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published Remembering Bobbi Spiegler in Blog 2023-07-07 11:22:00 -0400

Remembering Bobbi Spiegler

In June, we lost beloved DJJ leader Bobbi Spiegler to a battle with cancer. Eleanor shared the following remarks at a memorial service held on July 6. In testament to Bobbi, there was a packed house. 

Hello, I’m Eleanor Gamalski and I’m the Deputy Director of Detroit Jews for Justice. I had the true joy of organizing alongside Bobbi going back to 2016.  It was the early days of DJJ, but at that point Bobbi already had a long movement pedigree, as you all know. (On that note, make sure to check out the photos of Bobbi getting arrested in the 1996 news strike, where it appears at least 5 cops were required to escort her to the paddy wagon!)

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DJJ and I have come a long way. Will you help us grow in 2023?

My story as a DJJ organizer, turned volunteer, turned Deputy Director reflects where we’ve been and where we can go with your support. 


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Re-introducing Eleanor as our incoming Deputy Director!

I remember a fateful gathering in Rabbi Alana Alpert’s Woodbridge living room back in 2015. Nestled on cozy couches amongst new and old friends, I listened to Rabbi Alana and Andy Levin as they shared their vision for a new organization in Metro Detroit.

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