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Beth El Speaker
Adat Shalom Plans
Purim Season Fun
Dr. Ellen Cannon will be guest speaker
at Temple Beth El Friday, March 14, at
7:30 p.m. Shabbat services. Her topic
will be "American Jewish Politics at a
Crossroad: A Critical Examination of
21st Century Jewish
A professor of politi-
cal science and public
policy at Northeastern
Illinois University for
20 years, Dr. Cannon
holds a doctorate in
political science and
public policy from the
Massachusetts. She is
vice president of the
Congress, Midwest Region.
Her appearance at Beth El is being
underwritten by the Theodore and Mina
For information, call Barbara Grant,
Adat Shalom Synagogue will celebrate
Purim Monday, March 17, and
Saturday, March 22.
On Monday evening, the syna-
gogue's education and youth depart-
ment will sponsor two Purim carni-
vals.- Haman's Hide-a-Way, for chil-
dren 2-5 years old, will include moon
walks, a magic show, a clown, and all
the games youngsters can play for $5.
Elementary school children will find a
variety of games with prizes at
Mordechai's Marvelous Magical
Museum. Tickets can be purchased in
$5 packets. The carnivals will run
from 5-7 p.m.
A light dinner at 6:30 p.m. will be
available for $4 per person.
Reservations for dinner are required.
The congregation's annual mega-
megillah program will begin at 7 p.m.
It will feature Adat Shalom teenagers
reading the megillah and a variety of
activities and treats for the children.
Readers will be Natalie Blum, Alex
Greenstein, Hannah Graff, Aaron
King, Michael Lieberman, Liat Lis,
Amy Miller, Emily Phillips, Hannah
Posen, Dana Schostak; Yael Smiley,
Shana Supowit, Ilyssa Tackel and
Synagogue teens will read the
megillah once again on Purim morn-
ing, March 18, at 7 a.m.
Adat Shalom will conclude Purim
festivities with its annual Purim Party
Plus event on Saturday, March 23.
The evening will begin with hors
d'oeuvres and cocktails at 8 p.m. A
buffet with music and dancing will
follow. Winners of the congregation's
annual Purim fund-raising will be
drawn that evening, along with win-
ners of other Purim prizes. A $250
ticket admits two to the party and
provides one ticket in the Purim
drawing. Chairing Purim Party Plus
2003 are Shelley and Ed Kohl.
Throughout the week, Adat
Shalom nursery, kindergarten and reli-
gious school students will participate
in a variety of classroom experiences
related to Purim.
For information about any Purim
programs, call the synagogue office,
Is Series Focus
Rabbi Daniel Nevins will present three
lectures on the history of the State of
Israel 8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 12,
19, 26 at Adat Shalom Synagogue.
Rabbi Nevins will look at the 54 years
since Israel's declaration of independence,
discussing Israel's foundational docu-
ments and political structure, the effort
made to absorb world Jewry, the ongoing
Arab-Israeli conflict and the efforts of the
Masorti movement to develop a pluralis-
tic Jewish culture in Israel.
There is no charge. Reservations are
requested; call Sheila Lederman, (248)
Views Jewish Life
The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring-
the Circle of Jewish Culture will hold
Kinderblum, a mini-program for 2-6
year-olds and the adults in their lives,
10:15-11:45 a.m. Sundays.
The program provides exposure to
Jewish life and values through song,
story, socializing, dance, food,
Hebrew and Yiddish language experi-
ences, holiday celebrations and more.
For information, call Ellen Bates-
Brackett, (248) 545-0985.
Mturhy Mirok 8.
12 noon to 2 p.m.
Rit .V.P. is appreciated
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