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April 07, 1989 - Image 92

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-04-07

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92 FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1989

A New Ann Arbor Social Club
Brings Jewish Singles Together

SUSAN LUDMER-GLIEBE

SHIRTS
JACKETS
HATS

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The Outing Club recently met at an Ann Arbor restaurant.

his is a place where,

once you're out of
school, it's hard to
meet others," says Judy
Miller, 36, who has lived in
Ann arbor for several years.
"People who don't have a
university connection have no
connections," says New York
native Liz Harris, 32, who is
so removed from campus life
that it took her awhile to
know exactly where the
University of Michigan was
located. "It's difficult to meet
people,"agrees Steve
Eisenberg, 26, a journalist
who has his own theories for
why socializing is pro-
blematic. "It's a transient
town; its young people are
fast trackers; they work hard
and don't have time to
socialize," he explains.
Eisenberg could be describ-
ing himself. A native of
Valley Stream, L.I., he moved
to Ann Arbor nine months
ago and found himself, almost
without realizing it, on a kind
of treadmill. "You have to get
involved with certain ac-
tivities to meet people," he
says. "Otherwise you just go
to work, go home, watch TV
and go to the gym."
Two months ago, Eisenberg
decided that the time had
come for him to do more than
spend his nights working late
or working out on the
machines at Vic 'Danny. He
called up the Washtenaw
Jewish Community Center to

find out what kinds of ac-
tivities were available for
singles like himself. Now he's
one of the newest members of
the Outing Club, a recently
established social club that's
slowly attracting young
singles in their 20s and 30s.
"It's a very fun group," says
Erica Gordon, Outing Club
coordinator. "We do dinners,
walks, canoe trips." In the
past month, members have
enjoyed a roller skating par-
ty, happy hour at Casey's, a
night at the theater, dinner at
Fuji Restaurant, volleyball
games and a Sunday brunch
at Seva followed by a nature
walk at Matthaei Botanical
Gardens.
When the weather gets bet-
ter, members will have a
horseback riding weekend at
Waterloo Recreation Area
and bike and camping trips.
Harris, who's a member of
the club's planning commit-
tee, says many of her ideas for
the group come from past ex-
perience. She was active in
Jewish singles programs in
Dallas and Washington, D.C.
The idea of a Sunday brunch,
for example, was great for
people with kids. For young
singles, having a late after-
noon/early evening get
together on a Sunday was
even better.

Eisenberg agrees. "Having
something to do on Sunday
night is the best part," he
says. He has participated in
an Outing Club pot-luck Sun-
day dinner, with volleyball
and scrabble games played

after dessert. "It was a great
social time, but I was sore
from the volleyball," he says.
The club's emphasis on
social activities distinguishes
it from other singles organiza-
tions. For many, it's a
refreshing change of pace.
"It's not a meat-market," says
Harris.
Another member says, "The
emphasis is on the activity,
not on whether you look
good."
Although the club primari-
ly attracts Jewish singles, it
is open to all. "You just show

The group plans a
wide range of
activities, and is
attracting Ann
Arborites in their
20s and 30s.

up," says Gordon. "All we re-
quest is a donation of $1 every
time you come." Although the
club is affiliated with the
Washtenaw JCC, it is not
necessary to be a JCC
member to enjoy Outing Club
activities. But, "if Jewish
singles are important to you
the Outing Club is the only
way to go," says Harris.
Because Ann Arbor's
Jewish population is spread
throughout the city, meeting
other Jews can be pro-
blematic. "When you're in a
big city with a greater densi-
ty of Jewish people you'll
meet Jews whatever you do,"
explains Miller. "When I liv-

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