Friday, Feb. 20
Rabbi Tamara Kolton speaks on "The .
Transformative Power of Imagination: The Bat
Mitzvah of Shawna Small" at 8 p.m. Birmingham
Temple (248) 477-1410.
Saturda: , Feb. 21
Brunch and Learn
Brunch at 9:30 a.m. is followed by "Forgotten
Books of Judaism" with Rabbi Adam Chalom.
$20 members, $25 guests. Birmingham Temple
Sunday, Feb. 22
Michigan Branch Women's League for
Conservative Judaism invites women to sancti-
fy the new month with a prayer and study ses-
sion at 10 a.m. on "Purim Pespectives: Esther
vs. Mordecai on How to Save the Jewish
People" led by Ruth Bergman. Beth Ahm
Synagogue. (248) 865-9180.
Savvy With Antiques and Antique Auctions"
6:30-8 p.m. $16. Hadassah House, 5030
Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield. RSVP: (248)
Maimonides" with Rabbi Sherwin Wine. $20
members, $25 guests. Birmingham Temple
Kids at Risk
Salsa, Sangria &Celebration
B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region and
Sisterhood of Temple Beth El present dinner,
Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, founder, Gateway
Rehabilitation Center, speaks at 7 p.m. on sub-
stance abuse among Jewish kids and what you
can do about it, "What Your Teens Know (and
You Don't)," sponsored by the Friendship
Circle. West Bloomfield JCC. (248) 788-8888.
Learn to Knit
Claire Richmond teaches knitting at Jewish
Women International, Galilee Chapter general
meeting 7:30 p.m. Bring number 8 needles and
one skein mid-weight yarn to make convalescent
pads for nursing homes. Maple Lakes
Condominium clubhouse, 6700 Maple Lakes,
West Bloomfield. RSVP: Gari Feldman (248) 661-
Thursday, Feb. 26
Judaic Arts & Crafts
Yuri Lane, human beatbox and vocal magician,
presents Building Solomon's Temple 2 p.m. and 4
p.m. Magic show with Asi Tsobel 3 p.m. Shalom
Street. West Bloomfield JCC (248) 432-5454.
Rifcah Krolikowski teaches arts and crafts 9:30-
11 a.m. Thursdys. $1 members, $2 guests. Oak
Park JCC (248) 967-4030.
Monday, Feb. 23
Purim in the Talmud
Rabbi Elliot Pachter speaks at noon on "Birth
Control in the Book of Esther," a two-part series
completed on March 1 with "Where is God in the
Book of Esther?" Bring dairy or parve lunch. $5
per session members, $7 guests. Kolel Moshe
Institute for Lifelong Learning, Congregation
B'nai Moshe (248) 737-1931.
Oak Park JCC hosts Bingo at 12:45 p.m. with
fun, prizes and refreshments. (248) 967-4030.
Rabbi Adam Chalom speaks on "The Blacks and
the Jews -- Ja77, Jobs and Justice" at 8 p.m.
Birmingham Temple (248) 477-1410.
All Wired Up
Stacy Schwartz demonstrates the art of wire 1
p.m. for Shalom Street, West Bloomfield JCC
Bridge for players with some experience 1-4
p.m. Wednesdays. $1 members, $2 guests. Oak
Park JCC (248) 967-4030.
Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah presents
dinner with Suzanne DuMouchelle Lynch, "Being
dancing to the music of All Occasions DJ's and
mini Latin dancing lesson. $25. Temple Beth El.
RSVP: (248) 646-3100, (248) 851-1100.
Sunday, Feb. 29
Adat Shalom Social Action Committee spon-
sors blood drive 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Appointments
can be scheduled: Debby Portney (248) 788-
Round Table Discussion
Stanley Cohen, chairman, B'nai B'rith
International Cuban Jewish Relief Project, mod-
erates 10 a.m. discussion with B'nai B'rith Great
Lakes Regions President John Rofel and partici-
pants of the mission to Cuba, Ken Bassey, Marty
Melton, Betty Starkman, hosted by B'nai B'rith
Great Lakes Region and Sisterhood of Temple
Beth El. $6 continental breakfast. Temple Beth
El (248) 851-1100.
IRP Lunch and Learn
Miriam Starkman, executive director, Hillel of
Metropolitan Detroit, speaks to the Institute for
Retired Professionals 12:15 p.m. on "Jewish
Life on the College Campus Today." Bring dairy
or parve lunch; dessert, coffee and tea provided.
West Bloomfield JCC (248) 967-4030, ext. 2018.
Parents and children celebrate Purim with songs,
stories and art 10 a.m.-noon, offered by Jewish
Cultural Society. $12 one child, $15 two chil-
dren, members; $15, $19, guests. Ann Arbor
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (734) 975-9872.
English, Russian, Yiddish Songs
View Echoes That Remain at 1 p.m., a study of
the Jewish shtetl life before the Holocaust, with
Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan. No
charge. West Bloomfield Library, Walnut Lake
Rd. Pam Gordon (248) 738-6655.
Vocalist and pianist Lyudmila Lebedinsteva
entertains at 1 p.m. $1 members, $2 guests.
Oak Park JCC (248) 967-4030.
Pastry Chef John Van Gothem, Farmington Hills
Kosher Catering, prepares assorted mini pastries
and chocolate truffles and shares baking secrets
with Sisterhood of Adat Shalom Synagogue 6
p.m. following light dinner. $12 in advance, $14
at door. (248) 851-1100.
Friday, Feb. 27
Latin American Jewry
Dan Mariaschin, executive vice president, B'nai
B'rith International, speaks at 7:30 p.m. services
on "The Crisis of Jews in Latin America and
Cuba" sponsored by B'nai B'rith Great Lakes
Region and Sisterhood of Temple Beth El.
6:30 p.m. $18 Shabbat dinner. RSVP for dinner:
Temple Beth El (248) 851-1100.
1 Saturday, Feb. 28
Genealogy Film Festival
Talk of Town
Women's Campaign and Education
Department, Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit presents Lori Palatnik,
author of Gossip: Ten Pathways to Eliminate It
From Your Life and Transform Your Soul, at
luncheon 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, March 1.
$118 minimum women's Federation pledge
required. Congregation B'nai Moshe. RSVP:
Heidi Hes (248) 203-1459.
Rabbi Sherwin Wine reviews The DaVinci Code 1
p.m. for National Council of Jewish Women
Greater Detroit Section. $10. For members
only. 26400 Lahser Rd., Suite 100, Southfield.
RSVP by Feb. 27: (248) 355-3300.
Brunch and Learn
Brunch at 9:30 a.m. is followed by "The World of
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