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To survive, Eilu v'Eilu has been folded into the
Rabbinical Assembly's Michigan Region.
gram, which brings in one or two
scholars each year for a month of
intensive lectures at schools, homes,
Conservative synagogues and area
ilu v'Eilu, the
• The Community Calendar, a
adult Jewish learning
monthly listing of all classes and
project, nearly disap-
activities offered by participating
peared last year when the organiza-
adult education depart-
tion's startup grant expired and
other funding sources proved inade-
The average cost for Eilu v'Eilu
classes are $10 for each hour session.
For the coming year, the
Although classes are designed for
Rabbinical Assembly's Michigan
adults, teens with a serious interest
Region has taken over the formerly
in learning more about their Jewish
independent organization. The
also are welcome.
Assembly, an alliance of all local
This year's Rabbinical Assembly
conservative synagogues, will keep
scholars in residence are Rabbi
the Eilu v'Eilu name for its program
Harvey Meirovich and
of adult education. The
Dr. Renee Levine
adult study program
Melammed, both pro-
will be part of its new
fessors at the Schechter
Community Education 4,
Institute of Jewish
Division, under the
Studies in Jerusalem.
direction of Dr. Mitch
They will be in the
Detroit area Oct. 24-
Eilu v'Eilu will offer
classes for Jewish learn-
ers who have progressed
dean of the institute's
rabbinical school, will
level courses. Classes
speak throughout the
will take place at
community on subjects
Dr. Mitch Parker
Conservative Judaism in
gogues rather than in area
modern Israel to poetry
coffee shops and book-
in the prayer book. Among the sub-
"This reorganization is very good, jects to be explored by Dr.
Melammed, whose specialty is
both for Eilu v'Eilu and for the
Jewish women's studies, are "East
Conservative movement," said Dr.
Meets West: A New York Feminist
Parker, who took over as the organi-
and the Orthodox Yemenite World"
zation's leader in May 2002. "Eilu
and "The Forgotten Holocaust
v'Eilu had been running in parallel
Victims: Sephardic Jewry."
to the adult education programs in
Community Education Director
Conservative synagogues. With the
Dr. Parker, a clinical psychologist in
reorganization, the synagogues take
private practice, also is director of
more ownership of the program,
parent education for the Chicago
pitching our classes to their mem-
office of the Florence Melton Adult
bers just as we publicize the classes
Mini-School, a two-year comprehen-
held by the individual synagogues."
sive course in Judaism. He teaches at
The Community Education
the Detroit-area Melton School.
Division will also include three
For more information on Eilu
v'Eilu, or other programs of the
• The Conversion Institute, a 24-
Rabbinical Assembly, contact Dr.
week program for people seriously
Parker at (248) 672-2018, or by e-
interested in converting to Judaism;
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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