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Take A Hike
Enjoy the autumn leaves with the Jewish
Hikers of Michigan 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14,
meeting at Island Park and Riverside in
Ann Arbor. The hike will last 1 to 1 1/2 hours
and is not physically demanding. Bring a
backpack, munchies and water. All ages
are welcome at no charge. Eve Avrin: (734)
546-9645; jewish.hikers®gmail.com .
Sign up for adult Hebrew classes:
• Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt
in Farmington Hills:
Become literate in Hebrew at courses for
all-level students 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday
through Dec. 10 and resuming in January.
Sponsored by the Men's Club. Call for materi-
als' fee: (248) 851-5100.
• Birmingham-Bloomfield Chai Center, 1578
Lakeside Dr. in Birmingham: Rabbi Boruch
Cohen teaches 7:30 p.m. every Thursday
through Dec. 13, excepting Nov. 8 and 22.
The National Jewish Outreach Program
sponsors. No charge, but register for remain-
ing sessions with Rabbi Cohen: (248) 203-
6721; firstname.lastname@example.org .
Speak Yiddish at classes sponsored by
Workmen's Circle-Arbeter Ring every
Wednesday at the Oak Park JCC. Separate
sessions for intermediate and beginning
students. Details from Ellen Bates-Brackett:
Come to two courses meeting at 1578
Lakeside in Birmingham. The instructor is
Rabbi Boruch Cohen of the Birmingham
Chai Center. There is no charge to attend.
Rabbi Cohen: (248) 203-6721; chai-rabbi@
•An Introduction to Jewish Self and Soul:
7-8 p.m. every Sunday, Oct. 14-Dec. 2. The
class will examine concepts in self-knowl-
edge according to Jewish spiritual teachings.
•An Introduction to Spiritual Judaism:
7:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Oct. 15-Nov.
19. The class will explore the spiritual side of
ing melodies of Shlomo Carlebach, Danny
Maseng and Leonard Cohen, 9 a.m. every
Sunday at Congregation Beth Ahm, 5075
W. Maple in West Bloomfield. Nancy Kaplan,
Minyan Matters coordinator: (248) 737-1931;
Hear an address by Gov. Jennifer Granholm,
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,
at the Israel Bonds tribute dinner 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, 27375 Bell in Southfield. Judge
Steven Andrews and attorney Peter Alter will
receive the State of Israel Eleanor Roosevelt
Humanities Award for dedication and service
to the legal profession. Israel Bonds: (248)
Join Congregation Beth Ahm in honoring
Rev. Joe and Ruth Mermelstein's lifetime of
service to the West Bloomfield congregation.
To attend the 12:30, Sunday, Oct. 21, lun-
cheon or to submit a Mermelstein story for
their memory book, contact the synagogue
at (248) 851-6880. The cost of the luncheon
begins at $36.
Learn the latest developments in treating
Parkinson's Disease, from genes to therapy,
with researcher Dr. Un Jung Kang of the
University of Chicago and a panel of local
experts 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 13, in
Kresge Hall at Madonna University, 36600
Schoolcraft in Livonia. There's no charge
to attend the annual Michigan Parkinson
Foundation's Jay M. Gorell, MD Memorial
Lecture, but reservations are advised.
Michigan Parkinson Foundation: (248) 433-
Sessions will incorporate themes from
Genesis. New and experienced yoga par-
ticipants are welcome at $35 per person.
Eisenberg also leads a Yoga for MS class
every Tuesday, at CSZ B'nai Israel Center,
4200 Walnut Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield.
(248) 357-5544; yogaspiritmindy®aol.com .
Be comforted at a healing service 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Adat Shalom
Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt in Farmington
Hills. Leaders are Rabbi Herbert Yoskowitz
and Cantor Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo. (248)
Support the Muscular Dystrophy
Association at two events:
• Hockey game: The Southfield Firefighters
are hosting the Southfield Police 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Southfield Civic
Center Ice Arena. Tickets are $2 for ages
5 and older, including dinner, raffles, games
and prizes. Rob Bennett: (248) 796-5650.
• Charity dinner: Join the Skyline Club of
ClubCorp 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at 2000
Town Center, Suite 2800, in Southfield.
