Holidays & Shabbat
Feel the spirit of the SYNergy
Shabbat Weekend continuing
Saturday, Jan. 12, at Adat Shalom
Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt
in Farmington Hills. Schedule:
8:30 a.m., Talmud study ses-
sion with Rabbi Aaron Bergman;
9 a.m., traditional services; 10
a.m., Mishpacha Minyan, a family
service with Rabbi Rachel Shere;
10:15 a.m., drop-off youth services.
(248) 851-5100, info@adatshalom.
org . See Friday night's events in
"Shul Food" category, below.
Study "Kabbalistic Secrets to
Finding Joy in Life," a 10-part
class with Rabbi Elimelech
Silberberg, 10:30 a.m. Sunday,
Jan. 6, or 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
9, at Bais Chabad Torah Center,
5595 W. Maple in West Bloomfield.
The class will use Understanding
the Tanya by Rabbi Adin
Steinsaltz. The Tanya explores
and offers solutions of the human
soul-by probing the root causes
of its struggles. Registration:
email@example.com ; (248) 855-
Enroll in the lunch and learn
"Beginners Plus" Hebrew class
starting noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
8, at the Federation Building,
6735 Telegraph in Bloomfield
Township. The Jewish Federation
of Metropolitan Detroit's Alliance
for Jewish Education, FedEd, is
sponsoring the seven-week series.
The teacher is Nira Lev. $60.
FedEd also offers conversational
Hebrew classes starting the week
of Jan.13. Register with Marion
Bronstein: (248) 642-4260, ext.
372, or Bronstein@jfmd.org .
Deepen spirituality in the
Sephardic musical tradition
with drumming lessons 7-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Congregation
Shir Tikvah, 3900 Northfield
Parkway in Troy. Teacher ,drum-
mer and singer Shai Azulay, a
Tel Aviv native, has performed
with the group Earth, Wind and
Fire. Future classes are Jan. 22,
and Feb. 5 and 12. No drumming
experience is necessary, but bring
a drum. The one-time cost is $10
for CST members; $20 for others.
RSVP to Heidi: heidi@shirtikvah.
org or (248) 649-4418.
Participate in the monthly
Women's Rosh Chodesh Lecture
series 9:15-10 a.m. Thursday, Jan.
10, at the Oak Park JCC. Presenter
Rachaeli Muller will speak on
"Parents Prayer." Program spon-
sors are the JCC and Machon
L'Torah, the Jewish Learning
Network of Michigan. (248) 967-
Learn the laws of being a men-
tsh, 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at
Congregation Shir Tikvah, 3900
Northfield Parkway in Troy. Rabbi
Leiby Burnham of Partners in
Torah will discuss how people can
be the kindest possible. No charge
for CST members; $10 for others.
RSVP to Rabbi Aaron Starr: (248)
Become informed about "Germany
Following World War I and the
Rise of Nazism," 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Holocaust
Klezmer Needs Kidz
Students grades 6-12
can audition for the Kidz
Klez Band of Michigan.
Rehearsals are 1-2 p.m.
Jan. 6,12 and 27, at the
Frankel Jewish Academy
in West Bloomfield.
Musicians are needed for
clarinet, flute, saxophone,
trombone, trumpet, violin,
viola, cello, guitar, piano,
bass and drums. Students
are accepted by audition.
Get materials from Lisa
Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard
Lake Rd. in Farmington Hills. The
guest speaker is Derek Hastings,
Ph.D, an assistant professor at
Oakland University. Arrive by 10
for coffee. No charge. Pre-register
with Donna Sklar: (248) 477-3221.
Get acquainted with "The
Language of Art" 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6, at Davidson
Hadassah House, 5030 Orchard
Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield.
Lathrup Village-based Sholem
Aleichem Institute presents guest
speaker Robert Schefman, an
associate professor and chair-
man of the Foundations Dept.
at College for Creative Studies
in Detroit. He will share how an
artist makes choices. No charge.
