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United By Food

Posted on February 5, 2016, 1:41 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

Judy Goldsmith browns meat to go into a cholent for Shabbat Kiddush at the Woodward Avenue Shul.

Dedicated volunteers fuel Kiddush luncheons. Next time you make your way down a Kiddush luncheon line, consider all the meticulous planning that goes into its preparation. A Kiddush may be as simple as plates of cookies or bagels and shmears, or as elaborate as a spread that features hot entrees, including a hearty cholent. Throughout…


Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, Feb. 4, 2016

Posted on February 5, 2016, 1:23 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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Let’s go back a few years. It is 1930 in Detroit and you feel like having a bit of entertainment. What will you do? There is no Internet or television, and certainly no cell phones or home theaters. You might listen to a bit of radio, if there is any regular programming at the time …
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Love And Marriage: Two local women get to have the wedding of their dreams.

Posted on January 29, 2016, 11:07 AM . Filed in Features. Tagged , . 2 Comments.

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On June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage became legal in Michigan. Minutes after hearing the news, Annette Kanar called her girlfriend, Leslee Kanar. She knew Leslee was working, but left her a message: “I hope you still want to marry me.” Leslee did. The couple had already planned to have a party on Aug. 21, before …
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Troubled Water

Posted on January 28, 2016, 3:10 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . 1 Comment.

Bottles contain brownish water drawn in Flint and clear water from Detroit.  The contamination is obvious.

Jewish Flint residents work to help others avoid contaminated water. Joyce Labiner runs the water in her Flint kitchen and sees a colorless liquid. She is thirsty, but she has become used to turning off the faucet and reaching for yet another bottle of water delivered by her daughter or a caring neighbor. It took…


Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, Jan. 28, 2016

Posted on January 28, 2016, 2:44 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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The Detroit Jewish community has certainly provided Michigan and the world with some talented people. When doing research into the Jewish News, one sees the names of many Jewish men and women who excel in business, politics, medicine or the arts, such as this story about former state politicians that included a a profile of …
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The JN Wants Your Simchah Photos

Posted on January 28, 2016, 12:09 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

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Share the joy of your simchah with the community in JN’s March 24 Celebrate! issue. We’re inviting readers to send in photos from their weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, brit milah, baby namings and other ceremonies from 2014-2015 for our annual “Community Portraits” feature. Photos must be high-resolution jpgs (500k-1mb) and not taken by a professional. Email…



Jan. 27 Is International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted on January 27, 2016, 8:40 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , . Be the first to comment!

The creation of Israel in 1948 and its continued existence today is an important response to the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, commemorated worldwide each year on January 27th. A world once shocked by Germany’s war crimes knows that Israel exists to protect Jews and guarantee that the Jewish people flourish, and to ensure that …
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Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, Jan. 21, 2016

Posted on January 21, 2016, 7:42 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , . Be the first to comment!

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While we at the Jewish News Foundation do indeed believe in developing resources to be used in the future, my job as archivist and historian is usually a matter of looking back. And to start the year, I found a most interesting article from the Jan. 5, 1990, issue of the JN: “Gazing into the …
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