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A Taste Of Melton
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit's Alliance for Jewish Education
will hold a Florence Melton Adult
Mini-School "Taste of Melton" infor-
Sample lessons will be held 7-8:30
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Max
M. Fisher Federation Building, 6735
Telegraph, Bloomfield Twp., and 9:30-
11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Jewish
Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Melton instructors will teach the
sample lessons and Melton Adult
Mini-School Director Judy Loebl will
The Florence Melton Adult Mini-
school is open to any member of the
Jewish community. The two-year
course meets weekly for 30 weeks per
year. Faculty encourage group discus-
sion and exploration of ideas.
Traditional Melton \%-ill meet on
Wednesday evenings at the Max M.
Fisher Federation Building, Thursday
mornings at Jewish Community
Center or Thursday evenings at
Temple Israel in West Bloomfield.
Melton PEP (Parent Education
Program for parents with children
newborn to sixth grade) will meet
Monday mornings at Hillel Day School
of Metropolitan Detroit in Farmington
Hills. The new Melton, Melton YAD,
(for young adults ages of 21-41) will
meet on Monday evenings at Adat
Shalom Synagogue, Farmington Hills.
The Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit is offering partial
scholarships and payment plans. For
information. contact Judy Loebl, (248)
642-4618, or Loebl@jfmd.org .
For information on the Florence
Melton Adult Mini-School or for res-
ervations for "Taste of Melton," contact
(248) 205-2557, Bronsteingifmd.org
Keter Torah Board
Keter Torah Synagogue in West
Bloomfield elected new board and
executive board members. President is
Ricky Behar; vice president, N1enashe
Shemesh; treasurer, Salomone Castro;
past president, Isaac Benezra.
Directors are Ben Gross, Paul Jacobs,
Laurette Levadi, Andree Nordan, Eli
Rashty, Mordechai Yehuda. Volunteer
chazzanim are David Soleimani„kvie
Benaderet, Isaac Benezra, Eli Rashtv;
gabbai is Mordechai Yehuda.
Keter Torah, 92 years old, is the
state's only Sephardic-based syna-
gogue. Behar is a third generation
president. Online: www.ketertorah.us .
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Congregation Beth El
2525 Mark Ave., Windsor, (519) 969-2422.
Rabbi: Jeffrey Ableser. Cantor: Marci
Shulman. Services: 5:45 p.m. the first and
last Friday of the month; 8 p.m. intermedi-
Alexis Marie Bowen, daughter of Karen and
Jason Bowen; Emily Ruth Berris, daugh-
ter of Karen and Joshua Berris; Charlie
Albert Frank, son of Mikki and Ivan Frank;
Madeline Drew Koenig, daughter of Jamie
Kohen and Jason Koenig.
Temple Beth El
Temple Kol Ami
7400 Telegraph, Bloomfield Township,
48301, (248) 851-1100. Rabbi: Daniel
B. Syme. Rabbinic associate: Keren
Packman Alpert. Cantorial soloist: Rachel
G. Kalmowitz. Services: Friday 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m.
5085 Walnut Lake, West Bloomfield,
48323, (248) 661-0040. Rabbi: Norman T.
Roman, Rabbi emeritus: Ernst J. Conrad.
Soloist: Tiffany Steyer. Services: Friday 6
p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Temple Beth El (Flint)
5150 Calkins, Flint, 48532, (810) 720-
9494. Rabbi: Karen Companez. Cantorial
soloist: Aleksander Chernyak. Services:
Friday 8 p.m. unless the first Friday of the
month; call for details; High Holiday ser-
vices; lvriah religious and Hebrew school.
Web: templebethelflint.org .
Temple Beth El (Midland)
2505 Bay City Road, Midland, 48642.
Lay service twice monthly. Contact Stuart
Bergstein, (989) 835-4822.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
1924 Coolidge, East Lansing 48823, (517)
351-3570. Rabbi: Amy Bigman. Rabbi
Emeritus: Morton Hoffman. Cantorial solo-
ist: Pamela Schiffer, Services: Friday 8 p.m.
(7 p.m on the second Friday of the month),
Saturday 9 a.m.
Temple Shir Shalom
3999 Walnut Lake, West Bloomfield,
48323, (248) 737-8700. Rabbis: Dannel
Schwartz, Michael L. Moskowitz, Daniel
Schwartz. Cantorial soloist: Penny Steyer.
Services: Friday 6:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.
Temple Beth Emeth
U - M Reform Chavurah
2309 Packard, Ann Arbor, 48104, (734)
665-4744. Rabbi: Robert D. Levy. Chazzan•
Ann Zibelman Rose. Services: Friday
5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat, 6:45 p.m. Family
Shabbat, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat services.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. chapel service (lay
lead), 10 a.m. sanctuary service.
