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High-Tech Project

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Jerry Knoppow stands at the equator in Uganda.

Grandfather and granddaughter work to keep Ugandan Jews sustainably wired. At Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, all students learn to click, drag and research in fully wired media labs equipped to educate in today’s digital age. Far away, in a remote village in eastern Uganda containing a large percentage of the country’s 2,000 Abayudaya…

Senior Services

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Rose Breitberg and Sarah Kreisman of Fleischman Residence in West Bloomfield enjoy making apple cake for Rosh Hashanah.

Jewish Senior Life reviews its accomplishments, challenges after its first five years. Five years ago, two major community agencies came together to provide more efficient services to Metro Detroit’s sizable Jewish elderly population under one umbrella organization known as Jewish Senior Life (JSL). Today, the agency’s leaders look back with pride at what has been…

Ready For Shabbos?

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Hundreds of Jewish women from all walks of life participated in last year’s Johannesburg Challah Bake during the first Shabbos Project.

Detroit to join in global project to celebrate Shabbat together. Maybe you observe Shabbos every week in true Orthodox style. Maybe Saturday is just another day for you, a time to go shopping and catch up with housework. Wherever you usually fall on the spectrum of Sabbath observance, consider participating in the Shabbos Project Oct.…


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Labor Day weekend: Perry Shulman, center, and his wife, Passie, far right, were reunited with Leon Bass, second from right, in a meeting arranged by Shulman’s son, Greg, with help from Bass’ daughter, Delia, left of Shulman. Bass’ granddaughter, Kendall, witnessed the extraordinary reunion.

A Holocaust survivor and American soldier share their disparate yet remarkably similar stories. Fourteen-year-old Perry Shulman was lying immobilized on April 11, 1945. He had contracted frostbite on his feet during the Death March from Auschwitz-Birkenau to Buchenwald, and a Russian prisoner, claiming to be a butcher back home, chopped off his toes with a…

Perfect Fit

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Rabbi Joseph Krakoff meets with two of his colleagues from Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network: Bonnie Laker, left, community liaison, and Cheryl Weiss, director of education.

Krakoff channels pastoral care passion into Jewish Hospice job. Rabbi Joseph Krakoff is moving on to the next chapter of his professional life. The rabbi, who served Congregation Shaarey Zedek for 16 years until the congregation’s board ended his tenure on July 31, is now handling community outreach and education for the Jewish Hospice and …
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‘New Normal’

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Job seekers learn the latest job- search techniques at the David B. Hermelin ORT Center, a division of JVS, that teaches computer skills.

The recession solidified aid to the Jewish community; some are still struggling for recovery. In June 2009, 15.5 percent of Michigan’s workforce was unemployed as the national economy reeled on multiple fronts, including housing and the auto industry. The unemployed included recent graduates struggling to find first jobs as well as many individuals in mid-…

Band Of Brothers

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Josh Stewart watch as a guest’s dog runs across the lawn. Josh Fishman watches as guests Albert Budnitskiy and Kayla Kalinski, both of Royal Oak, are greeted by Jordan Rosenbaum.

Residents of Moishe House Royal Oak celebrate their first anniversary. Put five good-looking, single young men together in one house and you could have a sequel to Animal House. Or you could have the Moishe House in Royal Oak, a social center for suburban Jewish young adults. The house is the successor to the Motor…

Dear Debra: Tattoo-Phobic Grandma, Conflicted Teacher

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Babies on their back? Encroaching neighbors! Inheritance woes...All in this issues 'Dear Debra', check it out!

By Debra Darvick Got a burning question? Need some advice? Send your questions to and look for an answer in next month’s issue.   Dear Debra, Every couple of years we have a family portrait: my husband and I, our three children and their children and now, our grandchildren’s spouses. We do the whole …
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