Come to the Jewish Community
Centers for these showings:
•The Pawnbroker, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 3, in Room 205 at
West Bloomfield JCC. Rod Steiger
plays a Jewish pawnbroker who
survived the Nazi death camps. No
charge. (248) 432-5486.
•Caparti, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7,
at Oak Park JCC. Catch a Yiddish/
Jewish video hosted by the
Holocaust Survivors and Families
Support Group. No charge. (248)
•Israel Is Born, 2 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 10, and 2 p.m. Friday, Jan.
11, in Room 205 of the West
Bloomfield JCC. Abba Eban nar-
rates Parts 1 and 2. No charge.
Talk about current events with
Linda Garfield 2 p.m. Monday, Jan.
7, in Room 203 of West Bloomfield
JCC. Suggested topics include pol-
itics, Israel and Detroit. No charge.
"Dance! Dance! Dance!" to Al
Tedrick's live band playing 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Oak Park
JCC. The $2 charge includes
refreshments. (248) 967-4030.
Enjoy "Fabs" Kaldobsky's music
appreciation program Musical
Adventure at the JCC 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Oak Park
JCC. This month's program will
Meet Dr. Susan Hershberg Adelman at
the opening reception for her art show
6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Lawrence
Street Gallery, 22620 Woodward in
Ferndale. Jewelry and paintings by
the pediatric surgeon will be exhib-
ited from Jan. 9-Feb. 2. Hours are
noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday and until 9 p.m. on Friday.
Call (248) 544-0394 or e-mail
feature music by This month's pro-
gram will feature music by Isaac
Albeniz, Antonin Dvorak, Josef
Lanner, Anton Rubinstein and
Camille Saint Saens. No charge.
Try lunch and a concert noon
Thursday, Jan. 10, at Oak Park
JCC. Starting at 1 p.m., soprano
Tiffany Steyer and pianist
Rochelle Barr will perform light
opera selections and Broadway
show tunes. The Harry and Pearl
Brodsky Fund is sponsoring the
program, which is free for JCC
members and $1 for others. Lunch
costs $2.75 and must be reserved:
Join the Temple Beth El
Ambassadors and other
seniors for a luncheon program
noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the
synagogue, 7400 Telegraph in
Bloomfield Township. Following
lunch will be a big-screen show-
ing of the movie, Dream Girls. The
musical's stars include Academy
Award winners Jennifer Hudson
and Eddie Murphy. Admission is
$10 for Ambassadors members
and $12 for guests. RSVP to Doris
Kushner prior to Jan. 10: (248)
Brush up your duplicate bridge
game at the Bridge Club 1-3 p.m.
every Wednesday, at the Oak Park
JCC. All players are welcome.
No admission charge. (248) 967-
Experiment with various media
at the ongoing Farber Adult
Art classes 9 a.m.-noon every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at
the Oak Park JCC. Harriet Gelfond
is the facilitator. Tuition and art
supplies over 10 sessions cost $40
for JCC members and $60 for oth-
ers. (248) 967-4030.
Drop in to play cards with the
Ben-Gurion Men's Group noon-4
p.m. every weekday at the Oak
Park JCC. No admission charge.
Discuss current events with the
ongoing group facilitated by Dave
Weiner 10:30 a.m. every Thursday
at the Oak Park JCC. No admis-
sion charge. (248) 967-4030.
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)
Call to audition between 1-2:30
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, for the
Bloomfield Hills-based Michigan
Classic Ballet Company's produc-
tion of Swan Lake for late April.
Details: (248) 334-1300.
Bring the family to Temple
Beth El's Tot Shabbat 9:30
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7400
Telegraph in Bloomfield Township.
The informal service geared for
young children will be followed by
snack and crafts at 10. Open to
the community, Tot Shabbat intro-
duces youngsters to Shabbat and
holiday celebrations throughout
the Jewish year. (248) 865-0612.
Calendar on page A28
January 3 • 2008