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The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter
Ring-the Circle of Jewish Culture
will offer an interactive Yiddish class
starting Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7:30-9
p.m. for 11 weeks at Workmen's
Circle, 26431 Coolidge in Oak
The class is geared to beginners
and those with some skills in the
language. There is a fee. For infor-
mation, call (248) 545-0985 or
write to email@example.com
Never Too Young
As part of Hillel Day School of
Metropolitan Detroit's GMilut
Chasidim program, second graders
visited Yad Ezra, the Berkley-based
kosher food pantry. Students
brought food, toured the warehouse
and packaged food for the clients.
For information on volunteering,
call Yad Ezra, (248) 548-3663.
Pitt Center Slates
The Sarah and Irving Pitt Child
Development Center will host a -
Kindergarten Information Night
Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:45 p.m.
Teacher Dee Lewin will discuss
the curriculum and what to expect
during the school year, as well as
answer any questions. Free babysit-
ting is available by reservation.
The kindergarten program is open
to all children 5 years of age as of
Dec. 1 and includes a curriculum
based on academic readiness, enrich-
ment and tradition.
Students may participate in five
half-days (9 a.m.-noon), five half-
days with lunch (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
or five full days (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) pro-
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For information, to reserve a place
at the Information Night or make
babysitting reservations, call (248)
The Child Development Center is
located in the Jewish Community
Center in West Bloomfield.
Via A Jewish Lens
Six students from Yeshivat Akiva in
Southfield traveled to Washington,
D.C., to take part in Panim el
Panim, a four-day high school pro-
gram about Jewish learning, values
and social responsibility.
The six are: Binyomin Berlin of
Oak Park, Rachel Schulman of Ann
Arbor, Rebecca Halpern of
Southfield, Yissachar Jerusalem of
Oak Park, Daniel Spitzer of West
Bloomfield and Ariella Wrotslaysky
of Southfield. All are juniors except
Wrotslaysky, who is a sophomore.
During the November program,
the group interacted with public
policy makers and lobbied their
elected officials. They discussed cur-
rent issues with leaders of the Anti-
Defamatioii League, the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee, the
Israel Policy Forum and the
Foundation for the Defense of
Democracies. They distributed
clothing to homeless people.
They also met people who affect-
ed their views on life.
"Panim el Panim taught me to be
more aware of what is going on in
politics," Halpern said. "I also
learned about homelessness, which
is something I had not thought
Panim: The Institute for Jewish
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