Next Generation

News and features for, about and by young Jewish professionals in Metro Detroit.

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The Bird & The Bread

By Esther Allweiss Ingber May 2014

Food and wine books on raised slanted shelves, with more books in a nook to borrow, add warmth and whimsy to the industrial-style decor characterizing The Bird & The Bread in Birmingham. Restaurateur Kristin Jonna’s newest venture — she also owns wine bars Vinotecca in Royal Oak and Vinology in downtown Ann Arbor — is […]

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B’nai David Cemetery … And You

By Ben Falik May 2014

David Goldman is a mentsh. And I should know — I get confused for one all the time. And, like a mentsh, he would be quick to tell you that his efforts have nothing to do with him and everything to do with the women in his life: his daughter Eva, a soon-to-be bat mitzvah […]

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Dear Debra

By Debra Darvick April 2014

GOT A BURNING QUESTION? NEED SOME ADVICE? SEND A NOTE TO DEAR DEBRA, AND LOOK FOR AN ANSWER IN NEXT MONTH’S EDITION.   Dear Debra: My first wife left me when our child was 2 years old. I met a terrific woman when my daughter was 4; she has raised “Jenny” as her own and […]

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By Harry Kirsbaum April 2014

In January’s Nightcap column, my wife and I were suffering through the last days of our Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s (BCBSM) mistaken HMO and were patiently waiting to get the PPO we had originally thought we purchased. I had spent hours on the phone trying to straighten the problem out with both BCBSM […]

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Carrie Bradshaw — Sarah Jessica Parker’s fashion-immersed character on Sex and the City — helped make Manolo (as in Manolo Blahnik) a singular, household name, like Cher.

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The Shoe Fits

By Lynne Konstantin April 2014

New local boutiques, businesses and brands you may not know- but should Carrie Bradshaw — Sarah Jessica Parker’s fashion-immersed character on Sex and the City — helped make Manolo (as in Manolo Blahnik) a singular, household name, like Cher. Fittingly enough, it is Manolo Blahnik’s CEO, George Malkemus, who is Parker’s business partner as she […]

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Coco Fairfields

By Esther Allweiss Ingber April 2014

When I heard of a diner in Berkley called Coco Fairfield’s, I couldn’t help but smile, thinking of a silly game I once played on Facebook. People were asked to combine the name of their first pet with the street they grew up on to learn their so-called “stripper name.” Martin Miller said his wife […]

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An Open Letter To Legendary Investor Warren Buffett

By Ben Falik April 2014

Dear Legendary Investor Warren Buffett: May the odds be ever in your favor. Your underwriting of the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge made for some momentary March Madness mayhem, even if the odds of winning were one in 9.2 quintillion — or, if you know how to pick ponies, as good as one in […]

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The First Retirement

By RT Admin March 2014

Carl Seidman seized the day and changed his life. It’s not every day you tell your friends and family you’re going to retire, especially when you’re only 32. Setting aside a successful, decade-long career to travel the world and start a business isn’t what our culture encourages young adults to do. Rather, our society conditions […]

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Detroit's Marine Pollution Control Is On The Front Line At Oil Spills Around The World ..

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‘Slick’ Operators

By Harry Kirsbaum March 2014

Detroit’s Marine Pollution Control is on the front line at oil spills around the world. Harry Kirsbaum | Contributing Writer From the outside, amid a row of non-descript brick buildings on the banks of the Rouge River in Detroit, the Marine Pollution Control corporate offices belie their importance. When an oil-spill disaster happens anywhere in […]

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Dear Debra

By Debra Darvick March 2014

GOT A BURNING QUESTION? NEED SOME ADVICE? SEND A NOTE TO DEAR DEBRA, AND LOOK FOR AN ANSWER IN NEXT MONTH’S EDITION.   Dear Debra: Our daughter-in-law is expecting our first grandchild. She’s a delightful woman, and I’ve tried always to be welcoming. She said recently that when the time comes, she wants their child […]

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I understand the trick is to make it nearly impossible for guests to find their way out of the casino, but we found out you also need a compass, a navigation app and a sherpa to take a walk on the Strip..

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You Can’t Get From There to Here

By Harry Kirsbaum March 2014

We just wanted to take a walk without bundling up in boots and hats and heavy coats. It was early evening on a Monday when the temps back home were still in the single digits, and we were trying to navigate our way out of the Aria Hotel and Casino (featured in the movie Last […]

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The Polar Vortex: A Conspiracy Theory

By Ben Falik March 2014

Mark Twain once said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” a statement so truly false — and not just because it was actually Charles Dudley Warner who actually said it or because there is incontrovertible scientific evidence that humans are the cause of global warming, which is happening even though […]

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If it is unique, beautifully crafted or simply tells a story, the women at Le Shoppe are on it.

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Little Shoppe Of Stories

By Lynne Konstantin March 2014

New local boutiques, businesses and brands you may not know — but should. By Lynne Konstantin If it is unique, beautifully crafted or simply tells a story, the women at Le Shoppe are on it. Deborah Slobin, Eugenia Pelle, Shefali Malhotra and Julie Sundberg (shown, left to right), have brought four very diverse backgrounds, ethnicities […]

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A fairy tale comes to life in an easily elegant at-home wedding.  Lori Rapp has married the man of her dreams. And she wasn’t even looking for him.

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Isn’t It Romantic – Wedding Feature 1

By Lynne Konstantin February 2014

A fairy tale comes to life in an easily elegant at-home wedding. Lori Rapp has married the man of her dreams. And she wasn’t even looking for him. When her 20-year-marriage came to an end, Rapp grabbed her 13-year-old daughter and hopped a plane from Malibu. “I just wanted to come home,” says the Michigan […]

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Brooks Patterson Is Our Coleman Young

By Ben Falik February 2014

Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson has provoked headlines and headaches over the past week with his comments in the New Yorker disparaging Detroit. Pundits are neither surprised at Patterson’s loose lips nor inclined to give him a free pass on some startling remarks — among others, likening the city to an Indian reservation. With Patterson’s […]

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