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A JEWISH RENAISSANCE MEDIA PUBLICATION
» Student Pen Pals Students at Hillel Day School
make real connections through old-fashioned letters.
See page 24.
» Wine Of Exodus Israel's history with wine is
ancient, but here are new exports for Passover.
See page 34.
DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
» Away From Tradition New Haggadahs bring
interactivity for kids and engagement for adults.
See page 51.
Eric Lipsky and Aviva Lupovitch of Hillel,
center, in Israel with their class' pen pals.
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A Shoah Requiem
Cantor Gross' choral cantata reveals his optimism
and his reverence for how the Holocaust affected all.
Suzanne Chessler I Contributing Writer
asha Einstein Gross lost her entire family — parents and eight brothers and
sisters — at the Belzec Concentration Camp in Poland. She was saved by a
Haganah member carrying out his third staged marriage to rescue young
women into Palestine.
No. 3 turned lucky for young Chaim Gross of the underground military organiza-
tion. The couple fell in love and married for the cherished reasons.
Their grandson, Cantor Daniel Gross of Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington
Hills, never forgets his family history and the history of others who suffered through
He believes in brighter tomorrows.
Adat Shalom Cantor Daniel Gross inside
Detroit's Orchestra Hall, where his new
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cantata will premiere April 7
Three Days In Motown I
t would take three life-
times to fully compre-
hend the depths and
dynamics of Detroit. But
three days immersed in the
city provided 13 local Jewish
teens, volunteering through
J-Serve, the perfect opportu-
J-Serve teens team with BBYO and Repair the World
to experience Detroit.
Ben Falik I Special to the Jewish News
nity to investigate and invest.
The itinerary for their
service-learning trip, which
was coordinated by Repair
the World and BBYO, tells
the story of a group of young
people both serving and
expanding their community:
Eve y Week
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Albaro Aguirre, 9, of Detroit
gets a ride from J-Serve
volunteer Sierra Stone, 17, of