Mitchell's Mitzvah Mosaic
Hills and Dalai Katsir of West Bloomfield designed the
Instead of "cutting a rug" on
mosaic. It has a Shabbat theme, with a
the dance floor, friends and
family members of Mitchell
guests cut the pieces of colored
Adler celebrated his bar mitz-
and place them on the wooden
vah by cutting colored glass pieces to
the pre-drawn pattern. A
create a mosaic wall-hanging for the
also were invited to help.
lobby of the Fleischman Residence in
Mitchell, who attends Hillel Day
The mosaic was installed in the main entrance lobby
of Metropolitan Detroit, is the
the residence later that week.
Special to the son of Nancy and Jeffrey Adler of
felt so good when I saw it hanging on the wall,"
Jewish News Farmington Hills. His bar mitzvah
said Mitchell. "It
Congregation Beth Ahm in
West Bloomfield on Feb.
of the mosaic,
15. The party at
Fleischman was held the
The Adders had formed
an attachment to the facili-
the third book
ty when Mitchell's aunt,
of the Torah,
Esther Newman, lived
there. After she died,
Mitchell and his mother
the aged and
continued to visit the
home, helping the residents
play bingo, which had been
one of Mrs. Newman's
"My son didn't want the
Bar mitzvah celebrant Mitchell Adler places glass tiles onto the
typical dance party," his
mosaic with Fleischman residents Shirley Seyburn, Gertrude
mother said. "We tried to
Brainim and Ida Zuroffl
think of something that
would be fun and meaning-
and Aging Services. "It sums up what we're all about,
ful at the same time. Fleischman immediately came to
the art of Jewish care-giving.
"This was a magnificent get-together for young and
"My mom and I decided it would be very fitting to
It served so many purposes — love, caring, joy,"
have my bar mitzvah party there," said Mitchell, who
said. "The Adders have tzedakah [righteous
credits his mother for planning and implementing the
blood, they really understand what com-
entire event. "She came up with the idea, she organized
the whole thing. She was very devoted."
gorgeous; it was a 'happening."' ❑
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t is estimated that one out of five Jews reg-
ularly votes Republican. There are current-
ly two Jewish Republicans in the U.S.
Senate (Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and
Norm Coleman of Minnesota), but there is only
one in the House. Can you name that con-
"The beauty of the Jewish tradition lies in its open-
ness to debate and dialogue. We do not always have
to agree with one another. We do, however, have to
allow each to speak."
— Jill Jacobs, a fifth -year rabbinical student at the
Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York
City, quoted in her commentary in the Forward.
"It's clear that we're living in fear. In Israel, we have a
term ... 'the routinization of emergency.' We're
adapters, survivors. We're doing a lot of improvi-
— Sociologist Oz Almog of the University of Haifa,
quoted in the February Hadassah magazine article,
"Security and New Moves: Period of Adjustment."
Saddam is enjoying the stress
Of making the whole U.N. guess.
`Y1 magayfe," he'll rant,
"Zol dikh trefiz,* but can't."
Don't bank on it, says the U.S.
— Martha Jo Fleischmann
To submit a candlelighting
* (literal) You should find (guess the whereabouts
of) a plague.
(idiomatic curse) A plague should befall you.
Friday, March 14: 6:19 p.m.
Friday, March 21: 6:27 p.m.
Saturday, March 15: 7:22 p.m.
Saturday, March 22: 7:30 p.m.
An innocuous, ineffectual, weak, helpless or hap-
less unfortunate. A "loser."
Source: From The New Joys of Yiddish by Leo
Calvin Rosten, edited by Lawrence Bush, copy-
right 2001, by the Rosten Family LLC. Used by
permission of the Rosten Family LLC.