rachel Jacobs’ family recalls her devotion to social justice, her loved ones and to Detroit. Rachel Jacobs, 39, was known for her kind and caring heart, her exceptional business acumen, and the profound impact she made on the many lives she touched with her friendship, compassion and boundless energy. A devoted wife, mother, daughter and…



Never Too Late

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Jim Rawlinson holds a Torah at Temple Israel.

Adult b’nai mitzvah classes represent a different coming of age. A group of students sits immersed in Torah study on a recent Wednesday at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Their teacher, Rabbi Rachel Shere, guides the lesson based on carefully selected texts that delve into the theme of coming of age. In preparation for…


Modern Travel

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Harvey Turkel, a bus schedule expert, knows the complications involved in taking the bus.

Freshwater Transit seeks to develop public transportation systems in Detroit. Oak Park retiree Harvey Turkel is adept at using bus schedules. He knows exactly when he’ll be picked up on Greenfield Road, south of 10 Mile. He knows the complications for local riders to get around since SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) stopped…



USC Shoah Foundation to Honor William Clay Ford, Jr.

Posted on May 13, 2015, 8:58 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . 2 Comments.

William Clay Ford, Jr.

STEVEN SPIELBERG AND USC SHOAH FOUNDATION TO HONOR  WILLIAM CLAY FORD, JR., EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY, AT AMBASSADORS FOR HUMANITY GALA IN DETROIT Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, will present William Clay Ford, Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, with the Institute’s …
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