TO DO! Calendar Sponsored by
C on. re. at ?b n Shaate Zedek
Simchat Torah Family Program
5:30 PM • CSZ Southfield
Simchat Torah Block Party
7:00 PM • CSZ B'nai Israel Center
Honoring Judge Avern Cohn
5th Annual Tribute & Celebration
7:30 PM • CSZ Southfield
:,eaturing Rabbi Daniel Gordis
tiobbolot Shabbot Service & Dinner
Welcoming New Members
6:00 PM • CSZ Southfield
West Wing vs. Western Wall:
Using Jewish Values
To Make Political Decisions
7:30 PM • CSZ B'nai Israel Center
Jews of Italy
6:00 PM • CSZ B'nai Israel Center
For more information, please call the
synagogue office at Z48/357-5544
Check It Out!
Arts & Culture
Find something wonderful among
the juried artisans at Sugar
Loaf Art Fair Friday-Sunday,
October 17-19, at Rock Financial
Showplace, 46100 Grand River
in Novi. Features include musical
entertainment and costumed sto-
rytellers. Admission: $8; discounts
available. Details: (800) 210-9900.
Travel to Ann Arbor for a chance
to visit galleries, exhibiton spaces
and individual artists and craft-
men during Art Walk 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, and noon-5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19, in the greater
Ann Arbor area. Six host parties
October 16 • 2008
are scheduled Friday night, Oct. 17.
Guide: www.annarborartwalk.com .
Hear a review of Scott McClellan's
book, What Happened: Inside
the Bush White House and
Washington's Culture of Deception,
at a Branch 11 meeting of Ameinu,
formerly Labor Zionist Alliance, 8
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at a mem-
ber's home in Southfield. Free.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org , (248)
Attend the JPM/JCC Book Club's
discussion of Rashi's Daughters,
Book I Joheved by Maggie Anton 1
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Oak
Park JCC. (248) 967-4030.
Peruse abstract paintings by
professional artist Prudence
Bernstein of West Bloomfield
through Nov. 5, at Birmingham
Unitarian Church, 38651
Woodward in Bloomfield Hills.
Take in "The Writing is on the Wall,"
an exhibit of commercial and pro-
paganda posters from Israel, 1930-
19605, at Janice Charach Epstein
Gallery, inside the West Bloomfield
JCC. Free. Through Nov. 16: (248)
• Tikvah Group of Hadassah will
tour 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4,
with Rabbi Joshua Bennett's com-
mentary following. Lunch together
($25) at 12:15 p.m., Sposita's
Ristorante, 33210 W.14 Mile in West
Bloomfield. RSVP due by Oct. 31.
Nancy Jonas: (248) 661-2881.
Note the deadline of Monday, Nov.
17, to be an artisan or vendor at
this year's Gift Emporium 11 a.m.-
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the
Oak Park JCC. Details: (248) 967-
4030, ext. 2006.
Cinema & Stage
Meet the kooky newlyweds in Neil
Simon's comedy Barefoot in the
Park, continuing weekends through
Oct. 18 (and Thursday, Oct. 16),
at Farmington Players Theater,
32332 W.12 Mile, Farmington Hills.
Tickets: (248) 553-2955,
Come again for Temple Beth El's
2008-2009 Reel Israel Film
Series 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at
7400 Telegraph in Bloomfield Twp.
The Truce, starring John Turturro,
is an adaptation of Primo Levi's
memoir, The Reawakening, chroni-
cling the author's trek home to
Italy after being liberated from
Auschwitz. Dr. Charles Greenberg
will lead a discussion. Free.
Details: (248) 851-1100, ext. 3149.
Enjoy the Broadway show Say
Goodnight Gracie about comedy
and life partners George Burns
and Gracie Allen, through Nov.
16, at the Gem Theater, 333
Madison in Detroit. Show times: 8
p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays with a
matinee 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.
Tickets: (313) 963-9800, www.
• Attend a panel dis-
cussion with all five
candidates for U.S.
representative in the
District 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 16,
in Oakland Center
Building (Gold Room) at Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel
in Rochester. The panel discussion, moderated by Chuck
Stokes, editorial and public affairs director for WXYZ TV-Ch.
7, will be streamed online. Lead sponsor is League of Women
Voters Oakland Area: (248) 594-6602.
• Also, see Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills, make
his case for re-election 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the
Birmingham Temple, 21611 W.12 Mile in Farmington Hills. (248)
Enjoy a Detroit Chamber Winds &
Strings concert featuring violin-
ist Adrienne Ronmark, newest
member of the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra, and her mother, DCWS
cellist Debra Fayroian, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17, at Hagopian World
of Rugs, 850 S. Old Woodward,
Birmingham. Come for reception
at 8. $25; $15 student, with pre-
paid discounts. (248) 559-2095,
Drop by the Oak Park Public
Library for an afternoon of music
and poetry 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
19, at the 14200 Oak Park Blvd.
Event features John Sinclair, who
managed the MC-5, and poet M.L.
Liebler. Free. (248) 691-7480.
See a Yiddish Cabaret with New
York musical theater performer
Joanne Borts 2 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 19, at the Windsor Jewish
Community Centre, 1641 Ouellette,
Windsor. $10. (519) 973-1772.
Turn out for a "Harvest Festival"
concert with the Oakland Brass
Band 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24,
at Berkley High School, 2325
Catalpa. Tickets: (248) 931-5169.
Stock up at Birmingham Temple's
fall rummage sale through
Saturday, Oct. 18, at 28611 W.12
Mile in Farmington Hills. On "bag
day" - from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday
- $5 per filled grocery bag.
Sign up for bus outings through
the JCC's Center Travel Dept.
Upcoming: final dress rehearsal for
Margaret Garner, Friday, Oct. 17,
at Detroit Opera House; "Motown
Review," Thursday, Oct. 23, and
Murder by Poe, Wednesday, Oct.
29, at Meadowbrook Theater. A
trip to Washington, D.C., includ-
ing the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum, is Tuesday-Saturday,
Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Schedule: (248)
432-5471, www.jccdet.org .
Socialize playing games with
• Temple Shir Shalom, 3999
Walnut Lake Road in West
Bloomfield: Mah jongg tournament
6 p.m. (registration) Wednesday,
Oct. 29. $25. Sheryl Fox:
• Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
27375 Bell Road in Southfield:
Cash prizes offered at euchre
party 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.
Varying charges. Get details from
Saraphoena: (248) 336-0397 or
Celebrate Congregation Shaarey
Zedek's legacy as Judge Avern
Cohn is honored 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 27375
Bell Road in Southfield. A dessert
reception will follow concert with
Cantor Meir Finkelstein. $118; or
$500 for patron tickets with pre-
ferred seating. Details from Tobye
Bello: (248) 357-5544.
Reserve your place on the Jewish
Federation's Family Mission to
Israel. Dates are Dec. 25, 2008-