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Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Oak Park
Community Center, 14300 Oak
Park Blvd. Morning includes exer-
cise and cooking demonstrations.
Refreshments provided by the
Park at Trowbridge and Emerald
Foods. (248) 691-7577.
Receive guidance on plan options
from the Area Agency on Aging
1B during "Medicare Part D
Prescription Drug Enrollment
Day" 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov.
14, at BASCC, 2121 Midvale in
Birmingham. Bring your current
prescriptions. Registration: (800)
Come to Cafe Europa to social-
ize and hear music from Michelle
Sage Chekan 1 p.m. Monday, Nov.
17, at the Oak Park JCC. The free
program is sponsored by the
Holocaust Survivors and Families
Con re ation Shaare Zedek
1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Oak
Park JCC. Cost: $1 per card. The
Active Life sponsors this program.
Hear two speakers hosted by
COJAR (Council of Orthodox
Jewish Active Retirees)
Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Oak
Park JCC. At 11:30 a.m., Rabbi
Leiby Burnham, associate direc-
tor of Partners in Torah, will
present "The Mysticism of the
Hebrew Alphabet." At 1 p.m., Ilse
Roberg will speak about her life in
Germany during the 1930s. There
is a charge. (248) 967-4030.
Experiment with various media
at the ongoing Farber Adult
Art classes 9 a.m.-noon every
Support Group. (248) 967-4030.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at
the Oak Park JCC. Harriet Gelfond
facilitates. Tuition and art supplies
over 10 sessions cost $40 for JCC
members, $60 for others. (248)
Have a confidential memory
screening 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 18, at the Southfield Pavilion,
26000 Evergreen in Southfield.
Free. (248) 358-1186.
Pass the afternoon playing cards
with the Ben-Gurion Men's Group
noon-4 p.m. weekdays at the Oak
Park JCC. No charge. (248) 967-
Join the Ambassadors senior
group at Temple Beth El for lunch
and a program by "Solitaire"
noon Tuesday, Nov.18, at TBE,
7400 Telegraph in Bloomfield
Township. "Solitaire" is John
Sterbenz, a one-man musical and
vocal entertainer. Charge: $10 for
Ambassadors members, $12 for
guests. RSVP by Nov. 13 to Doris
Kushner: (248) 352-5882.
Brush up your bridge game at
the Bridge Club 1-3 p.m. every
Wednesday at the Oak Park JCC.
All players are welcome. No
charge. (248) 967-4030.
Enjoy a game of bingo with Noemi
Create something special at the
Barbara Bloom Judaica Arts &
Crafts Class 9:30-11:30 a.m. every
Thursday at the Oak Park JCC.
Rifcah Krolikowski provides ongo-
ing instruction. Session charge:
$4; $2 for JCC members. (248)
Join Rabbi Aaron Starr for his
series, "West Wing vs. Western
Wall," a discussion of today's
American political controversies,
begins 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11
and continues through Dec.12 at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek West
Bloomfield, B'nai Israel Center,
4200 Walnut Lake Road. Series
will explore how Jewish law guides
modern perspectives on such issues
as abortion, stem-cell research, gay
marriage and the death penalty.
$30; member pays $24. Registration
required: (248) 357-5544.
November 6 • 2008
Discuss current events with other
seniors and group leader Dave
Weiner 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, at
the Oak Park JCC. (248) 967-
Change your life, and perhaps
the world, through Hillel of Metro
Detroit's "Tikun Olam — Making a
Difference Initiative '09," a free,
three-part program for Jewish
young adults, ages 18-26. Ten
learning sessions will be offered
in preparation for volunteering
in New Orleans, March 15-22.
Participants also will create their
own opportunity to make a dif-
ference at home. Contact Karen
Adelman for an application (due
by Nov. 10): www.hilleled@wayne.
edu , (313) 577-3459.
RSVP to Mitch by Nov. 11 to
attend talk by Evan Handler, Hillel
of Metro Detroit's sponsored
Jewish Book Fair speaker, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, at the West
Bloomfield JCC. Free. (313) 577-
3459, email@example.com .
If it applies, consider the Midwest
Trans Youth Conference planned
for Nov. 14-16 outside Milwaukee.
The three-day camping excursion
will offer leadership development
for transgender youth, ages 24
and under, and allies. Details from
Affirmations in Ferndale: (248)
677-7214, or www.mtyc.org .
Have fun at Jewish Book Fair
children's programs at the Oak
Park JCC. www.jccdet.org , Jewish
Life and Learning: (248) 432-
5577, ext. 7:
• Elyce Field: Come hear Field
read Smitten With the Mitten 5
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. She is the
author of Michigan Family Field
• Story times: Expose ages 2-5
to children's books written by
Jewish authors at two story times
scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Mechelle
Bernard, children's librarian at
the Southfield Public Library, will
appear Monday, Nov. 10, and Beth
Falenski, youth services librarian
at the Huntington Woods Library,
Take A Hike!
Enjoy nature, spiri-
tuality and good
company at the last
outing of the season
for the Jewish Hikers
of Michigan 1-2:30
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16,
at Mitchell Natural
Preserve in Ann Arbor.
All ages, married or single, are welcome. Bring backpacks,
munchies and water. Co-sponsor is Temple Beth Emeth. Free.
Location details from Eli Avny: (734) 883-9522, jewish.hik-
on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Free.
RSVP: (248) 967-4030, ext. 2006.
ting up Nov. 12-16, at the Palace
of Auburn Hills. Show times/tick-
ets: www.ringling.com , (248) 645-
Treat youngsters to "Magic of
Thanksgiving," a Gan Shalom
Nursery School luncheon pro-
gram for ages 2-8, noon-2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, at Congregation
Beth Shalom, 14601 W. Lincoln in
Oak Park. See Gordon Russ make
magic, create a Thanksgiving cen-
terpiece, and munch on hot dogs,
chips and salad. Cost: $25 for up
to two adults and three children,
$5 additional adult or child. RSVP
to Susan Gartenberg: (248) 547-
Run away to the Ringling Bros.
and Barnum & Bailey circus, set-
Smile through a puppet show,
The Crane Maiden, based on
a Japanese folktale, 2 p.m.
Saturdays, through Nov. 29, at
PuppetART Theater, 25 E. Grand
River in Detroit. Tickets: $5
children, $10 adults, and $8 for
optional puppetry workshop fol-
lowing the show. (313) 961-7777,
The JN's To Do! calendar is
compiled by Esther Allweiss
The community is invited to the following events:
• Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road in Southfield:
Enjoy a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 7, followed by a community dinner welcoming new mem-
bers at 7 and guest speaker Rabbi Daniel Gordis at 8. Dinner:
$28 adult or $10 child. Call Tobye Bello for space availability:
(248) 357-5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
• Congregation Shir Tikvah, 3900 Northfield Parkway in Troy:
The congregation's "Dinner Divas" will present a "Taste of the
Tropics" dinner 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, prior to the monthly
Music Shabbat service. Charge: $10 adult, $6 child. RSVP with
payment must be received by Nov. 13: (248) 649-4418.
• Congregation Shaarey Zedek B'nai Israel Center, 4200
Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield: Gather for soulful,
Carlebach-style davening "in the round" 6 p.m. Friday, Nov.
21. Community dinner at 7 is followed by Professor Howard
Lupovitch's lecture on "The Jews of Italy" at 8. No charge for
lecture only. Dinner: $18 adult, $9 child under age 12. RSVP
now to Tobye Bello: (248) 357-5544 or tbello@shaareyzedek.