e ro olitan Detroit
My name is Whitney Aidenbaum.
This is my first year at the Jewish
Academy, and I love it. I first heard
about JAMD from some friends in
BBYO. When they spoke about
studying Hebrew, the Bible and other
Judaic topics, I craved the education
they were receiving. As president of
Michigan Region BBG, an enthusiastic
participant in many extracurricular
activities and an "A" student at my
public high school, not only did I feel
too busy to make any big changes in
my life, I knew it would be a momen-
tous risk to transfer schools. On top of
all these circumstances, I was already
late in my sophomore year of high
school and had settled in well with my
teachers and friends. Nevertheless, the
Jewish curiosity and passion I'd
discovered was significant enough that
I made the switch to JAMD, and I.
couldn't be happier with my decision.
I'm so glad that I took the risk, and I
feel so fortunate to have found a place
like the Academy, where my hectic
teenage life and my Jewish life have
come together to create a new world of
For more information call us at
248-592-JAMD (5263) or visit our
website at www.jamd.org.
JAMD Open House
WE'RE PART OF THE TEAM
Sunday, February 1, 2004, 1:45 pm Registration, 2:00 pm Presentation
at JAMD, 6600 West IVIaple Road, West Bloomfield
(West side of Irdine Hockey Center
the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Je%%ish Community - Campus)
NO PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS!*
ALL NEW 2004
Leather, 17" Alloy Wheels,
Must qualify for GM lease loyalty.
Total due S2,699. Includes AARP
discount + tax, title & plates.
A Small Miracle, a charity established in
2000 to provide Chanukah gifts for
low-income Jewish families with chil-
dren in the Detroit area, will distribute
300 gifts to children on Dec. 15. This
year, A Small Miracle is planning to add
the distribution of bicycles, based on
requests, for children 9 and older.
This independent charity receives its
funding to purchase gifts from individu-
als and a local family foundation. A
Small Miracle welcomes and appreciates
cash donations to help fund this effort
as well • as donated new toys that can be -
distributed to qualifying families.
Donations are tax deductible and
should be mailed to A Small Miracle,
4391 Forestview Drive, West
Bloomfield, MI 48322. To obtain a
response card, receive a gift or make a
donation, call (248) 737 5231.
Beginning in January, Michigan
Jewish Institute will offer dual program
courses at the MJI West Bloomfield
campus in the Shul building.
These courses, formerly offered at
Bloomfield Hills Andover High School,
include "Exploring the Holocaust II"
and at least two levels of modern
Hebrew language courses. Classes will
continue to be offered at Berkley High
High school students who want to
dual enroll should contact their high
school counselor or Paul Levine, (248)
414-6900. MJI is accepting registration
through January. Applications are avail-
able through the MJI office or
Students may earn two college credits
for each.of the courses.
24 mos., 12,000 miles/yr. • $0 sec. dep.
Non-GM Employees & families slightly higher
$ 1 7 700/ Stk. #206481
South of 12 Mile • Southfield
Goes To Zoo
The Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan Detroit's Family Fitness
Club will offer a zoo walk on Sunday,