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Attend Texas Hold 'Em Night
sponsored by the Adat Shalom
Synagogue's Men's Club on
Saturday, Jan. 31. Registration
begins at 6:15 p.m. Entrance fee is
$50 per person if paid before Jan.
28 or $60 at door. Grand prize is
$600. (248) 851-5100.
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lunch and snacks. (248) 203-
Events That Help
Go to a talk and book-signing
featuring Greg Mortenson, the
subject and best-selling co-author
of Three Cups of Tea: One Man's
Mission to Promote Peace... One
School at a Time 1-4 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 25, in Berkley High School
Auditorium, 2325 Catalpa. The
sponsor is Book Beat in Oak Park.
A portion from book sales, includ-
ing Mortenson's latest two adapt-
ed for children, will be donated
to his Pennies for Peace charity.
Book Beat: (248) 968-1190, wwww.
Enjoy pampering services along
with education at the DMC Huron
Valley-Sinai Hospital People's
Medical College program "A
Hear from screenwriter, producer
and educator Antwone Fisher, a
child abuse victim whose story
was told in the 2002 movie of
that name, at Pontiac-based CARE
House of Oakland County's annual
Circle of Friends luncheon noon
Thursday, Jan. 29, at Townsend
Hotel,100 Townsend, Birmingham.
Tickets: $75, or $150 for patron
level. (248) 332-7173,
New Year - A Healthy You" 6-
8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at
Edgewood Country Club, 8399
Commerce Road, Commerce
Twp. Women's health topics to be
explored will include peri-meno-
pause and menopause. Pre-reg-
ister by Jan. 26: www.dmc.org/
peoplesmedicalcollege or (888)
Lead an hour-long Shabbat ser-
vice Friday afternoons at Lahser
Hills Care Centre, 25300 Lahser,
Southfield. Chaplain Evelyn: (248)
354-3222, ext. 130.
Sort donated used books, books
on tape, records, videos, CDs and
DVDs for this spring's Bookstock
sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays,
and selected Sundays, at
Bloomfield Plaza Shopping
Center, southwest corner of Maple
and Telegraph. The next Giant
Collection Day will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb.1. www.bookstock.
info, (248) 645-7840, ext. 365.
Submit nominations now for the
2009 Eight Over Eighty event, by
Jewish Apartments & Services.
Tie and make cuddly fleece blan-
kets to comfort children in transi-
tion from abuse and neglect 10
a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays at National
Council of Jewish Women, 26400
Lahser, Suite 306, Southfield.
Materials are provided for the no-
sewing project, along with coffee,
sweets and camaraderie as you
work. (248) 355-3300.
Pho to by Brian Hen dle r/JTA
Deliver meals to homebound cli-
ents in Oakland County through
National Council of Jewish
Women's Kosher Meals on Wheels
program. Both regular drivers and
subs are needed. (248) 967-0967.
Interact with seniors while vol-
unteering in stores operated by
Jewish Apartments & Services at
A mother plays with her daughter outside a public bomb
shelter in Netivot, Israel.
its buildings in Oak Park and West
Bloomfield. Mornings. Michal Ram:
(248) 592-1104, mram®jasmi.org .
Discuss the current situation in Israel with Les Goldstein of
the local office of Ramat Gan, Israel's Bar-Ilan University 8
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at a member's home from Branch 11,
Ameinu Detroit (formerly Labor Zionist Alliance). Guests wel-
come at no charge. RSVP to the Schiffs: (248) 542-0290.
Become a mentor to an at-risk
youth in Oakland County through
Mentor Connection, a non-sec-
tarian program of Jewish Family
Service. Details: (248) 592-2300,
Share informal outings with
Jewish parents of young adopted
children through Midwest
Adoptive Families. Details: (248)
Contact Dr. Charles Silow if there's
a Holocaust survivor who might
benefit from Yad b'Yad (Hand In
Hand), the friendly visitor program
of Jewish Family Service: (248)
Try the informal, yet traditional,
Pardes minyan, offering an inti-
mate and participatory daven-
ing experience, 9 a.m. Saturday, _
Jan. 17, at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek-West Bloomfield, B'nai
Israel Center, 4200 Walnut Lake
Road. (248) 681-4235.
Enjoy West Bloomfield Cong. Beth
Ahm's chicken soup dinner with
"add your own ingredients" bar:
vegetarian broth, matzo balls,
chicken, noodles and vegetables
after 6 p.m. services Friday, Jan.
23. Kids get chicken fingers and
fries. $15/adults; $9/ages 4-10;
age 3 and under are free. RSVP by
Jan. 21 to (248) 851-6880.
Gain insight into religious issues
at Stay and Learn on Shabbat,
following services and Kiddush
Saturdays, at Congregation
B'nai Moshe, 6800 Drake, West
Bloomfield. No charge. Drop-ins
welcome. (248) 788-0600.
Explore "Modern Jewish Art"
at Rabbi Aaron Bergman's lunch
and learn series, noon-1:15 p.m.
Wednesdays, Jan. 21-28, at
Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901
Middlebelt, Farmington Hills.
$10; includes lunch. Adult Study
Commission asks for RSVP by
Monday before each class. Sheila
Lederman: (248) 851-5100.
Find out the significance of each
Hebrew letter at Rabbi Leiby
Burnham's series, "The Mystical
Aleph Bet," 11-11:45 a.m. Sundays,
at Congregation Shir Tikvah, 3900
Northfield Parkway, Troy. Drop-ins
welcome at no charge. (248) 649-
Explore the Kabbalah with Rabbi
Elimelech Silberberg at Bais
Chabad Torah Center, 5595 W.
Maple, West Bloomfield. Ongoing
classes suitable for beginners and
more advanced students meet
8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30
a.m. Sundays. Details: bctc770®
aol.com . (248) 855-6170.
Consider the complex background
behind the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict at Rabbi Aaron Starr's
series "Of Isaac and Ishmael: A
Discussion," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays,
Jan. 22 and 29, at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek-West Bloomfield,
B'nai Israel Center, 4200 Walnut
Lake Road. Tuition: $25, $18
for CSZ member. Registration
required: (248) 357-5544.
Find out what's happening on J
Street, the dovish Israel lobby,
from recent intern and University
of Michigan senior Sarah Waldbott
Calendar on page C12
January 15 • 2009