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Test your word power at
the fourth annual drop-
in Scrabblethon to ben-
efit the National Council of
Synagogue Youth at 7-10 p.m.
Sunday, July 8, at Young
Israel of Oak Park, 15140 W.10 Mile. Door prizes, raffle and
refreshments. $10 adults, $5 children under 12.
Enjoy a pleasant Musical
Afternoon 1 p.m. Wednesday,
July 11, at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, 27375 Bell Road in
Southfield. The Shaarey Zedek
Seniors program will present per-
formers Martin Mandelbaum and
Pam Michaels. There is no charge.
To learn more, call Janet Pont at
Create a special piece at the
Barbara Bloom Judaica Arts &
Crafts Class 9:30-11:30 a.m. every
Thursday at the Oak Park JCC.
Rifcah Krolikowski leads the ongo-
ing class. The charge is $2 for JCC
members and $4 for others. (248)
Drop in to play cards with the Ben
Gurion Men's Group noon-4 p.m.
every weekday at the Oak Park
JCC. There is no charge to partici-
pate. (248) 967-4030.
Discuss current events with an
ongoing group facilitated by Dave
Weiner 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at
the Oak Park JCC. There is no
charge to attend. (248) 967-4030.
Come for lunch and a concert
noon Thursday, July 12, at the Oak
Park JCC. Violinist George Stepulla
and pianist Martin Mandelbaum
will perform at the program
sponsored by the Harry and Pearl
Brodsky Fund for seniors. Lunch
costs $2.75. The program admis-
sion is free for JCC members and
$1 for others. Reservations for
lunch are required by calling
Have dinner and socialize with
the JCC Solo Singles, for ages
60 and older, 6 p.m. Thursday,
July 12, at George's Honey Tree
Restaurant, 33080 Northwestern
Highway, north of 14 Mile, in West
Bloomfield. Reservations are due
July 10 by calling Fran Cook at
Learn beginning skills in various
media at Farber Adult Art classes
9 a.m.-noon every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at the Oak
Park JCC. Harriet Gelfond guides
the ongoing class. The charge to
attend 10 sessions is $40 for JCC
members, $60 for others. Price
includes art supplies. (248) 967-
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Improve performance skills by
attending Opera Camp, geared
toward college-age students and
older, Friday, July 20-Aug. 12,
at Michigan Opera Theatre, 1526
Broadway in Detroit. Students
in 11th and 12th grades also may
apply. Sessions are 10 a.m.-9
p.m. Monday through Saturday,
with, Sunday rehearsals added
closer to the scheduled perfor-
mance. To register for camp and
other opportunities through the
Learning at the Opera House edu-
cational series, call (313) 237-3270
or visit www.MichiganOpera.org .
Register for a Young Writer's
Workshop 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays,
July 7, 14, 21 and 28, at Michigan
Opera Theatre, 1526 Broadway
in Detroit. Open to ages 8-17 at
a cost of $40. To register for the
series, call (313) 237-3270.
Learn to make great appetizers,
and eat them, at the next session
of the Junior Chef's program 1-
3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Small
Plates, 1521 Broadway in Detroit.
Chef Aaron will teach the hands-
on session for ages 8-16. $40.
RSVPs will be accepted at (313)
Take part in an Operetta
Workshop, open to ages 10-17, July
16 through Aug. 3, at Michigan
Opera Theatre, 1526 Broadway in
Detroit. Sessions are held 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. weekdays. To register, call
the Learning at the Opera House
hotline at (313) 237-3270.
Encourage children to read books
with Jewish content during the
Summer Reading Club for Kids,
sponsored by the Henry & Delia
Meyers Library through Aug.
31, at the West Bloomfield JCC.
Prizes will be given for youngsters
reading five or more books. To
participate, call Francine Menken
at (248) 432-5546.
Temple Emanu-El will host a
Hawaiian Shirt Shabbat and
dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, July 13;
open to the public. Picnic din-
ner includes barbecue chicken,
kosher hot dogs and chips for
the kids; vegetarian choices
are available upon request.
Adult dinners are $13; chil-
dren's meals are $7. There will
also be a craft activity for chil-
dren. Following dinner at 7:30
p.m., everyone is invited to a
Shabbat service in the garden
featuring contemporary music
led by Steven Klaper and Judy
Lewis. Leis will be provided.
