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Check It Out
Arts c Culture
Attend a lecture on the Bezalel
School of Art from Jerusalem
and Judaica craftsmanship 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Janice
Charach Gallery inside the West
Bloomfield JCC. Details from Elisa
Freilich: (248) 432-5449, gallery®
Experience the art exhibit "Hiddur
Mitzvah," through March 6, at the
Janice Charach Gallery inside the
West Bloomfield JCC. Local artists
created the Jewish ritual objects
on display, and for sale. (248)
432-5448, www.jccdet.org .
Cinema 6, Stage
Check out the humorous Five
Tellers Dancing in the Rain, from
SRO Productions and the City of
Southfield P&R, Feb. 22-March
10, at the theater in the Historic
Burgh, 26060 Berg in Southfield.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays and 2 p.m.
Sundays. Tickets: $12, with dis-
counts available. (248) 796-4645.
Audition for Dinner with Friends
by playwright Donald Margulies
7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the
Historic Burgh Theatre, 26060
Berg in Southfield. The SRO
Productions and the City of
Southfield show will open May 2.
Feel a little Frozen, a thriller-
like drama from Stagecrafters
Community Theater, opening
Friday, Feb. 29-March 9, on the
2nd Stage at the Baldwin Theatre,
415 S. Lafayette in Royal Oak. By
March 15, Stagecrafters also seeks
unpublished adult drama and
comedy pieces of 10-15 minutes'
duration for its new works festival.
Details: www.stagecrafters.org ;
See the story of the Divan
Orchestra, in which young Arabs
and Jews perform together, in the
film Knowledge is the Beginning
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at
the Oak Park JCC. This presenta-
tion of the Lenore Marwil Jewish
Film Festival is part of the JCC
Musicfest. $10. (248) 967-6380.
Watch the comedic film, Ushpizin,
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at
Temple Emanu-El, 14450 W.10
Mile in Oak Park. Event concludes
the temple's movie series cel-
ebrating Israel's 60th anniversary.
Rabbi Joseph Klein will introduce
the film. The $5 charge includes
refreshments. (248) 967-4020.
See the Neil Simon comedy,
Chapter Two, presented by the
Farmington Players Community
Theater through March 8, at the
Barn Theater, 32332 W.12 Mile in
Farmington Hills. Performance
times/tickets: (248) 553-2955 or
Laugh out loud watching Neil
Simon's Biloxi Blues, the last
play in his Eugene Jerome tril-
ogy, through March 9, at Oakland
University's Meadow Brook
Theatre in Rochester. Tickets:
$22-$38. (248) 377-3300.
Participate in the
Purim Parcel Project,
whose sponsors are
Jewish Federation of
and its Alliance for
manot parcels to
drop off 9 a.m.-5
March 3-7, and 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Max
M. Fisher Federation Building, 6735 Telegraph in Bloomfield
Township. Parcels will be delivered to Jewish recipients from
noon-1:30 p.m. March 9. New this year: create parcels at 1 p.m.
and then stay for Debbie Friedman's Voyages of Discovery
concert 3:30 p.m. March 9, at Shalom Street inside the West
Bloomfield JCC. www.jewishdetroit.org/purim.
dlo February 21 2008
Appreciate the "Russian
Blockbusters," the next master-
works concert of the Birmingham
Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra,
7 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph in
Bloomfield Township. Felix Resnick
conducts. $25 adults; students
and children age 18 and younger
are free. (248) 645-2276, www.
Attend MusicFest, with the
Klezmatics, 8 p.m. Saturday,
March 1, at the West Bloomfield
JCC. Tickets: $20 and $25. A
diverse collection of Jewish music
and talent can be heard through
March 9. Details: (248) 967-4030
for Oak Park JCC and (248) 661-
1000 for West Bloomfield JCC
including these concerts at the
Oak Park JCC:
• Jazz at the J: The Jeff Haas
Trio performs with George Benson
7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2.
Tickets: $12 and $15.
• A Bisl Yiddish: Singer and song-
writer Elaine Serling performs 1
p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Free.
