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Hands-Free Driving

Posted on April 23, 2014, 9:28 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!

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Local engineer’s expertise helps guide GM’s SuperCruise project I’m sitting in a souped-up Cadillac SRX, driving at 60 miles per hour around a curving highway with my feet flat on the floor and not on the gas pedal. I’m used to this, having had cruise control in my car for many years. But now my…

Financial Pressure

Posted on April 18, 2014, 7:07 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!

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Jewish community centers in North America are facing financial pressures that have forced more than a few to shut their doors — or take out loans to survive.Like other other Jewish institutions, attracting and retaining members is a challenge in an era when American Jews feel at ease anywhere and choose to spend their dollars…

From Germany to Jewish Detroit

Posted on April 10, 2014, 5:14 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!

Visiting Cafe Europa at the Oak Park JCC, Richard Bachmann, center, enjoys conversations with good friends Esther Lupyan, a Holocaust survivor from Minsk, Russia, and Dr. Charles Silow, the director of Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families at Jewish Senior Life.

A young volunteer’s remarkable journey to our Holocaust Memorial Center Against the backdrop of suburban traffic along Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, the building looms: imposing and haunting, if not an intentionally provocative presence. Through its doors, millions of visitors have come to learn, to reflect, to remember, to share stories that forever change…

Ethnic and Minority Newspapers Explore Detroit Bankruptcy, Recovery

Posted on April 4, 2014, 12:43 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!

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The rare collaboration among five minority weeklies aims to open dialogue and perspective during the city’s financial crisis and recovery.  By Christy Arboscello, NMM Five ethnic and minority publications that are deeply tied to Detroit are joining forces for the first time to explore the city’s financial crisis in a series that will run over…

BDS Soundly Defeated

Posted on April 3, 2014, 5:46 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!

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Passionate U-M Hillel students worked hard to combat on-campus anti-Israel resolution. Turmoil at the University of Michigan over a controversial divestment proposal culminated at an emotionally charged six-hour meeting of the Central Student Government (CSG) assembly, where the resolution was defeated by a 25-9 vote. Endorsed by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) and…

Historic Ruling

Posted on March 26, 2014, 10:29 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!

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A happy family: Lisa Bargende Sollish, Remy, Harper and Elizabeth Sollish. It was a weekend mixed with celebration, disappointment and uncertainty for hundreds of couples and supporters of same-sex marriage in Michigan, as Federal Judge Bernard Friedman issued a momentous decision that legalizes marriage between two members of the same sex. Local same-sex marriage decision…

‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’

Posted on March 26, 2014, 7:46 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Be the first to comment!

Anna Berg (shown with Saskia Pantell) organized two pro-Israel rallies in Stockholm where she lives

Online petition Facebook co-founder to remove hateful anti-Semitic pages In many ways, Facebook is a work of fiction- anyone can join the online, global social network, post anything (subject to the website’s rules) and pretend to be someone or something they’re not. Posts can include exaggerations, made-up stories and sometimes even outright lies. Anna Berg…

Read A Good Book Lately

Posted on March 22, 2014, 4:10 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Comments are closed.

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Megastar Oprah brought new popularity to book clubs when she began one on her TV talk show in 1996. Her book choices quickly brought fame to their authors and surging book sales in the country. But book clubs were already thriving in the Detroit area in 1996, including some that had been active for decades…

A New Sisterhood

Posted on March 12, 2014, 4:46 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . Comments are closed.

Carolyn Morris, Ronelle Grier and Jodie Jacobs, all of West Bloomfield, Stacey Larson and Hayley Snyder, both of Farmington Hills, and Tali Wendrow of Commerce Township

I came for a massage and a few days away from the daily grind of motherhood and life in general. I left with 20 new sisters and a renewed spirit. The Friendship Circle Moms Spa Retreat, which took place Feb. 28-March 2, was unlike anything I expected or imagined. For 48 hours, we laughed until…

Jews Behind Bars

Posted on March 5, 2014, 8:17 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged . 5 Comments.

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Jewish Prisoners Face Unique Challenges, Including Antisemitism And Difficulty Obtaining Kosher Food Evan Sherman’s life story reads like a movie script or true-life crime novel. While not proud of his past behavior, he admits to writing counterfeit checks from made-up bank accounts, accruing more than $700,000 in a span of four years. After being sentenced…


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