Bar Mitzvah Etiquette

B’nai Mitzvah Etiquette

Chairs line the dance floor in the synagogue social hall. Parents sit in rows to one side, shifting in their chairs, some remembering when they were on the dance floor 20, 30, even 40 years earlier.

Fred Butzel

Notes from The Archives

Google the name Fred M. Butzel: No one man, and certainly no one in the Detroit community has done more to earn the esteem of so many.

Days of Awe

Days of Awe

Introducing Rabbis Arturo Kalfus, Mark Robbins, Jeffrey L. Falick and Shragie Myers

Eugene and Marcia Applebaum

Reflections of a Grateful Community

Federation’s 2013 Fred M. Butzel Award honoree is recognized for his extraordinary leadership and generosity.

Stories from the Archives

Photos in the Archives

They are our strength, our inspiration, our moms. In tribute to Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12), we look back (and forward) in celebration of Federation Women.

JSL

To Life! L’Chaim

Last year, the Jewish communal agencies that serve older adults launched a collaborative effort to serve older adults efficiently and easily.

2013 Melton Award

Quest for the Best

Who are the Chosen People? What is kosher? What is the meaning of a Bar Mitzvah? Why pray? Answers found at the Melton School.

Pass the Matzah, please

Pass the Matzah, Please

Pass over the matzah? Heaven forbid. Hardly the bread of affliction. As we know from family recipes, matzah makes the Passover meal.

From the Archives, December 2012

Scenes from the Archives

Clothes change. Hairstyles change. Families grow. The community builds. Happily, Chanukah stays Chanukah.

From the Archives

Scenes from the Archives

In the month of November we celebrate the blessings of family and community. So many reasons to give our thanks.