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Contact Dr. Charles Silow if there's a
Holocaust survivor who might benefit from
Yad b'Yad (Hand In Hand), the friendly visi-
tor program of Jewish Family Service: (248)
(248) 357-5544, firstname.lastname@example.org .
• Temple Shir Shalom, 3999 Walnut Lake
Road, West Bloomfield: Exchange Passover
recipes at a Sisterhood dinner 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24. (248) 737-8700.
Deliver meals to clients in Oakland County
through National Council of Jewish Women's
Kosher Meals on Wheels program. Both
regular drivers and subs are needed. (248)
Participate in the Shabbat Song Circle
every Saturday at Congregation Beth Ahm,
5075 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. Offered
during Kiddush following morning services,
12:15-12:45 p.m., and before Minchah, 4-4:25
p.m. Nancy Kaplan: (248) 737-1931, nancyel-
Interact with seniors while working in stores
operated by Jewish Apartments & Services
at its buildings in Oak Park and West
Bloomfield. Volunteer during morning hours
only. Michal Ram: (248) 592-1104, mram@
Become a mentor to an at-risk youth in
Oakland County through Mentor Connection,
a non-sectarian program of Jewish Family
Service. Details: (248) 592-2300, www.men-
Lead an hour-long Shabbat service Friday
afternoons at Lahser Hills Care Centre,
25300 Lahser, Southfield. Chaplain Evelyn:
(248) 354-3222, ext.130.
Holidays / Shabbat
Get ready for Passover:
• Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901
Middlebelt, Farmington Hills: Let Rabbi
Aaron Bergman and Community Educator
Ruth Bergman show you ways to prepare
an innovative seder tailored to your guests
9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 15. Singles, cou-
ples and families all welcome at free Pesach
Workshop. (248) 851-5100.
• Congregation Shaarey Zedek-West
Bloomfield, B'nai Israel Center, 4200 Walnut
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.
Participate in Rabbi Steven Rubenstein's
study group on "The Torah's Top 50 Ideas"
9-9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Congregation Beth
Ahm, 5075 W. Maple in West Bloomfield.
Details from Rabbi Rubenstein: (248) 851-
6880, email@example.com .
Focus on "reuse" and composting at a
discussion following services on "Green
Shabbat" 6 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Temple
Kol Ami, 5085 Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield. The Social Action Committee is
collecting gently used children's books for
Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy. (248)
661-0040, www.tkolami.org .
Have a Thanksgiving dinner at Shabbat 6
p.m. Friday, March 20. Vegetarian alterna-
tives available. $20 adult, $10 child. Cong.
Shir Tikvah, 3900 Northfield Parkway, Troy.
RSVP with payment due to office by March
12. (248) 649-4418.
Lake Road: Explore the four most-asked
questions about Passover at "4 Cups 4
Questions" with Rabbi Joseph Krakoff 7:30
p.m. Thursdays, March 19 and 26. Same
workshop held 9:45 a.m. Sunday, March 15,
at the Southfield synagogue at 27375 Bell
Road. Free. Details/RSVP to Karen Davis:
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 10:30 a.m. Sundays
Dance Up A Storm
Dance the hora at an all-ages Israeli folk
dancing party 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, March
22, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 14601 W.
Lincoln, Oak Park. Phillip Litt of Habonim
Dror will lead and teach dances. Co-hosts
Ameinu Detroit and the Beth Shalom
Cultural Commission will provide Israeli food
and space for non-dancers to play their own
card and board games. Prepaid reservations
due to Beth Shalom by March 19: $12
individual, $25 family; $15 and $30 at door.
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and 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Details:
firstname.lastname@example.org , (248) 855-6170.
Talk about prayer at Cantor Meir
Finkelstein's discussion, "Life is Short:
Pray Hard — The Structure and Secrets of
Jewish Liturgy," 11 a.m. Sunday, March 15,
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell
Road, Southfield. Free. RSVP to Karen Davis:
(248) 357-5544, email@example.com .
Explore the history of Greek Jews during
the Holocaust at a slide presentation 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, the Holocaust Memorial
Center, Zekelman Family Campus, 28123
Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. The
speaker is Mimis Cohen, M.D., a professor
of Surgery at University of Illinois and Mt.
