The Great Miracle of Hillel

By Amy Sapeika, PTO President My first clue that this family trip was going to be different was the loud cheering when we first told our children that we had booked flights to Israel for Sukkot.  My 9-year-old and 7-year-old … Read More

For the Love of Israel

We live in complicated times where almost everything seems to be politicized. Israel is no exception, and is a lightning rod when it comes to political divisiveness both globally, and more concerning, within the Jewish community.  It is not that … Read More

Only At a Jewish Day School

This time of year I am especially proud to be Head of Hillel Day School. These past two weeks have been very special as we observed Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha-atzma’ut.  These three holidays emphasize our Jewish peoplehood … Read More

Why We Need Free Preschools

This past Sunday reminded me why the Detroit Jewish community is special. In the morning, my wife, Joan, and I attended an AIPAC breakfast featuring Dennis Ross and James Woolsey.  Both speakers were amazing – and so was the turnout. … Read More

Standing By Israel on Israel Independence Day and Every Day

At Hillel, Tzionut – Zionism is a core Jewish value: “We believe in the importance of Israel, Zionism and the Hebrew language.  The modern State of Israel is a place where Jewish values come to life, and a home for Jews from … Read More