Hit the lanes for Congregation
Shir Tikvah's all-ages bowling
night 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
23, at Classic Lanes, 2145 Avon
Industrial Dr. in Rochester Hills.
$10, payable at the alley, includes
three games and shoes. Miriam
Finerman: (248) 601-6760.
Try bocci ball, sponsored by the
Congregation Beth Ahm Men's
Club, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23,
at the synagogue, 5075 W. Maple
in West Bloomfield. $20 fee can
be paid at event. Rob Kleinberg:
Make a family outing to see the
Detroit Ignition at Compuware
Arena, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
24, 4900 W. Beck in Plymouth.
Cheer on fellow Jewish pro play-
ers Danny Waltman, Mike Apple
and Tomer Chencinski. Jewish
Federation's Alliance for Jewish
Education sponsors at no charge.
Lisa Siegmann: siegmann®jfmd.
Learn "How to Raise Kids Who
Love Being Jewish," an Aish
Detroit program with Doron
Kornbluth, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24,
at a location in Huntington Woods.
$10 donation. RSVP to Nechama
Weingarden: (248) 327-3576.
Enjoy a favorite game at Mitzvah
Group of Hadassah's games
night 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27,
at Davidson Hadassah House,
5030 Orchard Lake Rd. in West
Bloomfield. Admission is $5 at
the door. Bring unopened coffee
and/or tea bags for Yad Ezra, the
kosher food bank. RSVP to Lisa
Kaplan: Iwkmswum@aol.com .
Leave the driving to the JCC's
Center Travel Dept., offering group
bus trips to two upcoming cultural
events. (248) 432-5577, ext. 7, or
• Biloxi Blues: Head to Rochester
for the matinee performance 2
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, and
have lunch before the play at
Alfoccino's Italian Restaurant.
Depart from the West Bloomfield
JCC at 10:15 a.m. and the Oak
Park JCC at 11:45 a.m. $57 charge
for Center members and $67 for
• Grand Rapids Ballet: Enjoy the
final dress rehearsal of Peter
Pan 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at
the Detroit Opera House, 1526
Broadway in Detroit. Depart from
the West Bloomfield JCC at 8:15
a.m. and the Oak Park JCC at 8:45
a.m. $40 for Center members and
$50 for non-members.
Fruit Of The Vine
Taste some fine wines with
the assistance of vintner
Jonathan Hajdu 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24, at Young
Israel of Southfield, 27705
Lahser in Southfield. Details:
Bloomfield, MI 48322. Suzanne
Boschan: (248) 334-1222.
Join panelists from the Jewish,
Hispanic, African-American, Asian
and Arab-American communities
for "Breaking Down Barriers,"
a discussion of minority men-
tal health issues, 6-8:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25, at Oakland
Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Rd.
in Waterford. Sponsors include
Oakland County Community
Network Services' Anti-Stigma
Program. No charge. Reservations
are recommended. Malkia Maisha
Newman: (248) 745-4900, ext.
Try ice skating, air hockey,
pool and more at Young Israel
of Southfield's family skating
and game room social 4-6:30
p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the
Farmington Hills Ice Arena, 35500
W. Eight Mile. Member admission
prices are $16 for adults/teens
and $11 for ages 3-12; guests pay
$2 more. RSVP by Feb. 27 to the
Kormans: (248) 358-0748 or
have had strokes and related ill-
nesses, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday,
Feb. 26, at Temple Shir Shalom,
3999 Walnut Lake Rd. in West
Bloomfield. Shelly Newman: (248)
Play bingo with Eleanor Roosevelt
Group of Hadassah 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, at Davidson
Hadassah House, 5030 Orchard
Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield.
Men are welcome. $18 admis-
sion includes hors d'oeuvres,
dessert and cards for the first
three games. Send check, pay-
able to Hadassah, by Feb. 25 to
Margie Stern, 5132 Patrick, West
Attend the rescheduled presen-
tation, "Enjoy Good Sex, Enjoy
Good Sleep and Remember It
All Through Lifelong Health,"
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at
Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901
Middlebelt in Farmington Hills. $5
for Hadassah members, $10 for
guests, but free if joining at this
event. Registration with payment
goes to Greater Detroit Chapter of
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