Center for Jewish Creativity & Exploration
The Jewish Community Center proudly
announces the Center for Jewish Creativ-
ity and Exploration, an open university of
Judaic classes and workshops for adults.
We are offering a unique opportunity to
Facing the Past by Changing
the Future: Jews & Christians
Reverend James R. Lyons
composers past and present. This is an exciting
opportunity to expand your knowledge and en-
hance your enjoyment of Jewish music.
explore different aspects of your cultural
heritage through a variety of lively formats.
Classes vary from one session to five ses-
sions. Note class descriptions.
Included in this four-part series is a look at Anti-
Semitism, the Holocaust, Israel, and the ques-
tions and problems historically - plus a review of
what churches in America and Europe (particu-
larly Germany) are saying in each of these areas.
(Reverend Lyons is the Director of the Ecumeni-
cal Institute for Jewish/Christian Studies.)
Classes preceded by a "T" meet at the
Maple Drake Building on Tuesday eve-
The Jewish Time Clock*
on Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. beginning October 13. Refreshments
will be served following classes.
Included in this five part series is a lively look at
Shabbat's Promise: An inner vacation; Passover:
The essence of personal growth; Rosh Hashana:
Why do Jews keep coming back?; Yom Kippur:
changing attitudes, changing behaviors; Chanu-
kah: Would you have fought for or against them?
nings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning
October 11. Classes preceded by "TH"
meet at the Jimmy Prentis Morris Building
Why be Jewish?*
Rabbi Baruch Levin
This 5-part series will explore such topics as "The
Five Levels of Pleasure in Life; Three Good
Reasons for Remaining a Jew; Why The Jew?
The Reason for Anti-Semitism; Purim: Under-
standing the Mitzvah of Getting High; Why be
Different? -Where Judaism, Christianity and Hu-
manism differ; Love, Sex, and Marriage: Making
it work; Relationships: The pleasures and pains of
relating to others.
The Lessons and Teachings of
Maimonides: A Complete Study
Rabbi Chaim Bergstein
This 5-part series will explore the foundations of
Jewish wisdom, the relationship of the Jew to the
Commandments, the development of one's ethi-
cal personality, and ethical leadership in good,
functional society. (Rabbi Bergstein is the Rabbi
of Congregation Bais Chabad of Farmington
The Jewish Community Center of Metro-
politan Detroit is dedicated to enriching the
life of the individual Jew and of the Jewish
community. The Center is devoted to
activities with Jewish content. Its pro-
grams are permeated with the spiritual,
cultural and ethical values comprising the
Jewish way of life on the American scene.
Fundamental to the method and content of
the Center is the individual's capacity for
growth in his search for meaningful Jewish
The Jewish Community Center serves the
entire community. The CJCS welcomes
Center members and non-members.
Richard J. Maddln
The Greatest Jewish Ideas
of All Time*
Rabbi Yosef Perlstein
Included in this five part series is a unique look at
such ideas as Public Education; Monotheism;
Tolerance; One World Concept; and Love Your
Are Dinosaurs Kosher?,
Test-tube Rabbis, and Other
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg
In a lively series of discussions on "Judaism and
Science: Worlds in Conflict, ?" this five-part series
will focus on such questions as "Are Dinosaurs
Kosher?", Test-tube Rabbis, a religion of science,
and "How many angels can dance on the head of
an atom?" (Rabbi Goldberg is the Rabbi of Young
Israel of Southfield.)
Exploring the World of Jewish
Art & Heritage
Esther Tarnoff Cooper
This three-part series exploring our Jewish
heritage as expressed in Jewish art will include
presentations on "Jewish Ritual Art in the Dias-
pora," "The Path to Modern Jewish Art," "The
Jewish School of Paris,""Modern Jewish Art in the
United States," "Contemporary Art in Israel." Ms
Cooper is presenting this series through the
Speakers Bureau of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The Melodies of our Heritage
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The music of the Jewish culture is as diverse as its
people. Join us in a special five week series for an
enlightening look at Jewish music. Topics will
include a historic survey of Jewish music from
biblical times to the present day. We'll find an
answer to the question: "What was Jewish music
like during the time of Mozart and Beethoven?"
We'll take an intriguing look at the music of Ernest
Bloch and Leonard Bernstein, and of Israeli
Unlocking the mysteries of
Rabbi Yosef Lange
The mysteries and treasures of Jewish sacred art
will be uncovered and unlocked in this five part
series, taught by Rabbi Yosef Lange, a local
scribe. This "up-close" experience will focus upon
Mezuzah, Ketubah, Get, Sefer Torah, T'fillin, and
Mizrach. This series promises to be a memorable
one that will add a whole new dimension to Jewish
life cycle events.
Styles of Jewish Living
In conjunction with the American
Lauren Liss and Harold Berry are co-chairs of this
special 4-part series of expanded workshops on
the inter-group dynamics of Jewish living and
learning. Each workshop will have a predominant
interpretation by the presentor of one stream of
Jewish life (Rabbi Alon Tolwin, Orthodox; Rabbi
Elliot Pachter, Conservative; Rabbi Daneel
Schwartz, Reform; Jules Harwood, Secular/
This how-to course will run 5 weeks and will teach
the basics to participants to prepare for their
journey to Hebrew reading literacy. Alenu's
CRASH COURSE has proven itself already to be
a success - join up!
Jewish Family Blueprint:
From Parenting to Practice
This five part series will explore how to enrich
family celebrations as well as daily living experi-
ences in a Jewish light. Participants will come
away with an approach to using community
resources to strengthen their families. The series
will include a look at current books, videotapes,
games and toys to enhance Jewish family living.
Ms Appelman is the coordinator of the J.E.F.F.
(Jewish Experiences for Families) project co-
sponsored by the Jewish Community Center,
Fresh Air Society, and United Hebrew Schools.
Dilemmas we have encountered
Rabbi Harold Loss
Rabbi David Nelson
Rabbis Loss and Nelson discuss dilemmas that
many of us face in our daily lives as Jews. They
will share some of the most outstanding dilemmas
from their long careers as pulpit Rabbis in the met-
ropolitan Detroit area. This one-time program will
be held Tuesday night, October 25. (Rabbi Loss
is a Rabbi at Temple Israel; Rabbi Nelson is the
Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom.)
Dr. Morton Plotnick
"As a spice box contains all sorts of spices, so should a scholar
be full of all branches of learning."
Tanhuma b. Abba "Cant.R," 5.13