Forty Years Strong
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Temple Kol
Ami with a dinner and Broadway-style entertain-
ment at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the temple,
5085 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield. $50
per person. (248) 661-0040.
I/Check It Out!
Browse a student art display May 3-7
at Congregation B'nai Moshe, 6800
Drake, West Bloomfield. (248) 788-
Take part in a discussion
of defunct major league
baseball stadiums with
author Irwin Cohen at 7
p.m. Thursday, May 4,
at the Oak Park Public
Library, 14200 Oak Park
Blvd. Cohen has written a
series of books on the sub-
ject. (248) 691-7438.
Attend the opening of Text, an exhibit
celebrating the 36th year of the Arnold
Klein Gallery, 32782 Woodward, Royal
Oak. The event runs 6-8 p.m. Friday,
May 5, to showcase the textual works
on view through June 3. (248) 647-
Hear artist Robert Schefman speak-
ing on "Censorship and the Arts" at
8 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the offices of
the National Council of Jewish Women,
26400 Lahser, Suite 306, Southfield.
Sponsored by the Sholem Aleichem
Institute, the program is free but
requires RSVP calls to (248) 423-4406.
Listen to Ann Pearlman, local psy-
chotherapist and author, discuss her
new book Inside the Crips: Life
Inside L.A.'s Most Notorious Gang at
2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Malletts
Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor District.
Library, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway,
Ann Arbor. (734) 327-4200.
Attend the installation of officers of the
Eleanor Roosevelt Group of Hadassah
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the
Gourmet Garden Chinese Restaurant,
Middlebelt at 12 Mile, Farmington Hills.
Meet You're Wearing That? author
Deborah Tannen at 7 p.m. Thursday,
May 11, at the Troy Hilton. $20-$40.
See the exhibit Landscapes, Real
& Imagined May 11-June 17 at the
David Klein Gallery,163 Townsend,
Birmingham. The opening reception
runs 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 11. Call
Christine Schefman at (248) 433-3700.
Join B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region's
Einstein and Barristers Units for a free
program featuring Hadassa Ben-Itto at
7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Temple Shir
Shalom, 3999 Walnut Lake Rd., West
Bloomfield. The Holocaust survivor,
retired Israeli judge and author of The
Lie That Wouldn't Die — The Protocols
May 4 2006
of the Elders of Zion is part of the
Enlighten America Program. Call (248)
Browse the Bloomfield Hills Antique
Jewelry & Vintage Apparel Show 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the
Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651
Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. $5
adults, free for kids 12 and
younger. (248) 988-0924.
Watch the musical You're
a Good Man Charlie Brown
through May 14 at Meadow
Brook Theatre on the campus of
Oakland University in Rochester. (248)
377-3300. www.mbttheatre.com .
See Nancy Gurwin as the queen in
The Princess and the Pea running
through May 21 at the Players Guild
of Dearborn Theater, 21730 Madison,
Dearborn. Performances are at 8
p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m.
Sundays. $14. (313) 277-5164. Web site:
Keep your eyes on Sasha Cohen and
Ben Agosto with the John Hancock
Chimpions on Ice at 2 p.m. Sunday,
May 7, at the Joe Louis Arena in
Detroit. $30-$65. (313) 471-6611.
Observe the Mosaic Youth Theatre of
Detroit in the show Hastings Street
at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4
p.m. Sundays May 14-21 at the Detroit
Theatre in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The show captures the neighborhood in
the 1940s. $12-$18. (313) 833-4005.
Hear Cantor Stephen Dubov of
Congregation Chaye Olam
and Chaplain Yvonne
Moore Fant of Project
liturgical songs and
gospel for Together in
Perfect Harmony at 8
p.m. Saturday, May 6, at
4875 W. Maple, Bloomfield
Township. Other musical
genres are part of the program. $18.
Attend Klezmer and Yidrhythmics
Workshops with Brian Katz and Martin
van de Ven 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at
Temple Israel. Open to all ages, free of
charge. RSVP: Rachel Hearshen, (248)
Enjoy a Schmier Concert featuring
Brian Katz and Martin van de Ven 7:30
p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Temple Israel.
These acclaimed Canadian artists unite
jazz, classical and klezmer music to
create their own beautiful sound. For
tickets, contact Rachel Hearshen, (248)
Listen to singer-songwriter Debbie
Friedman in a dinner program for
Women's American ORT at 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, at the Music Box at
the Max, 3711 Woodward, Detroit. $200.
Listen to "The Best of Bakers Lounge"
at a coffeehouse concert 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, at Temple Israel. $10.
Contact Lillian at (248) 661-5700.
Experience "A Night in Vienna"
performed by soprano Aleksandra
Dubov at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at
Congregation Chaye Olam, 4875 W.
Maple, Bloomfield Township.
The event precedes her
sendoff to Austria to study
opera. $18. (248) 851-
Learn about "Prophets for
Profit — Their Lives and Times — Our
Lives and Times" 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays
through May 22 in a private home. The
series is sponsored by Congregation
B'nai Moshe. $45 members, $70 others.
Call Nancy Kaplan at (248) 737-1931.
Attend a Gan Shalom preschool
pizza party and open house at 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, at Congregation Beth
Shalom,14601 W. Lincoln, Oak Park.
