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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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Giving Back(packs!): Mike Morse Law Firm provides 33,000 backpacks, school supplies to Detroit students

Posted on August 23, 2016, 3:02 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Be the first to comment!

Attorney Mike Morse in front of a growing pile of backpacks

Pencils? Check. Glue sticks? Check. Notebooks, folders, crayons, water bottles and other must-have school supplies were all stuffed into brand new backpacks that will soon be distributed to 33,000 Detroit Public School (DPS) students in grades K-8. Hundreds of volunteers formed an assembly line in the storage area of the Meijer store on Middlebelt Road …
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Shortfall in Tuition Assistance Leaves Some Farber Hebrew Day School Families Scrambling

Posted on August 23, 2016, 12:13 PM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , . Be the first to comment!

The new building at Farber Hebrew Day School in Southfield will be ready for students after winter break.

While the newly named Farber Hebrew Day School-Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield welcomed students this week for the school year, a 31 percent shortfall in expected tuition assistance is causing some families to scramble for last-minute loans or make alternate arrangements for their children’s education. Established in 1964, Farber Hebrew Day School is a dual-curriculum Ortho-dox…




Detroiters at Jewish Innovation Summit In Israel Bring Ideas Home

Posted on August 19, 2016, 11:49 AM . Filed in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , . Be the first to comment!

University of Michigan alumni and graduate students who participated: (standing) Aaron Miller, Rabbi Dan Horwitz, Kevin Lieberman, Nathan Gilson and Adam Finkel; (front) Erin Zaikis and Beth DeBeer.

To see the future of the global Jewish community, you need to attend ROI (Return on Investment), an annual summit that gathers 150 of the Jewish world’s brightest young minds from every corner of the globe and every field of endeavor to “dream big, network intensely and learn a great deal from a cohort of…


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