Israel & the World

June 1, 2016

Battling the Hydra-Headed BDS Beast

My first anti-BDS battle took place at the 2007 annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, the 35,000-member organization for literature and foreign language teachers. There already had been anti-Israel divestment resolutions at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT and a few other schools, but this was the first major drive at a national faculty association.We debated the […]

Andrea Goldstein
May 1, 2016

Called to Serve

Last year, they were students carrying book bags. This year, they are Israeli soldiers carrying the responsibility of defending our Jewish State.

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 […]

Naomi Rockowitz
March 17, 2016

Federation’s Mission Control

Her title is Federation’s Director of Missions and Exchanges, but her role is so much more. Master planner, travel agent, tour guide and host, Naomi Miller Rockowitz serves Jewish Detroit as our eyes and ears, our guide on the ground and the face of Federation in Israel.

Nancy Schneider
February 29, 2016

Nurse Nancy Schneider: Hospice Hero

Here's a story of an incredible journey, a loving family and a nurse on a mission far beyond the call of the most vigilant of hospice caregivers.

2015 Mission
January 29, 2016

Travels on a Federation Mission

Why go to Israel? Ask anyone who has been to Israel on a mission, a Birthright trip or a fact-finding exchange organized by the Detroit Federation. Most will tell you that their experience was eye-opening, inspiring – even life-changing.

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