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January 15, 1993 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-01-15

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JANUARY 15, 1993

Lunch And Learn
Hosts James Lyons

Betty Starkman and Miriam Kushner display a model of the Kai Fang syn-
agogue. Mrs. Starkman will lecture about the Jews of China 7:30 p.m. Jan.
21 at Temple Beth El. The program is sponsored by the Jewish Genealo-
gical Society of Michigan, the Jewish Historical Society and the Chinese-
American Educational and Cultural Association. There is a charge for non-

Education Forum
Set For Wednesday

An opportunity to air con-
cerns about Jewish educa-
tional needs in Detroit will be
offered at an opening meeting
of the Jewish Federation's
Jewish Education Planning
Division, 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 20, at the United
Hebrew Schools Building.
The entire community is
The division, chaired by Ir-
win Alterman, is responsible
for planning and allocating
Allied Jewish Campaign
dollars to Federation's
The open forum will allow
the public to present its views
about Jewish educational

needs. Speakers will have up
to five minutes to address the
division and the community.
A written summary of the
evening will be distributed to
Federation's leaders and will
be available upon request to
the public.
Individuals wishing to
make a formal presentation
must reserve a place on the
agenda; otherwise, they may
not get the opportunity to
To speak at the forum or for
information, contact Marilyn
Morris at Federation's Jewish
Education Division office,

BBW Council
Hosts Meeting

The B'nai B'rith Women
Council of Metropolitan
Detroit will host their annual
council brunch meeting 11:30
p.m. Jan. 24 at Knob in the
Woods clubhouse.
The speaker will be Muriel
Wagner, registered dietitian

and nutritional therapist,
whose topic is "Five New
Ideas about Healthy Eating
that You Have Never Heard
Before — Guaranteed!'
There is a charge. For reser-
vations, call Council office,

The Rev. James Lyons of the
Ecumenical Institute for
Jewish-Christian Studies will
be the speaker at a lunch and
learn noon Jan. 21 at the
United Hebrew Schools
The lecture is part of a
series sponsored by the
Midrasha-College, B'nai
B'rith Michigan Regional
Council and Michigan Board
of Rabbis.
The Rev. Lyons will speak
on the topic, "What Can Jews
and Christians Learn from
Each Other?"
Subsequent speakers in the
series include Monsignor
Leonard Blair, ecumenical of-
ficer of the Archdiocese of
Detroit, speaking on "When
Were the Gospels Written?"

Feb. 18; Rabbi Jack Goldman,
professor of English,
humanities and public speak-
ing at Macomb Community
College, speaking on "The
Ten Commandments: Dif-
ferences in Jewish and Chris-
tian Beliefs" March 18: Rab-
bi Amy Bigman, assistant
rabbi at Temple Emanu-El,
speaking on "A Jewish
Understanding of the Second
Testament" April 22; and
Rabbi Arnold Sleutelberg of
Congregation Shir Tikvah,
speaking on "Passover's
Relevance to Oppressed Peo-
ple" May 20.

There is a charge. Reserva-
tions are required. For reser-
vations or information, call
the Midrasha, 354-1050.

James Lyons

Midrasha College
Hosts Professor

Midrasha-College of Jewish
Studies will host Professor
Judith Baskin, chair of the
Department of Judaic Studies
at the State University of
New York at Albany and
editor of Jewish Women in
Historical Perspective, for a
lunch and learn noon Jan. 22
at the United Hebrew Schools
Professor Baskin will teach

Friday night services and on
Saturday morning.
Copies of Professor Baskin's
book will be available for pur-
chase at the lunch and learn
and the speaker will sign
books. She has written about
women in rabbinic tradition
and in the context of medieval
There is a charge both for
lunch and for the shim-, which
will include the study of
Jewish texts. Reservations
are required. For information,
call Midrasha, 354-1050.

Rabbi Weinberg
Here On Sunday

As part of the ongoing Aish
HaTorah Lecture Series, Rab-
bi Ya'akov Weinberg will
speak 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the
Sally Allen Alexander Beth
Jacob School for Girls.
Rabbi Weinberg is dean of
the Ner Israel Rabbinical
Seminary. He will discuss
"Medicide: Is There a Ra-
tionale for Physician Assisted
There is a charge. For infor-
mation call Aish HaTorah,

Judith Baskin

on the topic, "Discovering
Women in Jewish History."
Professor Baskin will be in
the Detroit area the weekend
of Jan. 22-23 as the Chevrat
Torah scholar-in-residence at
Temple Kol Ami in West
Bloomfield; she will speak at

Temple Holds
Support Group

A new nine-week Bereave-
ment Support Group will
begin Jan. 28 at Temple
Israel. The group is open to
any member of the Jewish
community who has ex-
perienced the loss of a loved
To participate, call Barbara
Berlin, 661-5700.





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