Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Memory of Temple Kol Ami founding father to be celebrated with interfaith dialogue, Oneg Shabbat service and free concert.
ln loving memory of its founder Rabbi Ernst J. Conrad, the Temple Kol Ami Social Action Committee and its congregation will celebrate Shabbat this weekend with the Muslim Unity Center of Bloomfield Hills. The first event of its kind at the Reform Jewish temple, founded in 1966, the Social Action Shabbat will feature a discussion of Jewish/Muslim sacred texts as well an Oneg Shabbat service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Sunday afternoon, TKA members will travel to a cultural exchange program at the Muslim Unity Center. It was a dream of Conrad to see humanity live in harmony, having pushed for civil rights for women and African-Americans in the 1960s while working as a rabbi at Temple Beth Jacob in Pontiac. Conrad was known as a peace …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Temple Kol Ami to launch new pledge system, believed to be first of kind in Metro Detroit synagogues, in effort to help congregation in down economy.
An innovative Reform Jewish temple has become a little more unique to the Metro Detroit area in a big way. West Bloomfield-based Temple Kol Ami voted to abolish its dues structure effective July 1. Kol Ami's approximately 340 families are currently being solicited for a one-time annual pledge, based on personal discretion, in lieu of an annual membership statement. The change, believed to be the first of its kind at a Metro Detroit synagogue, was made in order to facilitate members which had arranged to pay less than the standard dues, as well as to attract new families without the concern of finances. "Temple Kol Ami is a smaller, warm, friendly congregation, and the concept of dues just didn't fit with our identity," Paul Gross, 50, the…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Peri Kramer, patient's mother and active fund-raiser, is part of online balloting.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Peri Kramer of West Bloomfield, co-founder of a medical charity motivated by parental concern, is among nine Michigan nominees in the third annual Jewish Community Heroes program sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America. Public voting online through Nov. 10 will select 20 semi-finalists. State nominees also include Yisrael Pinson of West Bloomfield, Micah Fialka-Feldman of Huntington Woods, Joshua Levinson of Royal Oak and Janet Berman of Farmington Hills. To vote through midnight Nov. 10, visit this page. Votes can be cast daily. Email address and Zip code are requested.