The annual Jewish Book Fair, founded 52 years
ago, is a nine-day event held at both Jewish
Center locations. Authors from metro Detroit
and around the world give presentations about
their work and other relevant topics. A vast vari-
ety of books, either having Jewish content or
Jewish authors, are available for sale.
Claim To Fame: The Detroit Jewish Book Fair
is the oldest and largest Jewish book fair in the
Other Choices: Lenore Marwil Jewish Film
"I think ltzhak Perlman is the most
talented violinist in the world. He
plays a variety of pieces, from
klezmer to classical."
Marvin Berman, Southfield
A virtuoso violinist and conductor, ltzhak
Perlman has appeared with every major orches-
tra in the world. In 1987, he joined the Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw and
Budapest, representing the first performances
by this orchestra and soloist in Eastern bloc
countries. Perlman has been honored with four
Emmy Awards and 15 Grammy Awards.
Claim To Fame: One of classical music's great-
ADULT JEWISH EDUCATION
"Kabbalah is not magic — it is a
beautiful, inspiring lens that reveals
greater depths of the Torah, of our
soul and of the will of God."
Rabbi Daniel Nevins,
Kabbalah, the name applied to the whole range
of Jewish mystical activity, refers to the study of
the secret oral tradition within the Torah (Five
Books of Moses). The word comes from the root
meaning "to receive," or "to accept." Kabbalah
is based on the idea that God's essence floods
the universe with constant love and challenges
its students to transcend ordinary material con-
cerns. Classes and seminars in Kabbalah are
held at various synagogues and educational
institutions throughout the community.
Claim To Fame: The study of Kabbalah has
existed for at least 2,000 years.
Other Choices: Hebrew
JEWISH SOCIAL ACTION
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vides wonderful opportunities for
volunteers of all ages."
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Yad Ezra Kosher food pantry was started in 1990
to provide free kosher food packages and
hygiene items to Jewish people in need.
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