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February 16, 1996 - Image 90

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-02-16

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Don't Jump To Conclusions

It might be a case ofWhen Harry Met Sally. Then
again, maybe it not.

It Amazes Me

This community is ...
Brotherly. Sisterly. Close-knit.
Just curious. In-bred. Inquiring.
Chronically intrusive. Genuine-
ly concerned.
Circle your favorite description.
Without a doubt, Jews in metro
Detroit are in touch — thanks, in
a big way, to The Jewish News
and its fine staff of reporters (No
applause necessary. Fan mail
would be nice).
To get to the point, it simply
amazes me when, during young
adult events, I meet single men
and women who agree to pose for
gossip-column photos IF and only
IF the captions below read some-
thing like this:
David and Rachel, WHO ARE
JUST FRIENDS, attended last
month's Bar Nite, sponsored by
Federation's Young Adult Divi-
The EYE has been advised to
include the provision, JUST
FRIENDS, more than once.
It seems as though some of our
readers who are "just curious,"
"genuinely concerned," "brother-
ly," "sisterly" and "inquiring' have
jumped to bizarre conclusions
about what's what and who's who
in the world of Jewish matrimo-
Now, please understand, dear
members of our post-dating scene.

(the one showing David and What?
The sessions are free. In accor-
Rachel, cheek-to-cheek, hand-in-
hand) does NOT mean you should dance with ancient Jewish ritual,
rush to the phone, dial up their there will be wine and cheese. It's
parents and announce an utter- food for stimulating thought and
ly premature and, perhaps, eter- fun conversation among members
nally inappropriate "Mazel Toy!" of the metro Detroit young-adult
JUST FRIENDS simply means population.
"Many of our parents have al-
that these young adults are JUST
FRIENDS. They're still alive and ways done the teaching of the
well and no doubt flourishing on seder, and for many people, this
the lox-n-bagel circuit. They're in year will mark the first opportu-
nity to host one of their
the loop. They're dating
own," Rabbi Bennett
— but not each other.
So, if you'd really like
Boost your Pesach
to put that I-love-it-I-hate-
confidence quotient.
it community gossip hot-
Show up.
line of ours to good use,
The event is co-spon-
get down to business and
sored by Federation's
set them up.
Then, one day when RUTH LI TTMANN Young Adult Division.
For more information,
David (with Jessica) and
call Midrasha's Rob
Rachel (with Daniel)
Nosanchuk at (810)
show up in our engage-
ment section, you'll have every 354-1050.
reason to rush to the phone and
Does Your Hat Have Three
give their parents a ring.


The Fifth Question

Sick of going through the mo-
tions without knowing what the
holiday of Passover is really all
about? If so, join other 20- and 30-
somethings at a new program
sponsored by the Midrasha Cen-
ter for Adult Jewish Learning.
Ask the unasked question: Now
that I'm supposed to conduct a
seder on my own, where do I start?

Lest anyone think they can
wow a crowd with brand-name
jeans, consider the fact that trend-
setters at this soiree will be
dressed to kill in Purim garb.
Costumes, that is.
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It's not as though sub-
Emily Jampel and
jects of these co-ed
Mark Jeross, pals
snapshots hate each since college days,
other. On the contrary. meet up at Bar Nite.
Many of them are good
buddies, staunch pals, or, in some What do I do? Do I have Greenspan, Nancy Singer, agogue is a co-spon-
cases, total strangers.
Mike Weinraub and Steve
Wear your fa-
Regardless, there's no venom there a tasty starch-sub-
Mendelson, at the Old
vorite costume. No
here. JUST FRIENDS doesn't im- stitute for matzah?
Woodward Grill for Bar
Rabbi Josh Ben- Nite, succumb to the lense need to disguise
ply that either finds the other un-
yourself as the
to the rescue.
of the roving EYE.
attractive, dumb, dull or in any
proverbial haman-
On three consecutive
way unappealing.
Esther. But,

JUST FRIENDS simply means
(listen up, all you yentas) that 28 — at 7 p.m. at Barnes and No- please, be somewhat tactful.
The cost is $10 or $5 plus two
David and Rachel are NOT dat- ble Booksellers in West Bloom-
ing. They are NOT engaged. They field, the 28-year-old rabbi at cans of food for Yad Ezra. For
Temple Israel will speak on: Four more information, call HMD at
are NOT getting married.
The photo in The Jewish News Questions. Four Cups offine. For (313) 577-3459.1=


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