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President & Partner of Social Division
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promotion of Geoff Kretchmer to President
and Partner of the Social Events division of
Geoff has spent the post three years working .
with Star Trax on the corporate events side
of the business. In his role,. Geoff produced
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the opportunity to join
the tremendously talented
group of individuals that
manufacture the greatest
in the country and am
eagerly anticipating the
continued growth and
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events for corporations including Honda, Ford,
Quicken Loans,. and Discount Tire.
Prior to joining Star Trax, Geoff spent ten years. at
Orchards Children's Services. By 1998, Geoff
had become 'Director of Corporate and
Community Relations': Geoff lives in Huntington
Woods with his wife Jody and children Noah (6)
and Emma 14).
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The March mifgash for Hebrew will
take place 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March
23, at Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield with
Rabbi Baruch Lazewnik.
Rabbi I a nwnik is a graphologist and
attorney who worked in Israel and is
now on staff at the Jewish Academy of
Metropolitan Detroit. He will speak on
"The Art and Science of Graphology-
Deciphering the Mysteries of
The charge is $3 per mifgash; $10
for a series of four. For information, call
Nira Lev, (248) 645-7860.
Refreshments will be served.
Adat Shalom Synagogue will intro-
duce a new Friday-night prayer
book, Siddur Na'aseh V'Nishmah
("We will act, and we will under-
stand"), at services 7 p.m. Friday,
The Adat Shalom clergy have
been working with local Jewish pub-
lisher Joe Lewis to create the siddur.
Congregant Robert Rubin helped
inspire the publication project and
will chair the evening.
"We plan to continue using Sim
Shalom as the primary text on erev
Shabbat, with Na'aseh V'Nishmah
functioning as an educational sup-
plement," said Rabbi Daniel Nevins.
"We hope that Na'aseh
V'Nishmah, together with the syna-
gogue's recently released Shabbat
Rocks CD, will help everyone feel
welcome to experience the beauty of
Shabbat at Adat Shalom."
Mincha services will begin at 5:30
p.m. followed by a casual, sit-down
Shabbat dinner at 5:45 p.m. There is
a dinner charge. RSVP by April 4:
The Southfield-based Center for
Jewish Healing, a division of Jewish
Family Service and funded by the
Jewish Fund, is planning programs,
coordinating community events and
offering assistance online with a new
Web site www.cjhdetroit.org
Upcoming events sponsored by the
Center for Jewish Healing include:
• Healing Waters
— an opportunity
for spiritual connec-
tion for women
seeking a ritual to
mark their transition
from treatment for
breast cancerTo reg-
ister, call Rachel
• Drumming with
Rabbi Danny — a
Jewish drumming group led by Rabbi
Daniel Nevins, which begins April 10
and will combine a little Torah with a
lot of drumming.
education — the
next program will be
May 9, 8:30 a.m.-
3:30 p.m., on
Therapy: The Legacy
of Viktor Frankl."
The program is
CEU accredited and Rabbi Nevins
certificates of atten-
dance will be award-
For information or a list of educa-
tional programs, call Gail Matthews,
Cantors And Kids
Cantor Stephen Dubov of
Congregation Chaye Olam and
Cantor Earl Berris of Congregation
B'nai Moshe will be featured per-
formers along with the Kids Klez
Band of Michigan, accompanied by
Marty Mandelbaum, at
Congregation B'nai Moshe's annual
cantors' concert 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 30. The event is titled "Two
Cantorz and the Kidz."
The concert is free and open to
the community. Neither tickets nor
reservations are required. All seating
is open, general and unreserved.
Light refreshments will follow the
The concert is offered through
the generosity of Dennis Deutsch,
Michele and Marc Borovoy, Elyse
and Steve Fine and Manchester
(Ernest and Dorothy Curtis). Co-
chairing the event are Elyse and
Steve Fine and Michele and Marc
For information about the con-
cert, call the B'nai Moshe office,