Sinai Medical Center. Several Hellenic orga-
nizations co-sponsor. Free. (248) 553-2400,
Sign up for opportunities to learn from
Rabbi Tzvi Muller of Partners in Torah, both
at the West Bloomfield JCC:
• A Taste of Mussar: His final talk for the
Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment
Brunch & Learn Series 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 15. Learn about the Mussar
movement, a centuries-old Jewish spiritual
practice that uses contemplation, text study,
journaling and other exercises to cultivate
positive character traits, at the JCC. Cost,
including brunch: $6 session. RSVP to SAJE
Director Adina Pergament: (248) 432-5470,
• "Just Say 'Know' to Judaism": Attend
the rabbi's talk, "Love is in the Ear," noon
Wednesday, March 18. Partners in Torah
presents the "Just Say 'Know' to Judaism"
lunch and learn series with these co-spon-
sors: JCC, Jewish Federation's Alliance for
Jewish Education, FedEd and the Yeshiva.
Cost, with lunch: $7. RSVP: (248) 583-2476,
Get insights on Israel:
• Moshe Feiglin: The founder and head
of the growing Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish
Leadership) movement within Israel's Likud
Party, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Young
Israel of Oak Park,15140 W.10 Mile. He will
speak on "Perspectives on Israel's Next 60
Years" 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at
Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt,
Farmington Hills. Free. www.jewishisrael.org .
• Yoav Raban: The community shaliach from
Federation's Partnership 2000 Region of
the Central Galilee will talk to Branch 11 of
Ameinu Detroit about the recent election
and young people's attitudes toward Israel
8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at a home in
Farmington. Free. RSVP: (248) 542-0290.
Come to a Mussar Weekend Friday-Sunday,
March 20-22, at venues in Ann Arbor.
Anthropologist/filmmaker Dr. Alan Morinis
will teach about the centuries-old Jewish
spiritual practice at Temple Beth Emeth,
Friday night; U-M Hillel, Saturday morning;
Beth Israel Congregation, Saturday after-
noon and evening; and JCC of Washtenaw
County, Sunday morning. Weekend cost:
$50, including vegetarian meals; $30 for
one day. Register by March 17: (734) 274-
Find out the significance of each Hebrew
letter at Rabbi Leiby Burnham's series, "The
Mystical Aleph Bet," 10-11:45 a.m. Sunday,
March 22, at Congregation Shir Tikvah,
3900 Northfield Parkway, Troy. Drop-ins wel-
come at no charge. (248) 649-4418.
Explore the wisdom in "48 Steps to
Conscious Living," the weekly drop-in lunch
and learn series with Rabbi Alon Tolwin of
Aish HaTorah, noon Thursdays at the Jewish
News, 29200 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield.
Kosher lunch: $8. (248) 948-9908, ext.1.
"Ask the Geek" at computer classes
10:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays, March 15-29,
at Congregation Beth Shalom, 14601 W.
Lincoln, Oak Park. The Men's Club sponsors
at no charge. Don Berlin: (248) 320-6260.
Pick up knowledge with your nosh at a
lunch and learn noon Monday, March 16, at
National Council of Jewish Women/Greater
Detroit Section, 26400 Lahser, Suite 306,
Southfield. Artist Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan
will present visuals of her work. $10 includes
lunch. RSVP: (248) 355-3300.
Pre-register for best choice of sessions at
"A Call to Wholeness" women's conference
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21,
at Oakland Community College's Orchard
Ridge Campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Road,
Farmington Hills. The campus Womencenter
sponsors. $35 charge includes lunch.
Registration/brochure: (248) 522-3642.
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advanced family research 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 22, at the Holocaust Memorial
Center, Zekelman Family Campus, 24123
Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. Pam
Smith demonstrates. Free for members
of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Michigan, $5 for guests. RSVP: programs@
jgsmi.org , www.jgsmi.org , (248) 496-1324.
Bring your entrepreneurial ideas to a small
business workshop sponsored by the orga-
nization Grow Small Business 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, at the Southfield Westin
Hote1,1500 Town Center. Details: (248) 766-
4970, firstname.lastname@example.org .