Give Peace a Chance
Bravo to the 40,000 + PROtesters in Boston last weekend who represent the majority of our county who are Pro-Peace, Pro-Equality, Pro-Diversity and Pro-Humanity which scared away the hateful elements who only want to divide our nation. But Boston wasn't alone in their outcry of peace. Rallies popped up in...
Hot Springs, AK
Dallas and Houston, TX
New Orleans, LA.
May these positive protest push the evil elements back into the dark caves where they belong.
Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
American Cancer Society
American Friends of Magen David Adom
American Red Cross
Susan B. Komen
and many others for canceling their events at Mar-a-lago as one of the intents of Trump's campaigning and now POTUS position is to raise the profile of his brand. We must put our money where our mouths are and prevent the Trump Brand from profiting from his status since he really never disconnected from his entities. And hats off to the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce who publicly stated "that supporting Mr. Trump directly or indirectly did not speak well of any organization." While he campaigned as a "businessman", it's gratifying to finally see businesses and CEOs wisely turning their backs on his exposed charade.
USS John S. McCain
The ship was named in honor and memory of
Senator John McCain's Father and Grandfather, both respected military officers. Sadly the shipped collided this week with a commercial tanker near Singapore which caused the death of 10 soldiers and the injuries of 5 others. This is the 2nd collision within the two months as a similar incident occurred off the coast of Japan. Intense investigations on safety protocol is now underway. Condolences to the family and friends of the 10 victims and speedy recovery to those who were wounded.
Gaping hole of USS John S. McCain
For the most part, deadly autonomous war weapons were limited to the science fiction genre, but as our military's imagination and our engineering abilities collide, a concerted effort to prevent these potential Killer Robots from being developed has been petitioned to the United Nations by 117 Technology Leaders like
Elon Musk. These autonomous weapons could cause a 3rd type of warfare that would be devastating for humankind.
Buenos Aires to Tel Aviv
Not since 1960, when Adolf Eichmann was transported by an El Al plane from his hideout in Argentina to his "final" destination in Israel had another
El Al plane touched ground on Argentinian soil. But this will all change next month with the culmination of a joint agreement of the two countries. Bibi plans to be the first sitting Israeli PM to visit Argentina and Latin America.
Traveling can be extremely expensive. Just ask the Secret Service as they've exceeded their budget due to the excessive amount of POTUS family travel. For comparison, Obama spent $96 million on Secret Service for all 8 years while the agency will need an injection of $60 million alone, just to get through the next year. They've estimated that is cost $1 million each time he travels to
. Just this year, he has taken 53 leisure days, each with a government paid price tag. Apparently, Budgets are for losers.
The fate of 27 Land and Marine National Monuments (protected land/seas space) was announced this week after a Trump directive to review the monuments since he wanted to be the first president to expunge the establishment of National Monuments that were set by a predecessor. And when I say, "predecessor", I mean
who put more Land and Sea area into Federal Protection than any other past POTUS. After his 4 month review, our Sec. of the Interior,
is basically keeping our monuments safe (from oil and timber companies) with some vague boundary caveat that does concern environmentalist. One of the elements that hopefully affected his decision was the 2.4 Million American comments registered in support of protecting the monuments.
By Oct. 1, 2020, all Michiganders will need a new
Compliant Drivers Licence
to use as proof to board Domestic Flights, Federal Building and (the often visited) Nuclear Plants. To obtain your new ID, you will be required to provide your Birth Certificate, US Passport or Naturalization Papers.
Need Corner Gold Star to board a domestic flight
are two of the worst policies which upset the "apple cart" of our democracy. Sadly, with #45's SCOTUS appointment of Justice Gorsuch, it doesn't seem reachable to overturn CU but the good news is that, here in Michigan there is an organization which is helping to eliminate our State's Gerrymandering. It's call
Voters Not Politicians
and you can find out all about this important issue at their website
VNT is working diligently on a petition to provide a 2018 ballot initiative to change our Michigan constitution to require an
Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Petitions will be all over the State (400K signatures are needed), so please check out the website to find one near you. See the Community Event's list below for a program on this topic at the Birmingham Temple on Sept. 8 where you can also sign the petition.
Lila Tov (Good Night)
How many times have you heard that Sleep is the key to a healthy lifestyle? Well, if you interested in getting a better night sleep, than you're reading the right paragraph. Here are some important Dos and Don'ts with the full detailed article at the end of this section.
Fall into a evening Wine Drinking Routine. Alcohol impairs the quality of your sleep.
Don't...Expose yourself to Blue Light and Screens. It interferes with your
Don't...Eat a large meal before sleep. Some foods can stimulate your brain.
Do...Smell Lavender. It lowers your heart rate, blood pressure and skin
Do...Drink Almond Milk with Turmeric. It calms the nervous system.
