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April 28, 1995 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-04-28

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AJE Sponsors
Story Time

Israeli Rabbi
Visits Chabad


uppeteer and storyteller
Maureen Schiffi-nan and her
friend Coco will read stories
at the Agency for Jewish Educa
tion's Community Library in
Southfield on Sunday, May 7,
from 2-4 p.m. Co-sponsored by
the AJE's Community Library
and Jewish Experiences For
Families, the event will feature
Bring a Friend Story Time Sto-
ries and art projects on the
theme of friends.
Families are invited to bring a
real friend or a stuffed animal friend
with them. This program is open to the
entire community and free of charge. For infor-
mation or to register, call the Agency for Jewish Educa-
tion, (810) 354-1050.

Sunday, April 30

Greater Detroit United Syna-
gogue Youth will host a coffee
house at Congregation Beth
Achim. The evening includes
entertainment, games and re
freshments. Everyone in
grades 8-12 is invited. Call
(810) 547-6151.

Sunday, April 30

Akiva Hebrew Day School will
hold its annual rummage sale
at the school. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

Daniel Cohen

Editor Opens

oe Stroud, editor of the Detroit Free
Press, will be the first guest speaker to
inaugurate the Encounters cultural
rogram series at the Birmingham Tem-
ple on Wednesday, May 10. The day-long
program (from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) will fea-
ture informal conversations on "America,
what kind of country do we want?" and
"America, our place in the world."
The $20 registration fee includes lunch.
The event is open to the public. Reservations are due by May 1.
Contact Joyce Cheresh, (810) 647-4632.





ais Chabad Torah Center will host Rabbi
Daniel Cohen, spiritual leader of the Bat
Ayin community of Israel, on Shabbat,
April 29. Bat Ayin is a small town of over 60
families, which is part of the Gush Etzion
Block of Judea and Samaria, which was
adopted by Bais Chabad Torah Center over
one year ago. -
In his position as spiritual leader, Rabbi Co-
hen oversees all religious and educational pro-
jects within the community. Rabbi Cohen will
discuss "The Challenges And Inherent Dan-
gers Of Living In a West Bank Town." The
New York-born rabbi is presently on tour in
the United States.
Bais Chabad Torah Center will hold a new
weekly class on the prophets. Rabbi Elimelech
Silberberg will lead the class at 8 p.m. Thurs-
day nights beginning May 4. The first month
of the series will be devoted to the Book of

Women's Study Retreat, "Ex-
ploring Kedusha." 12:30-8:30
p.m. at the Jimmy Prentis Mor-
ris JCC. Call 354-1050.

Monday, May 1

Jewish Theological Seminary
award dinner. 6 p.m. at Con-
gregation Shaarey Zedek, Call

Sunday, May 7

The 50th anniversary of World
War II Victory Day. The event
begins at Charlotte Rothstein
Park, adjacent to the Jimmy
Prentis Morris JCC. Festivities
includes a proclamation, pa-
rade, candlelighting ceremony
and entertainment.

Tuesday, May 2

Yom Hazikaron observance. 7
p.m. at the Maple-Drake JCC.

Sunday, May 7

Beth Shalom Aids Immigrants


ongregation Beth Shalom in Oak Park will host its first congregational shower for new
Americans at the synagogue, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 30. In conjunction with Jewish Re-
settlement Service's community-wide effort to resettle an estimated 500 new immigrants
from the former Soviet Union in the coming year, Beth Shalom has earmarked a significant num-
ber of volunteers and building space for the collection of new household items that will be dis-
tributed to new Americans.
The shower gill include a brief presentation and HIAS tape describing the immigration process
and Detroit's resettlement efforts, desserts and coffee. The community is encouraged to partici-
There is no charge but reservations are required and each guest should bring a new household
item, like bed and bath linens, cleaning supplies, set of dishes, flatware, toasters, telephones,
dust busters and pots and pans. The theme for this shower is "Making a House a Home" and the
morning's hosts have committed themselves to support this endeavor. Our hosts are Barbara
and Mike Aronow, Jean and George Blostein, Mary and Jack Bodzin, Rhona and Rob Fidler, Lin-
da and David Foster, Shirley and Joe Kramer, Beverly and David Price, Rita and Murray Ru-
bin, Estir and Miron Shamban, Sharona Shapiro and David Lerner, Bonnie and Elliot Sorkin
and Lois and Walter Zemmol.
Cash donations (checks) can be forwarded to Beth Shalom made out to Jewish Resettlement Ser-
vices. For reservations or information, call 547-7970.

Jewish Federation's Volunteer
Extravaganza. Volunteers are
needed to help plant trees,
plants and flowers in Detroit
and suburbs. Participants
should meet at the Max M.
Fisher Building for a 9 a.m.
breakfast reception. Call (810)
642-4260, Ext. 306.

Sunday, May 7

Craig Taubman of Craig `N Co.
performs at the Maple-Drake
JCC. 3:30 p.m. There is a

Wednesday, May 24

Christina Crawford will discuss
"From Violence to Healing"
during- a presentation on child
abuse and its long-term effects
on adult survivors. Call Jewish
Family Service at (810) 559-


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