For reservations, call (248)
967-4020 by 4 p.m. on July 11.
Temple Emanu-El, 14450 W.10
Mile, Oak Park.
Charity Car Show
Temple Beth El's "Crooz &
Schmooz" Charity Car Show will
be noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 22,
in the temple's north parking
lot, 7400 Telegraph, Bloomfield
Featured will be opportunities
to compare cars, win trophies and
dance to 1950s and '60s Doo Wop
music. There will be a moonwalk
bouncer, coloring contest and
remote control cars to test driv-
ing skill. Hot dogs, snacks and
drinks will be available.
To enter a special car in the 3
p.m. judging, there is a $10 early
registration fee and a $15 fee the
day of the show. Judging the cars
will be Mark Phelan, automotive
critic for the Detroit Free Press.
There is no charge, but dona-
tions will benefit Care House,
the home of the Child Abuse
& Neglect Council of Oakland
To sign up for a parking spot
and dash plaque or for informa-
tion, call (248) 865-0617 and
press 2. In case of rain, the event
will be held July 29.
Beth Ahm Educator
Amy Appelman has been
named director of education at
Congregation Beth Ahm in West
Bloomfield. She will lead the reli-
gious school as well as program-
ming for teens,
worked in the
field for 13
her master's in
tion in 2000
at the Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion Rhea
Hirsch School of Education in
She was director of family edu-
cation at Temple Israel in West
Bloomfield for the past five years.
Beth Ahm's Natalie and Manny
Charach Religious School pro-
vides individualized Judaic and
Hebrew learning based on each
student's needs and developmen-
"The staff, board and I have
already begun to conceptualize
how we want to move forward
and grow our program," said
Appelman. "It is a very exciting
time in the life of the congrega-
tion, and I am fortunate to be a
part of it."
Appelman said she looks
forward to working with Rabbi
Steven Rubenstein, Education
Chair Dr. Risha Ring and other
shul leaders. "It is clear that this
is a congregation genuinely inter-
ested in education:' she said.
For information on education-
al opportunities at Beth Ahm,
contact Appelman at (248) 851-
6880 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
NCJW Fetes Volunteer
National Council of Jewish
Women Greater Detroit Section's
Ann Rubin Volunteer Award was
presented to Sheldon Schubiner
at the organization's Spring
Happening installation at Wabeek
Country Club, Bloomfield
Township. The award, established
in 2002, honors the memory of
Rubin, a 40-year volunteer.
Schubiner, a retired graphic
arts specialist, started deliver-
ing kosher Meals on Wheels in
1992 and has continued to do so
regularly on Fridays and filling in
on other days. When he learned
that GDS donated tabs from cans
to the Ronald McDonald House
project, he began to provide large
quantities. He also encourages
others to save plastic bags for
reuse by the Council Thrift Shops
in Berkley and Royal Oak.
His other efforts have pro-
vided Berkley-based Yad Ezra
with paper shopping bags with
handles, the library with rub-
ber bands and the Huntington
Woods JARC home with produce
from his backyard garden.
Beth El Officers
At the 157th annual meeting of
Temple Beth El in Bloomfield
Township, Lawrence J. Epstein
became its 71st president.
An attorney with a degree
from the Detroit College of
Law, Epstein is the president of
Pressed Paperboard Technologies
LLC. He has previously served
the temple as a vice president
and in several other roles.
Also installed were first vice
president James Deutchman; vice
presidents Mark Canvasser, David
Handleman and L. Steven Weiner;
treasurer Herschel Fink; and sec-
retary Miriam Cohen.
Installed on the board of
trustees were Shelly Cooper,
Mark Cooperman, Dr. Marc
Dunn, David Foltyn, Dr. Charles
Greenberg, Jeffrey Hollander,
Evelyn Prince, Jeffrey Roberts,
George Stern and Lee I. Turner.
Serving on the 2008
Nominating Committee will be
Dennis Frank, chair; Jerry Beigler,
Dolly Lax and Barbara Shaya.
Recipients of the President's
Cup, presented annually to indi-
viduals for their contributions
to the congregation, were Phyllis
Loewenstein and Betty Schare.