Sam Glaser and Chashmal
Shine At Yeshivat Akiva
Clockwise from left:
PHOTOS BY BILL HANSEN
of Southfield enjoys
the concert with 7-
Joseph, of West
he Akiva choir sang back-up and the audi-
ence came in on the chorus as recording star
Sam Glaser and his band, Chashmal, rocked
the rafters at Yeshivat Akiva on Nov. 2.
More than 600 people, from babies to bubbes,
crammed into the Southfield school's
chapel for the concert, which was
sponsored by the Akiva PTA.
Many in the audience knew
Glaser's songs from his CDs and
joined in with enthusiasm. They also
applauded enthusiastically when vol-
unteer Arleen Platt received the
PTA's first-ever distinguished service
"Chashmal means electricity, and it
really was an electric event," said
Nathaniel Warshay, the school's pub-
lic relations coordinator. ❑
Sam Glaser sings a
song he wrote for
his son Max.
Arleen Platt holds
the PTA's service
award she received
from Julie Sherizen,
Akiva PTA presi-
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'As much as it touched me how much
these people, the pillars of their respec-
tive Jewish communities, wanted to
know about my experiences in Israel, it
meant even more to me to see their own
dedication to the Jewish homeland and
its continual existence."
— Rachel Rosenthal of Franklin, among
12 twenty-somethings taking part in
Project Otzma XVII in Israeli at a
Shabbat dinner for generous federated
donors visiting the Jewish state on the
Prime Minister's Mission.
"The outcome of Tuesday's election
means a great opportunity to see first-
hand the talent and leadership and com-
mitment that the Republican Party has,
and will once and for all put to bed the
myth that the Republican Party is a
party who is at odds with the interest of
the Jewish community."
— Matthew Brooks, executive director of
the Republican Jewish Coalition, in the
wake of the Nov. 5 vote, as quoted by JTA.
"It is important to light the Shabbos candles. Even if
one child lights Shabbos candles, God will be happy."
"Your boyfriend's a menace!" said
"Don't see him out publicly, Rhonda.
You're taking a risk.
What spouts from his pick'
As often as not is a shanda.""
— Alona Aharonov, 7th grade, West Bloomfield
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— Martha Jo Fleischmann
Friday, Nov. 22: 4:47 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29: 4:43 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23: 5:52 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30: 5:49 p.m.
A toy, a plaything, a trinket.
(Source: The joys of Yiddish by Leo