Celebrations

May 1, 2016

So You Think You Know Hummus?

Light years away from the stuff that comes in store-bought tubs where you dip baby carrots, hummus in Israel is a butter-cream-like staple on the table. According to chef Michael Solomonov, celebrated Israeli restaurateur known for his bustling Dizengoff  hummusiya and landmark restaurant, Zahav, in Philadelphia,  “There’s something transcendent about the perfect bowl of hummus that […]

Gemach
March 31, 2016

Say Yes to the (Gemach) Dress

What is a gemach? You may well ask and find your answer searching in the heart of Jewish Detroit through racks of designer bridal gowns, bins of baby toys or in a basement turned store room for gently used furniture and household items to borrow and return.

Rebecca Starr
March 31, 2016

Breaking Bread Together

Truly it is amazing how such a simple food as matzah - the "bread of affliction" - holds such a rich and enduring message about the journey of the Jewish people.

March 30, 2016

No Potatoes Allowed

Sure, it’s only eight days, but it can feel like a lifetime. What do you eat for lunch if not a sandwich? What do you serve for dinner if not pasta?

January 4, 2016

See What “Pops Up” in Jewish Detroit History

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Jewish Community Archives, whose holdings now surpass two million documents, 25,000 photographs, and 100 oral history interviews.The celebration includes a “pop-up” exhibit, called Creating a Jewish Community, which kicks off in January and will run throughout 2016, hitting more than thirty locations around Metro Detroit.

January 3, 2016

Time for a Happy New Year Once Again

Just how many Jewish New Years do we have and why?? As trees begin to bloom in Israel, now in the month of Shvat, we celebrate another New Year, wishing you (and your trees) a Happy Tu B'Shvat!

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