Families preview exhibits and meet
Shalom Street players.
Jordana Hoffman, 11,
of Farmington Hills
Allen of Northville.
he night started under the stars. For the first public preview of
Shalom Street, the interactive children's museum inside the
Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, 400 adults
and children attended the Chanukah Havdalah service out-
side and then viewed the museum 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.
Current and past presidents of the JCC sponsored the opening night
event. Members of the museum's village, played by the Shalom Street
Players, welcomed visitors to the 4,500-square-foot museum. Also on hand
were special guests, like Duncan Yo-Yo champion Dennis Shatter.
Shalom Street, the Address for Jewish Discovery was created to engage
children between ages 5-12 in conversation with other family members
about ethical ideas — and to have fun learning about the Jewish world
around them. It is in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Judaic Enrichment
Center at the JCC. Funding is through the Ford Motor Company Fund
and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation of Baltimore.
Dennis Shatter, 17, of
Livonia shows Mathew
Hollander, 5, of
Farmington Hills yo-yo
Eli, an "adventure
explorer" at the
Shalom Street travel
agency, asks what
country you want
to visit and creates