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Unity And Diversity
Learn more about Reform, Orthodox, Conservative
and Reconstructionist Judaism at the next session of
Prof. Howard N. Lupovitch's Jewish history book club
series 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Congregation
Beth Ahm, 5075 W. Maple in West Bloomfield. His lec-
ture on "Unity, Diversity and the Melting Pot" is based
on Jonathan Sarna's award-winning book, American
Judaism. Walk-ins are welcome. No charge, but
advance registration is requested: (248) 851-6880, or
e-mail email@example.com .
Memorial Center, Zekelman Family Campus,
28123 Orchard Lake Rd. in Farmington Hills.
StandWithUs/Michigan is sponsoring Jasser,
founder of American Islamic Forum for
Democracy. Details: www.aifdemocracy.org .,
Share opinions and insights at Rabbi Steven
Rubenstein's current events series, "Jews,
News & Views," 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays,
through March 11, at Congregation Beth
Ahm, 5075 W. Maple in West Bloomfield.
The discussion focuses on events and ideas
affecting the Jewish community every-
where. No charge. (248) 851-6880, ext. 17,
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become informed at "Financial service
products: They're not for everyone, but one
may work for you," 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday,
March 16, at the West Bloomfield JCC.
Jewish Family Service is sponsoring as part
of its 10-week Caregiver Conversations,
an educational series. Presenters from
Schechter Wealth Strategies are attorney
Bradley K. Feldman and Christopher Hale.
No charge. Register with Stephanie Appel:
(2480 592-2667, or email@example.com .
Join with others at the Holocaust survi-
vors' support group 10-11:30 a.m. Monday,
March 10, at the Oak Park JCC. The
facilitator is Dr. Charles Silow, director of
the Program for Holocaust Survivors and
Families of Jewish Home & Aging Services.
Watch A Day at the Races, the clas-
sic movie starring the Marx Brothers,
2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the West
Bloomfield JCC. Sponsor is the Supportive
Communities. No charge, and open to all.
Try dancing or just listen to Rick May's
three-piece band 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11,
at the Oak Park JCC. $2 charge includes
light refreshments. Program sponsor is
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Supportive Communities. No charge. (248)
Attend "Fabs" Kaldobsky's music appre-
ciation program 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11,
at the Oak Park JCC. This month's selec-
tions will feature composers Bach, Berlioz,
Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. No charge.
Bring a friend to the Shaarey Zedek
Seniors' program with singer Robin Beck 1
p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Adler Hall at
the synagogue, 27375 Bell Rd. in Southfield.
No charge. Refreshments will be served. Call
for a ride: (248) 357-5544.
Enjoy the voice of baritone Dino Valle 2
p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the West
Bloomfield. Valle will sing excerpts from
operas and perform famous songs. $2
charge. (248) 661-1000.
Join the Solo Seniors' outing to Park
West Gallery on Northwestern Highway in
Southfield at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13, fol-
lowed by dinner at nearby Sero's. This is a
program of Supportive Communities. RSVP
to Noemi: (248) 432-5486.
RSVP by March 10 for Club Shushan: Purim
at the Park, a party for Jewish adults, ages
21-40, starting 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15,
at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.
Admission is $36. Reservations: (248) 357-
5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Join with boys ages 8-12 for a Torah learn-
ing session 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at the
Lubavitch-Chabad Yeshiva,14000 W. Nine
Mile in Oak Park. The one-on-one study
will be followed by a game and quiz on the
night's content. More features include raffle
tickets, prizes and refreshments. Register
with Levi Stein at (248) 877-7978 or levich-
Give a Chai Five for the Shul-Chabad
Lubavitch's youth program, which will meet
10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 8, at the
Shenkman Building, 6890 W. Maple in West
Bloomfield. The group is for girls and boys,
ages 8-13. Register with Levi Stein: (248)
877-7978; chaifive®theshul.net .
Visit the "Carnival of the Animals," next
in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's
Dickinson Wright Family Series, 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, at the Michigan Theater,
603 E. Liberty in Ann Arbor. Student pia-
nists and poets will be featured. Family-
friendly activities begin at 2:30, and
concertgoers are encouraged to come as
a favorite animal or character from "Peter
and the Wolf." Admission: $12 for adults, $5
for children. (734) 994-4801.
Attend Temple Beth El's Purim Tot Shabbat
9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at 7400
Telegraph in Bloomfield Township. The rab-
bis, cantor and educator Keren Alpert will
lead an informal family service. A program
will focus on the Purim heroes Esther and
Mordechai, the villain Haman, and eating
hamantashen. (248) 865-0612.
Experience an informal, family-friendly
morning Shabbat service 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 15, at Congregation Beth
Ahm, 5075 W. Maple in West Bloomfield.
Open to the community. Future Shabbat
Metukah dates are April 12 and May 10.
Get details from Education Director Amy
Appelman: (248) 851-6880 or e-mail
Have fun at the many Purim carnivals being
held throughout our community. Following
are some possibilities for your family to
•Temple Shir Shalom, 3999 Walnut Lake Rd.
in West Bloomfield: Games, activities and
food starting 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16.
• Young Israel of Southfield, 27705 Lahser
in Southfield: Starts 11 a.m. Sunday, March
16. Carnival games, moon bounce, face
painting and a craft, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.;
Puppet Adventures Presents: Jack and the
Beanstalk, 1:30-2 p.m. for $3. RSVP for the
puppet show by March 10. Helen Potoff:
• Jewish Cultural Society: 10 a.m.-noon
Sunday, March 16, at Jewish Community
Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. in Ann Arbor.
Enjoy games and prizes, arts and crafts for
children, Purim play and costume parade.
Free admission, with tickets sold for games
and food. Details: (734) 975-9872; www.
• Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph in
Bloomfield Township: Noon-2 p.m. Sunday,
March 16, following the Megillah reading in
the sanctuary at 11 a.m. Features include
games, giant inflatables for bouncing, danc-
ing to deejay music and riding on the bull.
Tickets sold for food and booths at the door.
Barbara Grant: (248) 851-1100, ext. 3149.
The community is invited to the following events:
• Congregation Beth Shalom, 14601 W. Lincoln in Oak Park: Reserve places for
a kid-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service and casual dinner on Friday, March 7.
The evening will have a groovy 1960s theme. There is a cost. RSVP to the syna-
gogue: (248) 547-7970. Single-parent families may RSVP to Debbie Rosenberg:
• Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt in Farmington Hills: Spend time
with terrorism expert and University of Michigan Prof. Raymond Tanter, speak-
ing on "Iran and Israel: Options to Counter Iran's Threat to Jerusalem," 8 p.m.
Friday, March 7, during SYNergy Shabbat Weekend. The schedule includes din-
ner at 6; three age-appropriate services; child care at 7 and an activity for
youngsters at 7:45. Call for dinner charge and space availability: (248) 851-
5100; info®adatshalom.org .
• Birmingham-Bloomfield Chai Center: A strolling magician and klezmer vio-
linist will be among the featured entertainment at a Cocktail-and-Kiddush
Purim party 6 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Masonic Lodge, 37357 Woodward
in Bloomfield Hills. The hors d'oeuvres hour will be followed by a family-style
meal. Tickets are $25 adult, $15 teen and $10 ages 5-12. RSVP to Rabbi Boruch
Cohen: (248) 203-6721 or email@example.com .