(248) 547-7970, ext. 204.
Sample the public speaking program of
the Bloomfield Toastmasters at 7 p.m.
Thursday; May 4, in Room 212 of West
Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard
Lake Rd. Call David Shevrin at (248)
788-9611 to RSVP.
Observe Beth Ahm's reli-
gious school at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 6, at 5075
W. Maple, West Bloomfield.
An additional family open
house is planned for 4:30
p.m. Tuesday, May 9. RSVP to
Jennie Allan at (248) 851-6880.
Find out how to do a "chicken scratch"
project with the Pomegranate Guild
of Southeastern Michigan on Sunday,
May 7, at the Huntington Woods Public
Library, 26415 Scotia. For specifics
on the session, which covers Judaica
sewing, call Judy Galperin at (248)
Meet with scholar-in-residence
Menachem Leibtag from Yeshivat Har
Etzion Saturday, May 13, at Young
Israel of Southfield, 27705 Lahser. Call
(248) 355-0154 for time.
Get to know biblical commentator and
author Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Beth Israel
Congregation, 2000 Washtenaw, Ann
Arbor. She is discussing The Pit and
the Rope: The Story of Joseph and
Judah. She will cover other topics at 10
a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, May 15.
Listen to Robert Spencer speak on
"The Jihad Threat to the U.S. and
Israel" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4,
at Adat Shalom Synagogue. Spencer,
director of Jihad Watch, has , written
five books, seven monographs and
hundreds of articles about jihad
and Islamic terrorism. The
talk is sponsored by the
of America, Michigan
Region. For information
and reservations, call
the ZOA office, (248)
282-0088 or e-mail zoa@
Play in the Congregation Beth
Shalom Social Club Golf League at 8
aim. Sunday, May 7, at Copper Creek
Golf Course in Farmington Hills. Call
Robert Kannon at (248) 356-6756.
Meet with Andre Douville, executive
director of Temple Shir Shalom, as he
discusses "Israel: Focus Beyond the
Conflict" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7,
at the temple, 3999 Walnut Lake Rd.,
West Bloomfield. (248) 737-8700.
Participate in an Israel Independence
Day Walk with members of Temple Shir
Shalom, 3999 Walnut Lake Rd., West
Bloomfield. The group will go to Temple
Kol Ami and back starting at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, and then take part in a
festival of music, singing and dancing.
Celebrate the 58th anniversary of
the State of Israel with a festival
scheduled 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7,
at the Jewish Community Center of
Washtenaw County, 2935 Birch Hollow
Dr., Ann Arbor. Musical entertainment,
interactive activities and ethnic foods
are featured. $5 per person, $10 family
of two or more. (734) 677-0100.
Help roast U.S. Sen. Carl and Barbara
Levin to benefit WAND-Michigan and
the Society of Professional Journalists
at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Troy
Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver. $100 per
person. (248) 737-8984. Credit card
reservations: (248) 680-9663.
Attend a nature appreciation ses-
sion and get backyard beautifica-
tion tips during the Spring Retreat
of the Michigan Coalition on the
Environment and Jewish Life (MI-
COEJL) 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 8, at
the University of Michigan, Radrick
Recreation Area, 1120 N. Dixboro Rd.,
Ann Arbor. The program is free but
registration is required by calling (248)
642-5393, ext. 7.
Meet with Marshall-Suburban-Tikva
Lodge at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at
McDonnell Towers, 24350 Civic Center
Dr., Southfield. (248) 967-3206.
Participate with the Sisterhood of Adat
Shalom Synagogue in Bingo With a
Jewish Twist at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
May 10, at 29901 Middlebelt,
Farmington Hills. $40. (248) 851-5100.
Join the Sisterhood of Congregation
B'nai Moshe for a session on creative
catering at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May
10, at the synagogue, 6800 Drake, West
Bloomfield. (248) 788-0600.
Take part in ONE: An Eyening of
Spiritual Unity at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
May 13, at Congregation Shir Tikvah,
3900 Northfield Parkway, Troy.
Members of the Buddhist, Christian and
Muslim faiths are part of a panel discus-
sion that follows the film ONE — The
Movie. (248) 649-4418.
Attend the annual meeting of the
Women's Campaign and Education
Department of the Jewish Federation
of Metropolitan Detroit at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 18, at the West
Bloomfield JCC. $25 includes brunch.
Reservations needed by May 8 to be
made by going to
Connect with people adjusting to
divorce during a six-week support group
program sponsored by the National
Council of Jewish Women SPACE
for Changing Families meeting 7-9
p.m. Mondays, through May 22, in
the Homestead USA Building, 26400
Lahser, Suite 306, Southfield: $5 per
session. (248) 355-9936.
Learn about the effects of foods on
cancer with nutritionist Kim Dalzell at
6 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Gilda's Club,
3517 Rochester, Royal Oak. (248) 577-
Participate with CHADD (Children
and Adults with.Attention-Deficit
Disorder) and hear Dr. Arthur Robin
speak on "Surviving With Your AD/HD
Adolescent" at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8,
at the Way Elementary School, W. Long
Lake at Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills. Deb
Stanley speaks on "Eight Organizational
Strategies to Make Life Manageable."
$5 nonmembers. (248) 988-6716.
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