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Q: "What causes dark circles
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Teen Dance And Carnival
High Holidays Preparation
Several local youth organizations and
synagogues are joining together for a
community kick-off dance and carni-
val for all seventh- and eighth-graders
8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at
the Jewish Community Center in West
A disc jockey, carnival games and
kosher refreshments will provide a fun
start to the school year for Jewish pre-
The event is free. Reservations are
preferred and can be made by calling
the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
office, (248) 788-0700, ext. 107.
Participating organizations to date
include Congregations Adat Shalom, Beth
Ahm and Shaarey Zedek, ATID, the Jewish
Community Center, Michigan Region
BBYO and Young Judea.
Join the Adat Shalom clergy in
Farmington Hills at 7:30 p.m. on three
Thursday evenings to usher in the
month of Elul and prepare for the High
On Sept. 11 learn about "The Top
Ten High Holiday Hits" with Cantor
Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo and the Adat
Shalom mixed choir. Rabbi Rachel Shere
will conduct a program titled "Tekiah"
on Sept. 18. She will take a look at the
machzor and the ways in which High
Holiday prayers can guide us to become
more reflective. On Sept. 25, Rabbi
Aaron Bergman will conclude the series
with a discussion about "The Binding of
Isaac in Art." Participants will learn how
artists, Jewish and non-Jewish, have
portrayed one of the most powerful sto-
ries in the Torah.
There is no charge. The community is
welcome. Refreshments will be served.
News For Israel Activists
The Israel Advocacy Network, the
Jewish Community Relations Council's
weekly e-newsletter designed to inform
and inspire metro area Israel activists,
is seeking new subscribers to add to its
corps of close to 1,000 subscribers.
Since 2001, the IAN has provided
metro area Israel activists with essential
information about Israel, including;
targeted action alerts, key resources,
articles by journalists and academics
throughout the United States and Israel,
information about Israel-themed com-
munity events and opportunities to
demonstrate our community's support
The IAN has also been a mechanism
to issue pro-Israel support, providing
talking points and critical information
used in letters to area legislators as well
as the editors of area newspapers.
Those who wish to subscribe to the IAN
or previous subscribers who have changed
their e-mail address or Internet provider
and have fallen off of the IAN list, should
send their current e-mail address to coun-
Toot Your Own Horn
The Congregation B'nai Moshe Men's
Club will host a Make Your Own
Shofar Factory 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7.
To reserve a place (a time slot) send
an e-mail with names and number of
horns required to: k1g6675@sbcglob-
al.net. The cost per shofar is $15.
The event is open to adults and
children; those under 13 must be
accompanied by adult.
Speaking Of The Holidays
Congregation Beth Ahm's Rabbi
Steven Rubenstein will lead a three-
part adult study series during the
month of September titled "High
Holiday Conversations;' featur-
ing an in-depth-look at teachings
from the new DVD Choose Life: Holy
Conversations produced by the Los
Angeles-based Ziegler School of
"High Holy Day Conversations" will
meet in both a daytime and evening
format, to accommodate as many
adult learners as possible. The meet-
ing dates, times and venues are as fol-
lows: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 8,
15, and 22, at Hillel Day School, 32200
Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills;
and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept.
9, 16, 23, at Beth Ahm, 5075 W. Maple
Road, West Bloomfield.
The series is free and open to the
community without regard to con-
gregational affiliation. All are invited
to come and learn. No knowledge of
Hebrew is required.
This series will include text
study, conversation and journaling.
Attendance at all three sessions is
strongly encouraged, in order to get
the full benefit of the material.
To help plan seating and provide
enough copies of handout materi-
als, register in advance to attend
the series. For more information
or to RSVP, contact Rabbi Steven
Rubenstein by phone (248) 851-6880
ext. 17 or e-mail raysteven@cbahm.
Oakland County's only
functioned as a
a permanent rabbi
since it was founded
in the city of Detroit in 1977. Rabbinical
students had made monthly visits, but
weekly Shabbat and holiday services
have been led by members of the con-
T'chiyah will maintain the "chavurah
feel" but has contracted its first rabbi,
Jason Miller. He was ordained in 2004
at the Conservative Jewish Theological
Seminary, where he also received a mas-
ter's in education from the seminary's
William Davidson School of Jewish
Education. Currently, he also is the
year-round rabbi of Fresh Air Society-
Tamarack Camps and the director of
ATID, the Conservative Movement's new
weekly high school program.
An installation ceremony for the new
rabbi is slated for November.
T'chiyah does not require tickets for
High Holiday services. For information,
contact Maureen Bernard, (248) 414-
5734 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The National Council of Jewish Women,
Greater Detroit Section-SPACE for
Changing Families and Congregation
Shaarey Zedek are offering an eight-
week bereavement support group for
adults grieving the death of a spouse or
The group will meet once a week 7-9
p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 25, 2008, A
trained and caring facilitator will lead
the group, providing a safe atmosphere
for participants to share and discuss the
issues involved in grieving the death of
a spouse or partner.
This is not a drop-in group; you need
to attend all eight sessions. There is no
charge, however, donations are welcome.
The group will meet at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road,
Southfield. Pre-registration is required.
To register, call (248) 355-9936.
Space for Changing Families is a non-
sectarian community service project of
the National Council of Jewish Women
Greater Detroit Section.
A: Dark circles may have
multiple causes, shadows
created from hollowing
under the eyes, or actual
pigment found within the skin.
These conditions can often be
successfully treated without
surgery, using soft fillers or
topical prescription creams
that reduce pigment.
Before Laser Blepharoplasty
After Laser Blepharoplasty
Q: "How can I make my eyes
look less fired?"
A: As we age, the thin skin of
the upper eyelids tends to
stretch. This is one of the most
common contributions to the
look of tired eyes. A trained
oculofacial plastic surgeon
can gently remove this extra
skin to brighten up the eyes
and refresh the entire face.
Q: "What can I do for frown
lines and crow's feet?"
A: The lines around the eyes
respond extremely well to
Botoxs. In fact, Botox for
cosmetic use was originally
discovered by an eye
surgeon. A simple treatment
can help to dramatically
reduce the appearance of
frown lines and crow's feet.
Ask The Expert In
Submit Your Questions
to Dr. Kotlus at:
Brett Kotius, M.D., M.S.,
a dual-board certified
cosmetic & oculofacial
plastic surgeon at
Allure Medical Spa in
Shelby Township, is a
graduate of Tel Aviv
University. Dr. Kotlus
residency training at
Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Young Israel Hat Sale
Young Israel of Southfield Sisterhood
will host a hat sale 1-4 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 7, at the synagogue, 27705 Lahser.
The hats are from Linda's Headquarters,
Skokie, Ill. Information: (248) 358-0154.
Dr. Brett Kotlus
8180 26 Mile Road, Suite 104,
Shelby Township, MI 48316
September 4 • 2008