East Jefferson Ave. being redesigned to improve safety, help better connect residents to riverfront

Come July 4, Detroit residents and visitors will find it safer and easier to walk or cycle to the city’s Riverfront and to Belle Isle Park, both grantees, based on a recently released construction timeline; a public education effort is planned to raise awareness of the changes.

The Hub Detroit

Survey shows knowledge of Holocaust is fading. We can’t let that happen.

Eli Mayerfeld, CEO of the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Mich., advocates for the importance of Holocaust education and points to data from a recent national study that found “more than nine-tenths of those surveyed believe all young people should learn about the Holocaust.”

Detroit Free Press

Seven decades later, unsung ’48 heroes are heard

Toldot Yisrael, a grantee, has interviewed more than 50 American Jews who were active participants in the establishment of the State of Israel, creating an historical video archive of their contributions; five 2.5-minute video stories have been released thus far.

The New York Jewish Week

Nurturing Jewish leaders traditionally and now in 21st-century fashion

Hillel Day School, a grantee, marks its 60th anniversary, noting key milestones in its evolution and celebrating six educators who have been instrumental in growing and shaping the school.

Detroit Jewish News

Why Israel’s National Library Is Such A Treasure Trove For The Jewish People

The National Library of Israel, a grantee, offers scholars and the public at large a vast collection of literature on all the faiths represented in the country, including some of the oldest books written in Hebrew.

Forward

Endeavor Detroit members generated $112 million in revenue in 2017

Endeavor, the international business mentorship program and a grantee, has released its most recent impact report, which describes its approach for supporting entrepreneurs and offers brief profiles of 13 new, Michigan-based companies.

Crain's Detroit Business

New York-based Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to transform Detroit’s West Riverfront Park

Detroit’s riverfront, one of the most diverse gathering places in Michigan, will expand by 22 acres with completion of the planned $50 million landscape architecture project, says Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, a grantee.

Crain's Detroit Business

Gleanings: A Dialogue on Jewish Education

Jewish Theological Seminary, a grantee, has published the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education’s spring e-journal featuring articles by 11 authors,  including Rabbi Sid Schwarz of the Clergy Leadership Incubator, also a grantee.

Jewish Theological Seminary

Augustin Hadelich’s Bold Violin Explorations

Music critic Alex Ross interviews a recent guest violinist at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a grantee, and charts the history of the city’s and the symphony’s resurgence.

The New Yorker

DIA seeks architecture firms to design connected cultural campus

The Detroit Institute of Arts and Midtown Detroit, both grantees, have invited landscape architects and urban designers to participation in a competition to design a “town square” on the lawn of the art institute and other measures to unite the surrounding community.

Crain's Detroit Business

‘Gefilte’ Film Tells The Story Of The Quintessential American Passover Seder

Reboot, a grantee, helped produce “The Beauty of Gefilte Fish,” a heart-warming, 12-minute video featuring a metropolitan Detroit family.

Forward

Detroit embraces baseball’s return to The Corner

There was much celebrating among a crowd of 2,000 for the opening of the new youth sports facility, The Corner Ballpark and Willie Horton Field of Dreams, a $21 million project of the Detroit Police Athletic League, a grantee, located on the site of the Old Tiger Stadium.

The Detroit News

Frankel robotics team represents U.S. in Israel at international competition

The thrill of learning and power of a STEM-oriented curriculum were on display as Frankel Jewish Academy, a grantee, sent a five-student team to the RoboTraffic Competition, with robotic car and traffic-safety proposal in hand.

Detroit Jewish News

Q&A: Olga Stella of Design Core Detroit on why the future of design must be inclusive

Developing the design talent of Detroit’s youth is a priority for Design Core Detroit, a grantee and the organization shepherding Detroit’s “City of Design” designation.

Model D

“A music lover’s playground:” An inside look at the Motown Museum expansion

The chairwoman and CEO of Motown Museum, a grantee, recounts the tour she gave to Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z and family, and her desire to “bring Motown Museum to the world.”

Model D