Gefilte fish, a traditional Passover meal (Credit: istock)

Whitefish Shortage Causing Passover Meal Problems

A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2014

Charges Sought After Swastika Carved Into Locker

Police say they’re seeking malicious destruction of property charges against three Michigan high school students after a Jewish classmate found a swastika carved into her locker.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2013

(Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Auschwitz-Inspired Sign Removed From Packard Plant

Placards posted at a deteriorating former Detroit car plant that spelled out words that were part of a metal gate at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland have been removed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2013

Faith-Based Diet Helps Some Shed Those Extra Holiday Pounds

Forget Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. This holiday season, it’s all about the faith-based diet — and one metro Detroit synagogue is the first in the world to tackle obesity at the holy level.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

Inmate Sues Over Jail’s Refusal To Serve Kosher Meals

An inmate at a Grand Rapids jail is suing for the right to be served kosher meals, saying he’s lost 30 pounds while eating only greens, bread and cereal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2012

christmas ornament

Synagogue Welcomes Homeless With Christmas Tree

A suburban Detroit synagogue has opened its doors to some of the community’s homeless for eight Christmases and helped make their holiday by erecting a tree.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2011

Hanukkah Menorah (istockphoto)

Jeff Riger: Happy Hanukkah! (8 Crazy Sports Storylines)

In honor of getting less gifts during these 8 crazy nights but appreciating other things more, I have decided to list my top 8 most intriguing sports storylines in over the last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2011

Ultra-Orthodox men praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur. (AP Photo)

Jewish Community Celebrates Yom Kippur

It’s that time of year when Detroit’s Jewish Community gathers together with families and friends to celebrate Yom Kippur.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2011

Interfaith Health Fair At Detroit Mosque

Muslim and Jewish doctors are teaming up to offer free medical screenings for Detroit residents.


Cultures Meet, Mesh At Student Event

Students from two different cultures came together Wednesday in Bloomfield Hills.  More than 200 Jewish and Chaldean students sat down to discuss some of the cultural perceptions and realities facing both communities, and to just get to […]