1429 Hill St., Ann Arbor 48104, (734) 769-
0500. Regular Friday evening services
through the school year. Co-chairs: Shayna
Liberman, Stefanie Albowitz, Edi David,
Rebecca Kamil. Reformchairs07@-umich.edu .
Beth Isaac Synagogue
2730 Edsel Dr., Trenton, 48183, (734)
675-0355. Services: Friday 7:30 p.m.
Congregational leaders conduct services
throughout the year.
Temple Beth Israel
801 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson 49202,
(517) 784-3862. Rabbi: Jonathan V. Plaut.
Rabbi emeritus: Alan Ponn. Cantorial solo-
ist: Clara Silver. President: David Cwynar,
Services: Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.
the first Saturday of the month.
Temple B'nai Israel
Petoskey. Rabbinic Intern: Tami Elliott.
Monthly services at 7 p.m. Fridays. Call
Tom Johnson for details, (231) 487-1661.
Temple Emanuel (Grand Rapids)
1715 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, 49503, (616)
459-5976. Rabbi: Michael A. Schadick.
Services: Friday 6:15 p.m.
Temple Emanu El
Congregation Shir Tikvah
3900 Northfield Parkway, Troy, 48084,
(248) 649-4418. Rabbi: Arnie Sleutelberg.
Services: Friday 7:45 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
Friday, Arni and Paula Zalesin will lead the
service. Saturday, Paul Lefkowitz will lead
the service; Gayle Hirsch will chant Torah.
Tisha b'Av: Wednesday, July 29, 7 p.m. led
by Mike Pytlik.
2010 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, 48104,
(734) 213-8374. Rabbi: Elliot Ginsburg.
Affiliation: Alliance for Jewish Renewal.
Services: Friday night, monthly. Shabbat
morning the second and fourth Saturday
each month. Services are led by the rabbi
and other group leaders.
14450 W. 10 Mile, Oak Park, 48237, (248)
967-4020. Rabbi: Joseph P. Klein. Cantor:
Darcie Sharlein. Services: Friday 7 p.m.
The Birmingham Temple
5725 Walnut Lake, West Bloomfield,
48323, (248) 661-5700. Rabbis: Harold S.
Loss, Paul M. Yedwab, Joshua L. Bennett,
Marla Hornsten, Jennifer T. Kaluzny.
Cantor: Michael Smolash. Cantorial soloist:
Neil Michaels. Services: Friday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday 7:30
a.m. Sunday 9 a.m. Friday baby naming of
28611 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. 48334,
(248) 477-1410. Rabbi: Tamara Kolton.
Services: Friday 7:30 p.m.; monthly family
service 7 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. Shabbat
study. Sunday school, b'nai mitzvah pro-
gram, holiday observances. Rabbi's tish
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Jewish Cultural Society
2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor,
48108-2301, (734) 975-9872. First Friday
Shabbat observances, adult programs,
pre-school. Sunday school, b'nai mitzvah
program, High Holiday observances.
Jewish Parents Institute
JCC, 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield,
48322, (248) 661-1000. Director: Marilyn
Wolfe. Alternative cultural Jewish celebra-
tions; secular bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies;
adult programming; cultural Sunday school
from nursery through teen.
Sholem Aleichem Institute
28690 Southfield, Ste. 293, Lathrup Village,
48076, (248) 423-4406. President: Alva
Dworkin. Holiday observances; Friday night
oneg Shabbat; cultural events.
Workmen's Circle Arbeter Ring
JCC, 15110 W. Ten Mile, Oak Park, 48237,
(248) 432-5677. President: Arlene Frank.
Michigan district director: Ellen R. Bates-
Brackett. Secular and cultural holiday
observances. Shabbes potlucks, bar/bat
mitzvahs, educational and cultural pro-
gramming. Welcoming community, Jewish/
Yiddish culture, social justice.
Keter Torah Synagogue
5480 Orchard Lake Road, West
Bloomfield, (248) 681-3665. Services:
Friday at candlelighting. Saturday 9 a.m.,
5:45 p.m. Monday and Thursday 6 a.m.;
Thursday 9:15 p.m.
P.O. Box 251574, West Bloomfield,
48325, (248) 855-5007. Cantor: Ben-
Zion Lanxner. Services: Saturday 9 a.m.
Services held at Hadassah House, 5030
Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield.
Woodward Avenue Shul
25595 Woodward, Royal Oak, 48067,
(248) 399-6265. Directors: Rabbi Chanoch
Hadar and Tamar Hadar. Services: Friday,
5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.
6710 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, 48322,
(248) 661-2999. Rabbi: Avie Shapiro.
Services: Sunday-Thursday abbreviated
Minchah: 10 minutes before sunset, fol-
lowed by Maariv. Friday and Saturday,
Minchah 5 p.m.; Maariv 6:10 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Call to confirm times.
21100 W. 12 Mile, Southfield, 48076, (248)
386-1625. Services: During the school
year, morning services at 7:30 a.m.; after-
noon services at 2:40 p.m. The community