Starts with hors d'oeuvres followed by dinner
at 7. Proceeds from each $100 ticket also
assists PGA Foundation, Susan G. Komen
Race for the Cure and ClubCorp's Employee
Partners Care Foundation. Richelle Tragger:
Browse through rummage sales:
• The Birmingham Temple, 28611 W.12 Mile
in Farmington Hills: The sale is through
Saturday, Oct. 13. Hours are 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. Shoppers may fill unlim-
ited paper grocery bags for $5 per bag on
Saturday. (248) 476-6467.
• Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah, at
Hadassah House, 5030 Orchard Lake Rd.
in West Bloomfield: The sale is Wednesday-
Friday, Oct. 24-26 and Sunday, Oct. 28.
Come aboard the "Merry-Go-Round"
black-tie benefit gala for Pontiac-based
CARE House of Oakland County 6 p.m.
Salute the Zekelman family, benefactors
of the Holocaust Memorial Center, at the
annual dinner 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at
Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt
in Farmington Hills. Hear a concert by Nadia
Weinberg; Maya Rand and James Rodgers.
RSVP Selma Silverman: (248) 553-2433,
Join Rabbi Steven Rubenstein at the Ma
Tovu Minyan, a song-filled service featur-
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Learn about stem cell research from attor-
ney Ellen Cogan Lipton at a luncheon 12:30
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Temple Emanu-El,
14450 W.10 Mile in Oak Park. $5/EMES
members; $7/others. RSVP: (248) 967-
4252, ext. 604.
Enhance your Jewish spiritual connection
with Torah Yoga 9:30 a.m. Sundays, Oct.
14-28, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
27375 Bell Rd. in Southfield. Rabbis will join
registered yoga therapist Mindy Eisenberg.
Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Townsend Hotel
in Birmingham. With the theme Hollywood
Nights, partygoers can mingle with Darth
Vader and other costumed characters. The
evening includes reception, dinner, auctions,
awards presentation and dancing to the
oldies with Steve King & the Dittilies. Erika
Lovell: (248) 332-7173.
Sign up for six different Pilates' classes at
Equilibrium Studio during Pilates for Pink
Saturday, Oct. 20-27, at 6405 Telegraph
at Maple in Bloomfield Township. Instead
of paying the instructor, the studio asks
for a minimum $20 donation to the Breast
Cancer Research Foundation. Class sched-
ule and registration: (248) 723-6500; www.
Assist the Bikes for Kids program of Variety
The Children's Charity at its annual Lights,
Camera, Auction fundraiser Tuesday, Oct.
23, at the Emagine Theater, 44425 W.12
Mile in Novi. Features are a strolling supper
at 6 p.m. and presentation of an upcom-
ing major movie at 7:45. Michael Bressler
and Judith Solomon are event co-chairs.
Admission is $50, with patron tickets at
$100. Variety office: (248) 258-5511
Plan on a night of art, music, food and
fashion at Illuminate Detroit, presented
by Detroit Synergy, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 26, at Willy's Overland Lofts Limited
Divided, on Willis between Cass and
Second in Detroit. Event is intended to
showcase Detroit as a vibrant and creative
center, both for art and as a place to live.
Suggested donation is $8. Proceeds will
benefit StandUp for Kids and Contemporary
Art Institute of Detroit. (313) 617-2699.
Join Jewish Family Service's Fall Fix Up
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Help
seniors with repairs and cleanup. Hilary
Rothenberg: (248) 592-2336.
Holidays & Shabbat
Hear Barry Levine's on the Torah portion
at the Shabbat Morning Study Group 10
a.m. every Saturday, at 6800 Drake, West
Bloomfield. Oct. 13: Levine will conclude his
Find out about Women Remaking American Judaism
from author Riv Ellen Press of University of Minnesota
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Congregation B'nai Moshe,
6800 Drake in West Bloomfield. Press will deliver the
Pearl and George Zeltzer annual lecture on Women and
Judaism. No charge. Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic
Studies at Wayne State University, Detroit: (313) 577-
2679; www.judaicstudies.wayne.edu .