6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322
15110 W. 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park 48237
Our Chanukah, Gift To You!
can join for the price of
or $150 off*
here's no better time than now to be with your
friends and family members. Join the Jewish
Community Center during the month of De-
cember and all new Fitness & Family and Health Club
members receive our special 2-for-1-offer.
The Jewish Community Center. As comfortable and friendly
as your own home - A place where You Belong!
hanukah marks the freedom of the Jews of Palestine
from the oppression of Antiochus Epiphanes in the
second century B,C.E.. Antiochus believed that he
was G-d, and was angry when the Jewish;people refused to
worship him or accept is heath en practices, He prohibited
the observance'sacred eWispr ices
act , .ipciuding circum-
cision, Temple'R,itual lia bat observance,and the study of
the Torah. King Antiochus
ad hi s soldiers convert the
Temple to a pagan l ne, an esecraied it: by slaughtering
pigs on the Holy Al
e ewIS 1 peopie revolted, led by Ju-
dah and his four brothers, sons of Ma ttathias the Priest, a all
members of the Hasmonean fam
ily. l I In 165 B.C.E. Antiochus'
armies were defeated an
and the Teni e was cleansed
rededicated. Chanukah means "rededication". Had the Jew-
ish people been snuffed out by Antithus, not only would Ju-
daism have disappeared,butii4r:daughter religions,
an and Mohammedanism, would never have been
For membership information:
Maple/Drake (810) 661-7624 or 7619
JPM (810) 967-4030, ext 221 or 223
Jewish Community Center
* No other discounts apply
* Cannot have been a member in the past 12 months
* This offer valid only during December, 1995
* 2-for-1 offer limited to identically priced memberships otherwise
discount is $150 off your annual membership
* These offers do not apply to Youth/Teen or Social membership
* Other restrictions may apply.
Child Development Center Kindergartners Ben Siarto, Amanda
Mostyn, Jaimie Lowen, and Andrew Aerni anxiously await to hear if
they are winners in the menorah contest. In our eyes they are all first
Sponsored Icy JPI
Sunday, December 11
• candlelighting ceremony
• Chanukah musical
• Crafts and games
• Latkes, and more!!
R.S.V.P to the JPI office at (810) 661-7637
Lets Play Dreidell!
To play dreidel, each player must have some candy, nuts or
To start the game everyone niust put something in the kitty.
Players take turns spinning The dreidel. If it lands on:
NUN - means nothing. You win nothing,
you lose nothing.
MEL - means Belt. The player takes all.
HAY - means halt The player gets half of
everything in The kitty.
SHIN or Pay - means pay. The player adds
to the kftty.
According to legend the Chanukah dreidel was invented dur-
ing the lime of The fvlaccabees. Antiochus forbade The study
of Torah. Nevertheless, people gathered in small groups and
studied the Torah secretly and by heart If soldiers ap-
proached, The students spun the top. When the enemy ar-
rived, all he could see was Jews playing an innocent game.
The dreidel saved many lives.
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15110 W. Ten Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI
Call (810) 9674030 for
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