THE BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE
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One of the Greatest Living Yiddishists
World Famous Scholar of Lithuanian Jewry
Director of Research at Vilna University Yiddish Institute
The Unfinished Story of Yiddish
Dovid Katz is a charismatic and compelling teacher and speaker.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, he is the son of the acclaimed Yiddish
poet, Menke Katz. Trained at Columbia and the University of London,
Katz has taught at both Oxford and Yale. He is now in the former
'Litvak' capital of Jewish learning, an already legendary figure who
strives to preserve the 'Litvak' legacy. He is the author of an incredible
new book about the evolution of Yiddish called Words of Fire.
Dovid Katz is a phenomenon.
Monday, November 22, 2004
Members: Free • Non-Members: $8
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28611 W. 12 Mile Rd. • Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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Approved by Council of Orthodox Rabbis
Jewel Kosher is proud
to announce we are
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Spiritual Cancer Retreat
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer
Institute, Rabbi Joseph Krakoff of
Congregation Shaarey Zedek and
Rabbi Joshua Bennett of Temple Israel
present Nsi at Shlemut: A Journey
Towards Wholeness — a new Shabbat
retreat for Jewish cancer patients, sur-
vivors and-or family members.
It is an extension the institute's
popular faith-based spiritual support
A Journey and
will take place
Zedek Dec. 10
be used to feel
more in con-
the tools avail-
such as one's
belief in God,
prayer and rit-
ual — that can
fort, hope and
• Explore personal spirit building;
• Be supported by others living
through a similar experience.
Therapist Brenda Beron and social
worker Patricia Milner Sachs, both
cancer survivors, will join Rabbis
Krakoff and Bennett in leading the
The retreat will begin with Shabbat
services at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by a
kosher dinner and an activity session.
Participants will reconvene for an
interactive morning service Saturday at
10 a.m. followed by a kosher lunch,
activity sessions and a closing ritual.
Cost of the retreat is $25 per person.
Space is limited. To register, call Pat
Sachs by Dec. 3 at (800) 527 6266.
Israeli Art Show
Temple Emanu-El will host an Israeli
art show and sale Nov. 18-21.
Menachem Safrai of Jerusalem's
Safrai Gallery will bring 1,500 works
by 100 Israeli artists.
According to Emanu-El Rabbi
Joseph Klein, "We felt that this was
the right time to bring the show here.
It gives our congregation and the
wider Jewish community a wonderful
opportunity to support Israel and
The gallery opening and patron
preview party will be 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18, and will feature
wine, hors d'ouevres, a dessert buffet,
a brief talk about art collecting with
art historian Dr. Jeffrey Abt and a
guided gallery tour led by Safrai.
Klezmer musician Avraham Ben Ziev
will also perform. The cost is $36 per
The art gallery will be open to the
general public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 19, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20,
and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.
Cafe food service will be provided
Friday and Sunday, and refreshments
will be served Saturday night.
For information, call Temple
Emanu-El, (248) 967-4020.
`The New Poland'
Fr. Stanislaw Obirek, professor of the
philosophy of culture at the Jesuit
College in Krakow, Poland, will give a
series of talks next week on the subject
of "The New Poland" and how
Christians and Jews are working
together to create a new future there.
The Holocaust Education Coalition
(HEC) of Metro Detroit is coordinat-
ing his visit. The speeches are open to
• At noon Sunday, Nov. 14, at
Congregation B'nai Moshe, Fr. Obirek
and HEC President Rene Lichtman
will give a joint presentation co-spon-
sored by the synagogue's Kolel Moshe
Lifelong Learning Institute, featuring a
report on Dr. Lichtman's recent trip to
Poland for a Conference of Jewish
Child Survivors, at which Fr. Obirek
was a featured speaker. Cost: $10 at
• On Monday, Nov. 15, Fr. Obirek
is tentatively scheduled to speak at an
evening program co-sponsored by
Windsor's Jewish Community Center.
• On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Fr. Obirek
will speak at the University of
Michigan in Ann Arbor at 11:30 a.m.
At 7 p.m., he will speak at Madonna
University in Livonia.
• At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17,
he will speak at the University of
• On Sunday, Nov.21, a speaking
engagement is being planned at the
JCC in Windsor.
For information, call Rene
Lichtman, (248) 917-4114.