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October 24, 2003 - Image 45

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-10-24

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Talk To Focus On
Jewish Filmmakers

Wallace Headlines
Comedy Night

A video producer will give a presenta-
tion and lecture on the 20th century
Jew as creator, producer and subject of
Eric A. Goldman, founder and presi-
dent of Ergo Media, a New Jersey-based
publishing company specializing in
Jewish and Israeli
video, will speak at 3
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26
in the Max M. Fisher
Federation Building
in Bloomfield
The free program is
sponsored by the
Center for Judaic
Studies at Wayne
State University in Detroit and
Federation's Alliance for Jewish
Education, based in Bloomfield
For information and reservations, call
(313) 577-2679.

Comedy Night 2003, starring George
Wallace, will take place at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Southfield
Millennium Centre.
Presented by ad agency J. Walter
Thompson, Comedy Night 2003 bene-
fits Forgotten Harvest, metro Detroit's
only mobile food res-
cue operation.
Comedy Night pro-
ceeds alone will pro-
vide 1 million meals
for people in need
throughout Wayne,
Oakland and
Macomb counties.
Headlining this
year's show will be
comedian George
Wallace, who has won an American
Comedy Award as "Best Stand Up
Also appearing will be two local com-
edy stars: West Bloomfield resident
Jeffrey Dwoskin and Royal Oak resident
Chris DiAngelo.
Presenting sponsor J. Walter
Thompson is joined by event sponsor
the Laura Diebel/Tim Allen
Tickets begin at $45; a private dinner
will be available for a $100 donation.
For ticket or sponsorship information,
call Forgotten Harvest, (248) 350-3663.

Bar-Ilan Stresses

The Detroit Friends of Bar-Ilan
University will recognize Bar-Ilan multi-
generational supporting families of
Detroit at the Evening of Continuity at
7:30 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 27, in the Jewish
Community Center
in West Bloomfield.
The evening will
mark the close of the
2003 Bar-Ilan cam-
Alan "Big Al
Musovito" Muskovitz
of the Dick Purtan
Show, WOMC-FM, a
third-generation Bar-Ilan supporter, will
be master of ceremonies. The featured
guest will be Shai Solomon, director of
Bar-Ilan's Jewish Studies programs; he
will speak on "Jewish Survival —
Anytime, Anywhere."
A dessert reception will follow. A min-
imum contribution includes two tickets
for the event. Event chair is Pearlena
Bodzin. Linda Zlotoff is president of the
Detroit Friends of Bar-Ilan.
For information or reservations, call
the Bar-Ilan office, (248) 540-8900.

Lauds Bernards

Hadas and Dennis Bernard will receive
the Institute of Human Relations
Distinguished Young Leadership Award
in recognition of outstanding contribu-
tions to the Jewish community, to pre-
serving and strengthening democratic
ideals, and to the welfare of Michigan.
- The American Jewish Committee,
Metropolitan Detroit Chapter will pres-
ent the award at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
The evening's guest speaker will be
Nolan Finley, edi-
torial page editor
of the Detroit

The evening's
AJC Co-chairs are
Debbie and Mike
Berger, Barbara
and Sheldon
Cohn, Renee and


Craig Erlich, Liz and Eric Groskind,
Joanie and John Hamburger, Lisa and
Hannan Lis, Leslie and Paul Magy,
Jeannie and Leo Maxbauer, Joshua
Opperer, Elise and David Schostak,
Margo and Michael L. Shapiro, Lois
and Marc Schulman, and Gwen and
Evan Weiner.
Advance reservations are required.
Tickets for the evening are $125 per
person. Funds generated from this pro-
gram help underwrite local metro
Detroit chapter programs. The event
will be held at a private home.
For information about the tribute din-
ner or membership to the American
Jewish Committee, call (248) 646-7686.

Cancer Association
Sponsors Concert

The Israel Cancer Association of
Michigan in conjunction with Temple
Israel will sponsor a concert featuring
pianist David Syme at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 20, at Temple Israel.
The concert is a fund-raiser for the
ICA, which has worked to assist Israel in
its ongoing fight against cancer for more
than 22 years.
Tickets are $125 per person. For reser-
vations or information, call the ICA
office, (248) 865-8323.

EMU Hosting
Talk On Comics

Eastern Michigan University will
host a lecture of Jewish interest.
On Nov. 11, Eastern will welcome
Art Spiegelman, the
Pulitzer Prize win-
ning author of
Maus and Maus II,
which use the medi-
um of comic books
to teach lessons

about the
Spiegelman will
speak on "The
History of Comics in America." His
speech is sponsored by the Office of
Campus Life and co-sponsored by
EMU Hillel. It will take place at 7
p.m. in Pease Auditorium, Ypsilanti.
For information, call EMU Hillel,
(734) 482-0456, or the Office of
Campus Life, (734) 487-3045.

Forum On
Energy Costs

Michigan Interfaith Power and Light
will host "Sustainability as Faith in
Action," Friday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to
4:45 p.m., at Marygrove College,
Citing the skyrocketing cost of energy
and environmental problems associated
with fossil fuel use, Michigan Interfaith
Power and Light is hosting this confer-
ence on energy conservation for
Michigan congregations of all faiths,
government and business to seek effec-
tive ways to reduce energy costs and
increase the use of renewable energy
technologies by congregations around
the state.
Sara Bernstein of Michigan Coalition
on the Environment and Jewish Life
(MI-COEJL) notes that a congregation
can reduce energy costs by as much as
40 percent and prevent tons ofharmful
contaminants from being released into
the atmosphere.
The Rev. Sally Bingham, founder of
the Interfaith Power and Light move-
ment in the U.S., will be keynote speak-
er. J. Peter Lark, who chairs the
Michigan Public Service Commission,
will address issues relating to rising ener-
gy costs and the faith community. Jerry
Lawson, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, will speak on energy efficient
products available to rate payers seeking
to reduce their energy costs.
For information or to register, contact
the Rev. Charles Morris, (734)- 552-

JPM Celebrates
10th Anniversary

The Jewish Community Center's Jimmy
Prentis Morris Building in Oak Park cel-
ebrates its 10th anniversary as a full-
service facility this month.
The building was built in 1956 as a
senior facility with a gym for children's
classes. In 1993, the 60,000-square-foot
Wally P. Straus Recreation Wing
opened, complete with a fitness center
and pool.
In commemoration of the anniversary,
a celebration will take place throughout
the day on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 3 to
5:30 p.m. All events are open to the
public; guest fees may apply.
For those interested in becoming JPM
members, an anniversary special will run
through the end of November. The spe-
cial includes zero initiation fee and free
five-day pass.
For information, call (248) 967-4030.




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