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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-09-05

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Camp Apples
And Honey

An un-BEE-lievably fun program
to help you get ready for the holidays.

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM

AppleTree Editor

I t couldn't "bee" better news.
Fall is here, and that means the High
Holidays and Sukkot are coming, and that
means Apples & Honey and Lots, Lots More
is just around the corner.
C'mon, bo etanu (come with us) to meet D'vora
the Explorer, the happy little cartoon host (don't
worry; she doesn't sting) of this year's event, held
from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 at Tamarack Camps'
Camp Maas in Ortonville. There is no charge.
No doubt you've heard the buzz about D'vora
(which means "bee" in Hebrew), who will guide you
and your family to a great afternoon of fun, learning
and food.
Included in this year's Apples & Honey and Lots,
Lots More:
• Hands-on arts and crafts projects that will
explore the ritual and ecological aspects of the holi-
days. (It's a honey of a program that includes making
apple cider and donuts for a sweet new year.)
• Helping build the camp sukkah.
• Singing and storytelling.
• A nature walk.
• A visit from Maureen Shiffman and her pet pup-
pet pal, Coco.
• Dining on s'mores around a campfire.
• Making your own shofar (Reservations for this
project are required. Call Gail Greenberg at 248-

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205-2536 to make a reservation. Each shofar costs
$10.)
• Going to jail — and loving it! With the theme
"breaking out of the old and into the new," people
go to "jail," then must share something they are sorry
for, or talk about a way they want to improve in the
next year, to get out.
Apples & Honey is brought to the community by
Federation's Alliance for Jewish Education Jewish
Experiences for Families Department (JEFF),
Tamarack Camps, and the Detroit Jewish News. This
year's event is being chaired by Margery Klausner,
Susan Langnas-Feber, Beth Raz and Lori
Webberman.
And what's the story with Mora?
"D'vora the Explorer is not just a cute bee," says
Gail Greenberg, a senior staff associate for the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
"She symbolizes true tzedek (righteousness). A bee
is industrious. It can change direction easily to
address community needs and opportunities to make
a difference. It flourishes in the midst of a hive of
activity and intrinsically understands that the contri-
butions of each enrich all.
"Each member of the hive can apply itself to the
area of greatest need and know that others will take
care of the needs that engage them," Greenberg says.
"It never works alone but, one bee, like one person,
can make a difference by allowing a field to flower,
an orchard to bear fruit and a community to prosper.
"Too often, we think that we need to do some-

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thing "big" like coming up with a cure for cancer or
stopping world hunger, things that are huge and
require lots of time and money. We hope that the
bee will help remind people that a single person, like
a single bee, can make a difference."
So what do you need to do?
Just get there! You'll 'bee' so happy you did. ❑

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How To Get To Camp Maas

• Option One: Free bus rides to the camp will be available at the Max M.
Fisher Federation Building, 6735 Telegraph, in Bloomfield Township, or the
Jimmy Prentis Morris Building of the Jewish Community Center in Oak
Park. Buses leave at 1 p.m. and return at 5 p.m.
RESERVATIONS FOR THE BUS RIDE ARE REQUIRED. To make a
reservation, call Gail Greenberg, (248) 205-2536, or e-mail
greenberejfind.org

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2003

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• Option Two: From metro Detroit, take 1-75 North to exit 101. Turn right
onto Grange Hall Road. Be careful not to go straight into the Holly State
Recreation Area when Grange Hall curves left about one mile past Dixie
Highway. Stay on Grange Hall. A mile after that, Grange Hall Road curves
right again. After one more mile, turn left onto Barron Road and continue
about one mile to the second Perryville Road on the right. Turn right on
Perryville Road. You're there!

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