Jewish Ferndale Gets in the Groove

Ferndale, Michigan is experiencing a revival, and newly inaugurated Jewish Ferndale is leading the way. Only eight miles from downtown Detroit, the formerly quiet town is now booming with restaurants, bars and festivals “twice as funky as the average,” according to Funky Ferndale. Real estate mavens predict “a fabulous future.” With a recently renovated building, innovative programming and a dynamic community, the Jewish community center is keeping up with the local trends.

Video: ‘Would It Kill You to Call?’

Do you, too, always forget to call your bubbe? Do you find yourself ridden with intense guilt when your bubbe calls you instead, stating in the flat tone reserved for the passive-aggressiveness only good, Jewish grandmothers can muster that she was awaiting news from you to no avail? A new app promises to absolve you of the shame and help keep grandma on your mind.

90-Year-Old to Be Circumcised in Ukraine

In the coming days, a historic circumcision ceremony will take place in the new Jewish medical center in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, with the participation of the city’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzki. A 90-year-old member of the community will be circumcised at the center, with the professional assistance of prominent local doctors.

Creep Stalks 8-Year-Old Girl; Now in Police Custody

A creep who, since Friday, stalked an 8-year-old girl as well as her 12-year-old brother in Crown Heights, has now left the family a frightening note in their mailbox, “Watch out. I am watching you!! Your daughter is cute.”

Update: Sources are reporting that the suspect turned himself in to a police station after seeing his image on news reports. The community can breathe a sigh of relief as he is now in police custody.

Op-Ed: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Following the tragic death Malky Klein, a troubled young woman who was failed by the system, which shocked the Orthodox-Jewish community to its core, renowned Crown Heights educator Dena Gorkin wrote the following op-ed as a tribute to the young woman, which contains a list of tips that educators and parents should use for raising their children.

Yosef Karduner Returns to Crown Heights

After a packed house the past six years, Breslov musician Yosef Karduner is returning to Crown Heights for a Seventh performance, along with other performers, for an event benefiting the friendship circle of Brooklyn.

Gan Yisroel-NY Camp Video Released

The remarkable footage of all the wonderful moments experienced by campers and staff alike this past summer at Gan Yisroel in Upstate New York by videographer Motty Reizes were craftily edited into an entertaining and fun camp video that is now available for order.

Info to Be Menachem Avel the Hecht Family

The Hecht family is sitting Shiva after the passing of their mother, OBM, at 580 Crown St. Apt 707, until Thursday morning. Shachris – 7:00am and 8:30am. Mincha – 5:45pm. Maariv – Bizmano. At the family’s request, please refrain from visiting […]