Do...Take a M
Salt Bath before bedtime. It decreases
Do...Keep your room cool and airy. It helps reduce your body heat.
House of the Rising Sun
This week's Torah Portion, Shoftim, talks about how even our kings and leaders and teacher and parents should all abide by the same rules. Humility is the secret sauce. Aish.com state: "The more humble, the greater the leader, because a humble person has no interest in his own honor, power and self-aggrandizement. He serves those who he leads." Arrogance breed immaturity while humility breeds respect. Our greatest leaders (Moses, Ben Gurion, Lincoln, Gandhi, Malala, Mandela, Pope Francis...) all had/have a natural understanding of humility. Wish this secret sauce could be spread around the world.
Wishing you and your family a
Sweet and Peaceful Shabbat Shalom.
Noah Bernstein on becoming a Bar Mitzvah this week. As you follow in the centuries old tradition of Judaism, may you, your siblings and parents, Mark and Rachel,
shep nachas from this momentous day.
It has been 4 years, on Aug. 26, that young
George A. Orley z"l passed away. His spirit touched the hearts of many and his love was spread among friends and family far and wide. He will be forever missed as he was truly a blessing unto all who knew him.
To our nation for the loss of two trailblazing, comedic, cultural, iconic American legends of
age 84 who parlayed his comedic talents into his Civil Rights mission and
Jerry Lewis z"l
(aka: Joseph Levitch) age 91 whose humor is unparalleled and whose passion for Tikkun Olam was exhibited every year during his fight to cure Muscular Dystrophy. May both men rest in peace while they bring humor to their next journey.
Is wished upon all those in the path of Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.
Jeffrey Galit Schock
Ellen Posner Kestenberg
Julie London Holloway
Joan Chernoff Epstein
Sherri Christy Kukes
Janice Green Stoneman
I'm prone to mistakes, so if I missed your birthday
or got the wrong date, please let me know.
August 27 (Sunday)
The 2nd Annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival
September 6 (Wednesday)
Annual Meeting and Recognition Event
Honoring Community Volunteer:
Great Lake Culinary Center
September 7 (Thursday)
Hadassah's Opening Meeting
September 8 (Friday)
Discussion to end Gerrymandering
28611 Twelve Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
State Rep. Jeremy Moss
State Rep. Christine Grieg
Rep. from Voters Not
September 9 (Saturday)
Lake Toba Concert
Intimate folk concert by our daughter Liat Tova Lis and her partner Kyle McGonegle.
at Orchard Mall
6337 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
$18 per person, pay at door
8:00pm Doors open
Space limited, please RSVP
September 13 (Wednesday)
Jewish Women's Foundation
Women Lighting the Way
18th year anniversary
Featuring Cabaret Performer, Liz Callaway
Max and Marjorie Fisher Music Center
September 14 (Thursday)
Duvdevan Foundation Event
Dinner and presentation by elite commandos of Israel Defense Forces special unit.
RSVP to me to receive address
September 18 (Monday)
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre (JET)
29th Annual Gala
The Capitol Steps
September 23 (Saturday)
Camp Sea-Gull Reunion
5725 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085
Please RSVP at this site:
An Evening with Tony Award Nominee Carmen Cusack
The Players Clubhouse
3321 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
Two shows: 7:00pm and 9:30pm
$55 Dinner Package at the Rattlesnake Club prior to Second Performance. Call
for more information.
September 25 (Monday)
Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Dinner
Jewish Community Center
October 2 (Monday)
Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
Esteemed Women of Michigan Event
in Pontiac, Michigan
Mazel Tov to these friends:
Chief Medical Officer Henry Ford West Bloomfield
Public Relations Detroit Jewish News
Dr. Eva Feldman:
Professor of Neurology University of Michigan
President of International Essential Tremor Foundation
: Owner of Naturally Photography
President Hebrew Free Loan
Executive Director Michigan League of Conservation Voters
For the full list:
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Innovation in Conservation Awards Gala
Westin Book Cadillac
State Rep. Stephanie Chang
Jalonne White-Newsome (Kresge Foundation)
Hadassah's 100th Anniversary Gala
Detroit Institute of Arts
Women of Vision
: Author Jennifer Weiner
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
of Peds @ Flint Hospital
Edie Resnick Jewish Community Champion
October 13 (Friday)
Remarkable Women's Luncheon
For more info:
October 14 (Saturday)
Gigs for Digs fundraiser concert
The Fillmore in Detroit
Yad Ezra Annual Fundraiser
Aimee and Richard Simtob
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
October 19 (Thursday)
Exploring the Jewish Art and Artists in the Private Collection of Doreen and David (z'l") Hermelin
Save the date for this docent-led, first-of-its-kind benefit for the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan at the Hermelin home. More details coming soon.