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For A Song
Take in the JET production of Neil
Simon's They're Playing Our Song,
the award-winning Broadway show
based on the real-life relationship
of composer Marvin Hamlisch and
lyricist Carole Bayer Sager, through
Dec. 31 in Aaron DeRoy Theatre of
the West Bloomfield JCC. Tickets
are $29-$39 with discounts for
seniors and students. A New Year's
Eve party package is available for
performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Dec.
31. Tickets: (248) 788-2900, www.
Arts & Culture
Attend a gallery talk with
Baltimore photographer Norman
Dubin and writer-artist Edna
Garte of Waterford about their
photography and poetry exhibi-
tion, "Witness of the Nameless,"
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in
the Southfield Public Library
Café, 26300 Evergreen in
Southfield. Garte is a member of
Congregation Shir Tikvah. The
exhibition can be seen in the cafe
through Dec. 30. No charge. (248)
Sample the humorous, poignant
and unusual secrets submitted
anonymously to "PostSecret
Project," a display of 200 original,
artistic postcards, through Dec.
20, at the Janice Charach Gallery
inside the West Bloomfield JCC.
The upstairs gallery features
local artists Deanna Dione, Bruce
Finsilver, Hillary Fisher, Lindsey
Meyers, Betzi Pipis and Robert
Schefman. Hours are noon-4 p.m.
Alan Ball and Teri Clark
Linden at the JET.
Sunday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-
Wednesday; and 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday. No charge. (248) 432-
5448, www.postsecret.com .
Meet Mitch Album, best-selling
author and Detroit Free Press col-
umnist, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
13, at Borders, 30995 Orchard
Lake Rd. in Farmington Hills. (248)
Cinema & Stage
See the film Unlikely Heroes,
narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley
and directed by Richard Trank,
12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at
the Holocaust Memorial Center,
Zekelman Family Campus, 28213
Orchard Lake Rd. in Farmington
Hills. Produced by the Simon
Wiesenthal Center, the film tells
stories of Jewish resistance,
courage and human dignity dur-
ing the Holocaust. $5 or free for
members; includes refreshments.
or (248) 496-1324.
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Listen to a new work by Richard
Danielour as the Chamber Music
Society of Detroit continues its
Opus 9 Series 8 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 15, at Seligman Performing
Arts Center, 22305 W.13 Mile in
Beverly Hills. The Kalichstein-
Laredo-Robinson Trio with violist
Kirsten Johnson also will perform
works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
Tickets: $43-$75, and $25 stu-
dents. (248) 855-6070.
Come to a healing service 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Adat
Shalom Synagogue, 29901
Middlebelt in Farmington Hills.
Rabbi Herbert A. Yoskowitz and
Cantor Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo
lead the periodic series. (248)
Come to a post-Chanukah concert
of World Jewish music featur-
ing the Robyn Helzner Trio 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16, at Congregation
Beth Shalom, 14601 Lincoln in Oak
Park. Helzner and fellow musicians
Dov Weitman and Matt Holsen
inspire audiences to celebrate
their cultural roots. Tickets are
$6, with an $18 maximum per fam-
ily. (248) 547-7970.
Feel comforted attending Hospice
of Michigan grief support groups
offered at 2-3:30 p.m. and 6-
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at
43097 Woodward, Suite #102, in
Bloomfield Hills. Afternoon and
evening meetings are held on first
and third Tuesdays of the month.
No charge, but register with
Margie Martin: (248) 334-1323.
Come hear the teenage musicians
of Ari Teitel and the Jam Society
at their gig 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
16, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S.
Saginaw in Pontiac. (248) 858-
Bring the family to a show
with stand-up comedian Taylor
Mason 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16,
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
27375 Bell Rd. in Southfield. The
multi-talented Mason, a favorite
from the Disney Cruise Line, also
is a ventriloquist, musician and
actor. Admission is $10, or $7 if
paid in advance through the syna-
gogue. (248) 357-5544.
Find help and companionship at
the Time Travelers Stroke Support
Group 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at
Temple Shir Shalom, 3999 Walnut
Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield. (248)
View Innerstate, a documentary
focused on the challenges of living
with chronic, life-altering inflam-
matory diseases, 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 18, at the West Bloomfield
JCC. The sponsoring Michigan
Chapter of Crohn's & Colitis
Foundation will take registration
at 6:30. No charge. Light refresh-
ments will be served. Toll-free res-
ervations: (888) 337-1339, ext. 4.
Give the gift of life at a blood
drive 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Dec.
24, at Temple Emanu-El, 14450 W.
10 Mile in Oak Park. Contact Bea
Sacks for an appointment: (248)
LOUIS 1,1440, ZAYDS
Due to early holiday print-
ing and mailing schedules,
there will be early deadlines
for Calendar submissions
for the following editions:
• For the paper of Dec. 27,
the Calendar deadline is
noon, Friday, Dec.14.
• For the paper of Jan. 3,
the Calendar deadline is
noon, Friday, Dec. 21.
Thank you for your coopera-
398-3737; Bea48070@aol.com .
Questions: (248) 967-4020.
Holidays & Shabbat
Join Rabbi Steven Rubenstein's
Torah study group 9-9:30 a.m.
Saturdays, at Congregation Beth
Ahm, 5075 W. Maple in West
Bloomfield. One verse will be
studied in-depth from that week's
Torah portion, using Rabbi Dov
Peretz Elkins' book, The Bible's
Top 50 Ideas. Purchase for $12.50
through the Beth Ahm office or
contact Rabbi Rubenstein: (248)
851-6880 or raysteven®cbahm.
Come to the Kole! Moshe Institute
of Lifelong Learning and Barry
Levine's discussion of the weekly
Torah portion 10 a.m. Saturdays
at Congregation B'nai Moshe,
6800 Drake in West Bloomfield.
A relaxed Shabbat learning ses-
sion follows services and Kiddush
at 12:30 p.m. On Dec. 15, Marc
Sussman will discuss "Friday Night
Rituals." (248) 788-0600.
Have a participatory and intimate
davening experience, both infor-
mal and traditional, at the Pardes
Minyan 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22,
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek
B'nai Israel Center, 4200 Walnut
Lake Rd in West Bloomfield.
The service emphasizes prayer
through song and interactive
study of the weekly Torah reading.
Women as well as men are wel-
come. (248) 3457-5544.
Study "Kabbalistic Secrets to
Finding Joy in Life" 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16, at Bais Chabad
Torah Center, 5595 W. Maple in
West Bloomfield. Rabbi Elimelech
Silberberg teaches the ongoing
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