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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-01-10

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JCC D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building, West Bloomfield

JCC D. Dan Betty Kahn Building, West Bloomfield

The Language of Our People (TH10)

Learn basic Hebrew words and concepts that convey the
essential vocabulary of our people. Explore the concept of
Hebrew roots, the core words from which other words
grow and discover how the deep connections between dif-
ferent words and concepts express the thinking, values and
outlook of our people.

iVira Lev, Agency for Jewish Education

Exploring the Secrets of Lashon HaKodesh (TH21)

What mystical properties does our ancient language con-
tain? Through a study of biblical Hebrew, students will
explore the kabbalistic interpretations of lashon hakodesh —
our holy language.

Rabbi Avraham Cohen, Yeshiva Beth Yehudah

The Whole Megillah: Legends, Illuminations and

Jewish Books and Jewish Readers: An Historical
Perspective (TH 11)

In the beginning, Jews produced the most influential book
of all time, but they didn't stop there. Despite poverty and
deprivation, readers in the shtetl devoured Yiddish and
Hebrew publications. This class will trace the Jewish love
of books throughout the ages.

Mae E. Sander, independent writer

Ruminations on Esther (TH22)

The book of Esther has a rich history of interpretation
in the classical midrash and other literary traditions.
Megillot have been ornately illuminated since medieval
times, and this marvelous story has also served as a
template for subsequent tales of persecution and triumph
in Jewish history. Come look at the gantze Megillah as
you've never seen it before!

Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Adat Shalom Synagogue

Lashon: The Art of Jewish Communication (TH12)

The word lashon has many meanings: tongue, language
and speech. What does Judaism have to say about the use
of language and how we communicate? Should one always
give an honest opinion when asked or remain silent?
Participants study in groups as well as with the teacher.


Fran Pearlman, Temple Israel

Happiness as a Jewish Ideal: A Look
at the Sources (TH13)

As citizens of the western world, we have internalized a
perspective on the place of happiness in our lives. Does
Judaism share this perspective? Let's find out by studying
biblical and rabbinic responses to the place of happiness in
our lives. This class will meet Feb. 13, 20, 27 and Mar. 6

Tzvi Schostak, community educator

Exploring Diversity: The Modern Image of the Jew

in American Theatre and Film (TH23)

In the first two weeks, Evelyn Orbach will explore the
theme of diversity using process drama. Students will
learn the way theatre can make a difference in our lives.
In the second two weeks, Dr. David Magidson will explore
the many ways Jews have been represented on film, the
signature medium of the 21st Century.

Evelyn Orbach, artistic director, Jewish Ensemble Theatre
Dr. David Magidson, Jewish Community Center Lenore
Marwil Jewish Film Festival

Uniquely Jewish Spirituality II (TH24)

From things to plants, from animals to humans, explore

Jewish Interests in American Foreign Policy

talmudic, kabbalistic and traditional takes on the spiritual

force of these four worlds.

Rabbi Scott Bolton, Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit

This class will analyze current events involving America's
response to Iraq, the war on terrorism and nuclear capabil-
ities of India and Pakistan. How do these issues affect
Jews in America? How can Jews play a part in shaping
America's response?

Jewish Genealogy (TH25)

Sharma Shapiro, American Jewish Committee

your heritage to the next generation.

Krav Maga: The Israeli Art of Self Defense (TH 15)

This class will explain how to research your family's roots

and build a family tree. Learn how to document and pass

Pam Gordon, Jewish Genealogy Society of Detroit


This unique method of self-defense was initially developed
by Imi Sde-Or for use by the Haganah (pre-state military)
to defend the Jewish homeland, and is now taught
throughout the world. This class will teach students some
of the basic techniques. Students should wear comfortable
exercise clothes.

Nick Coiling, Dragon Academy


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Lilmod Ivrit B'Yachad (TH26)

For lovers of lashon hakodesh, this class will discuss

the philosophy of Rav Avraham Kook in the

Hebrew language.

Students must be fluent in Hebrew to participate.
Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, Kollel Torah MiTzion

JCC Dapan Betty Kahn Building, West Bloomfield

Know Yourself Through Reincarnation (TH2O)

This class is the third in our SAJE series "Reincarnation
and the Soul." Did you ever ask: "Who am I really?"
"Why am I here?" Learn about your soul and its unique
journey through time.

Rabbi Chaim Bergstein, Bais Chabad - Farmington Hills


March 2, 2002

Get a SAJE-eye view of Israel's history and challenges.
To register or for more information, please contact
Dale Rubin at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit, (248) 642-4260.

Enjoy dinner at Milk 6- Honey of West Bloomfield. Call (248) 661-2327 for reservations.

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