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January 10, 2003 - Image 55

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-01-10

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Beth Shalom Class
For Jews-By-Choice

Study Series
Explores Talmud

The Rabbi Max Weine Institute for
Judaism will begin its winter-spring
semester on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at
Congregation Beth Shalom. The con-
version class, which takes place weekly
from 7:30-9 p.m., is sponsored by the
Conservative Rabbis of Metropolitan
Taught by Rabbi David Nelson,
assisted by Alicia Nelson, the class
includes other community
Conservative rabbis. Providing five
months of study on the basics of
Conservative Judaism, it includes
study of Jewish history, holidays, the
philosophy of Conservative Judaism
and basic Hebrew instruction.
This will conclude the Nelsons'
18th year of supervision of the insti-
tute. A reunion Shabbat dinner is
planned for May 9 as a celebration of
18 years of welcoming Jews by Choice
to the community.
If you participated in the class and
would like to be a part of the reunion
or for information, call Rabbi Nelson,
(248) 547-7970; or write to Institute
for Judaism, do Rabbi David Nelson,
14601 W. Lincoln, Oak Park, MI

Eilu v' Eilu, the adult Jewish learning
project of the Michigan Conservative
movement, is offering a nine-part
Talmud study series beginning Sunday,
Jan. 12, titled, "The Sandwich
Generation: Obligations as Parents
and as Children."
In this series, Rabbi Lee Buckman
will lead adult learners through the
first chapter of Tractate Kiddushin,
which deals with the obligations that
parents have towards children and the
obligations children have towards par-
The series will meet in three differ-
ent locations: Congregation Beth
Shalom from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan.
12, 19, and 26; Congregation Beth
Ahm from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 2 and 9;
Adat Shalom Synagogue from 10-11
a.m. March 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Each one-hour session will be struc-
tured as an independent study unit
and can be attended separately.
Advance registration is not required.
Tuition is $7 per session (no charge
for members of host congregations
when attending sessions at that loca-
tion). Basic Hebrew reading ability is
required, although all study materials ,
will also be furnished in English trans-
For more information, contact
Mitch Parker at (248) 672-2018 or

Adat Shalom Plans
Summer Israel Trip

Adat Shalom Synagogue will sponsor a
summer 2003 trip to Israel lead by
Rabbi Herbert A. Yoskowitz and
Rachel Yoskowitz.
The trip will depart Thursday, July
24, and return on Monday, Aug. 4.
The itinerary, now i the process of
development, will include swimming
in the Mediterranean, kayaking down
the Jordan, climbing Masada and
exploring Jerusalem.
Details will be announced at an
informational meeting 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 20, at Adat Shalom. The
community is welcome. For informa-
tion, call (248) 851-5100.

Ellen Kahn Leads
Downtown Shul

The Isaac Agree Downtown
Synagogue elected its first female pres-
ident, Ellen Kahn. Dr. Kahn was pre-
viously the acting president.
Synagogue elections were held at
the annual holiday party.

Sisterhood Hosts
Women's Minyan

Congregation B'nai Moshe Sisterhood
will host a morning minyan as a learn-
ing service for women from 9-10 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12. All women and girls
throughout the Detroit Jewish com-
munity are invited.
The service will be led by Cindy
Friedman and Sharlene Ungar. It will
include explanations of the prayers in
a free, drop-in learning and worship
For information on the Jan. 12
minyan, call Sharlene Ungar, (248)

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