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April 10, 2014 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-04-10

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Gabe studied
Rambam in Hebrew,
in English, and
ended up at U of M.

A curriculum with a sense of balance

Akiva Hebrew Day School is the only local school that provides
both a Modern Orthodox and college preparatory education,
in a dual curriculum. In the past 50 years, thousands of
Detroit-area children have graduated from Akiva and gone
on to America's most prestigious colleges. Over 95% of our
students are accepted to the University of Michigan.

From Pre-K through High School, we provide a full
curriculum in a warm co-educational Orthodox environment
that gives students the desire and confidence to live as proud,
educated and committed Zionists at ease in the modern world.

The Jewish Federation, supporting our past,
helping plan for the future
The Jewish Federation Centennial Fund is the primary means
for ensuring our community's long-term health
and security and will impact the full range of
Jewish needs and experience, including social
welfare, Jewish identity and education, and
Jewish life around the world.
Akiva is implementing our 50th Anniversary Improvement
Plan, with an initial generous Centennial Fund donation from
the William and Audrey Farber Philanthropic Endowment Fund
at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. It will drive
improvement in our academic
Supported by
excellence and enable the
The Jewish Federation
modernization of our facilities.



Celebrate Akiva's 50th Anniversary on June 8!

Join us at Shaarey Zedek on June 8th. Come see how Akiva
has become an important voice in Modern Orthodoxy and
in the Detroit Jewish Community.
Reserve now! Visit our website:
www.Akiva.org or contact Delcia at
248.386.1625 x 237 or
50Years@Akiva.org .
50 Years of Unlocking Potential

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April 10 • 2014


Lisa Brown Tapped For
Lieutenant Governor Bid
Democratic candidate for gov-
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ernor Mark Schauer has named
Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown
as his running mate for lieutenant
governor. Brown is a former two-
term State House representative in
Michigan's 39th District.
"Lisa Brown is a proven leader
who's always been a tough fighter
for the middle class. In the legis-
lature, Lisa led the charge against
Mark Schauer and Lisa Brown
Gov. Snyder's $1 billion cut to
education, and as Oakland County
Clerk, she's been a fearless champion
been in the forefront of the battle for
marriage equality in Michigan. When
for equal rights:' Schauer said in a
statement. "Lisa shares my values and a one-day window opened when
priorities for making education our
same-sex marriages were permitted
top economic priority, and working
in Michigan, Brown was one of four
to make Michigan's economy fairer
county clerks to open their offices
for the middle class:'
on a Saturday, and she married well
Brown is probably best known
more than 100 couples that day.
Brown lives in Bloomfield Hills
for being silenced by Republican
House leadership after she dared
with her husband and their five
children/stepchildren. She is a mem-
utter the word "vagina" on the floor
of the House during a debate on
ber of Adat Shalom Synagogue in
Farmington Hills. ❑
anti-abortion legislation. She has also

Local Authors Sought
For JCC Book Fair
The Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan Detroit is in search of
local authors for its Annual Jewish
Book Fair, to be held in November at
the JCCs in West Bloomfield and Oak
Books should be written by Jewish
authors and/or have Jewish content,
must have a Michigan connection and
must have been published in 2013 or
2014. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cook-
books and more will be considered, as
will self-published material.
Those whose works are selected to
be included will have the opportunity
to participate in an event especially for
local authors and will have their books
available for sale at the Annual Jewish
Book Fair.
The JCC's Book Fair is the oldest and
largest Jewish book fair in the country.
Recent guests have included Peter
Max, Madeleine Albright, Neil Sedaka,
Elie Wiesel and Martin Indyk.
Each year, more than 60 leading
authors on a wide range of topics
appear at the book fair, which also
includes a store with thousands of
The deadline for submissions is June
1, 2014. For submission guidelines,
contact Sarah Gottlieb at bubesarah@
aol.com, or Book Fair Director Andy
Roisman at (248) 432-5442 or

JVS Seeks Employers
For May 14 Job Fair
JVS, a one-stop career center for both
job seekers and employers, is invit-
ing area employers to participate in
Jewish Community Job Connection
on May 14 at the Jewish Community
Center in Oak Park. Recruitment
booths for companies are available at
no charge.
Opened to the general public and
expected to attract hundreds of job
seekers, JVS is hosting the job fair in
partnership with Michigan Works!,
Detroit Employment Solutions Group
and SEMCA, and in collaboration
with several Jewish agencies and
The fair, which will run 9:30
a.m.-noon, will connect prospective
employees with more than 30 com-
panies with current job openings.
Employers include such companies
as Shinola, Gardner-White Furniture
and Talmer Bank.
Companies that would like to par-
ticipate in the job fair can contact
Linda Baker at lbaker@jvsdet.org or
(248) 233-4274, or visit www.ActNow.
Job Connection is free for job-seek-
ers to participate. In addition to the
opportunity to meet with prospective
employers, job-seekers can garner
valuable tips from on-the-scene
coaching by JVS career experts and
an employer panel and connect with
other community resources.

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