Congregation T'chiyah is offering free one-
year, first-time memberships to individuals,
couples and families with children. The
small Reconstructionist Jewish congrega-
tion is in the David and Miriam Mondry
Building on the A. Alfred Taubman Jewish
Community Campus in Oak Park.
T'chiyah's Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur services will be led by Rabbi
Dorit Edut. For information about the
service schedule, the congregation or
Reconstructionism, call Roslyn Schindler,
(248) 541-7218 or visit the Web site
www. tchiyah.org .
JVS Annual Meeting
JVS, a nonprofit human service organiza-
tion, will hold its annual meeting at 4:30
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at its Southfield
headquarters, 29699 Southfield Road.
Belfor USA of Birmingham will be pre-
sented with the Community Partner Award.
Cafe Clare of Southfield will receive the
Community Integration Award.
Belfor USA will be recognized for sup-
porting JVS' Career Development and
Employment programs. Cafe Clare will
be honored for giving people with special
needs the chance to prove themselves in
the workforce and going out of its way to
ensure they succeed.
fvla!tory Weiner and Sophie Forma
and Lexie and Lilly Forma
all of West Bloomfield, sh
off thi latest balloon fashions.
Temple Kol Ami
hosts a 'fantastic'
first beach party.
he skies may have looked threat-
ening and there were a few
periods of drizzling rain during
Temple Kol Ami's first beach party, but
the West Bloomfield synagogue's personal
weather man, Kol Ami member and
WDIV-TV meteorologist Paul Gross, was
true to his promise of no thunderstorms
or heavy downpours.
"The day kicked off with a high-energy
concert by Cantor Kat Hastings, who
had the entire audience singing along to
Beatles tunes and more," Gross said.
Following lunch, everybody headed
outside for fun and games, with songs
from the Beach Boys provided by D.J.
"Kat's concert was awesome, and I was
especially happy to see so many kids hay-
ing a blast:' said event chair Cynthia Katz.
"It was such a fantastic day!"
Jenna, 7, and Debbie Himelhoch of Farmington Hills, Nena Chudnof of West Bloomfield
and Ellen and Eric Silverberg, 8, of Farmington Hills work the Edible Spin Art Booth.
- Shelli Liebman Dorfman, staff writer
AARP Driving Class
AARP will offer a driver safety program for
anyone older than 50 who wants to sharpen
Sessions are Wednesday-Thursday, Sept.
20-21, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Jewish
Community Center, in Oak Park.
Pre-register at the JCC or call (248) 967-
4030. Deliver or mail your $10 check, pay-
able to AARP, to the JCC in advance.
Bring a lunch, buy one at the 173 Express
Cafe in the JCC or obtain a hot meal at the
JCC Nutrition Site ($2.75). Pre-register for
lunch by Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Call (248) 967-4030 for information or to
register for the driving class.
New Board At JAMD
The Jewish Academy of Metropolitan
Detroit recently chose new executive and
general board members.
The new president is Dr. Marc Borovoy.
Vice presidents are Danny Kurzmann and
Kenneth Goss. Treasurer is Bill Newman;
secretary, Suzan Curhan; past president,
The general board consists of LaUra
Adler, Rabbi Lee Buckman, Dr. Jeffrey
Devries, Ron Ferber, Jeff Garden, Dr. Julius
Gardin, Barbara Horowitz, Larry Jackier,
Dr. Joel Kahn, Naomi Levine, Rabbi Daniel
Nevins, Robin Rosen, Robert P. Roth, Steve
Schanes, Pam Torraco. Arthur Weiss.
September 7 * 2006