Answer medical questions at the
Sisterhood of Adat Shalom Synagogue
in Farmington Hills' "Ask the Adat
Shalom Doctors" 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
10. The panel consists of Drs. Neil
Brickman, gynecologist; Lenny Cetner
and Michael Dorman, dermatologists;
Joel Kahn, cardiologist; Jay Levinson,
gastroenterologist; Steven Stein, plas-
tic surgeon; and Jeffrey Weingarten,
urologist. No charge. Lisa Betman of
West Bloomfield is chair. All are wel-
come. RSVP: (248) 851-5100.
Learn from Shelley Shindler as she
leads a new six-week series of relax-
ing yoga sessions at Congregation
Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield, 5:30-
6:45 p.m. Wednesdays starting Nov.
11.Open to all. $60 for the series.
Financial assistance is available. RSVP
requested: (248) 661-8080, (248) 417-
8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Find solace at Hospice of Michigan's
"Hope After Loss" grief support semi-
nar for adults 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
11, at 43097 Woodward (just North
of Square Lake Road), Suite 102, in
Bloomfield Hills. No charge. RSVP:
Margie Martin, (248) 334-1323.
Hear Dr. Michele Borba, Today show
parenting expert, the keynote speaker
at Building Better Families through
Action's Parenting & Wellness Fair 9
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Bloomfield
Hills Lahser High School, 3456 Lahser,
Bloomfield Hills. Breakout sessions
begin at 10:45 a.m.; vendors available
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Advance tickets: $12 for
BBFA members; $15 for non-mem-
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bers; $20 at the door. Box lunches
are $8 with advance purchase. Onsite
childcare for ages 2-12 is $5 per child;
pre-registration is required. To pur-
chase tickets: (248) 341-6340 or www.
Donate new and used coats and
accoutrements Nov. 7-21 at Tapper's
Diamonds and Fine Jewelry and these
other retailers at Orchard Mall at
Maple and Orchard Lake Road in West
Bloomfield: Maria's Bridal Couture,
Yoga Shelter, Frameable Faces
Photography, Eleganza Boutique, Guys
N Gals, Gotta Dance, Massage Envy,
the Beauty Lounge, Nancy's Linens
and Toys! Toys! Toys!
Do your part at the Temple Shir
Shalom annual Blood Drive 9 a.m.-3
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Corners,
2075 Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield. RSVP: Merryl Schwartz,
(248) 932-5199, email@example.com .
Drive through and drop off donations
of used books, books on tape, records,
video, CDs and DVDs at Bookstock's
Colossal Collection Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15, at Bloomfield Plaza,
on the southwest corner of Maple
and Telegraph, Bloomfield Township.
Tax receipts will be provided. Also,
volunteers are needed for sorting 10
a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday through
March 31. For information, call (248)
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with Alzheimer's Disease or a related
diagnosis. The evening meeting is open
to caregivers of all older adults. There
is no charge, but those interested in
attending are asked to call the facili-
tator to RSVP. The meetings are for
caregivers only; onsite respite during
the daytime meeting may be available
and must be arranged in advance.
• JVS (29699 Southfield Road,
Southfield): Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1:30-
3:30 p.m. RSVP: Dorothy Moon, at
• Jewish Senior Life, Fleischman
Residence (6710 W. Maple, West
Bloomfield): Thursday, Nov. 12, 2-4
p.m.; Monday, Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. RSVP:
Fran Cook, (248) 592-5032.
645-7840, ext. 365, or visit www.
The National Council of Jewish
Women, Greater Detroit Section, and
Kadima, a nonprofit mental health
agency, present Project Friendship,
which holds Sunday brunches, activi-
ties and field trips for Kadima clients.
Volunteers are needed. Events are
alternate Sundays, Nov. 15, Dec. 6 and
Dec. 20 at Kadima Activity Center,
15999 W.12 Mile, Southfield. RSVP:
(248) 355-3300, Ext. 0. Chairs are
Barbara Berger and Bunny Cooper.
Interact with senior residents while
working in the Jewish Senior Life
(JSL) building's stores, cafes and
gift shops in Oak Park and West
Bloomfield. Become a friendly visitor,
help at activities, field trips or games.
Contact: Michal Ram (248) 592-1104,
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Attend a Kabbalat Shabbat service
paying tribute to the Jewish War
Veterans, 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at
Adat Shalom Synagogue, Farmington
Hills. Allen Olender of West Bloomfield
arranged the program and Jewish Boy
Scouts will take part. (248) 851-5100.
Attend a special Shabbat celebration
at Birmingham Temple in Farmington
Hills: The Einstein Club, 7:30 p.m.,
Friday, Nov. 6, with guest speakers,
Hear Moscow-born classical pianist Vladimir Feltsman 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit
at the Seligman Performing Arts Center at Detroit Country
Day School, 22305 W.13 Mile, Beverly Hills. In 1979, at age
27, Feltsman applied to leave the Soviet Union because of his
discontent with the government control of the arts. It took
him eight years of artistic exile and fighting, but he arrived in
the U.S. in 1987 and performed soon thereafter at the White
House. Tickets: $43-$75; students $25. (248) 855-6070 or
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Tepley and Jeffrey Loeb. They will talk
about their research and other topics.
Information: (248) 477-1410 or www.
Have fun at the Havdalah Workshop
featuring the StarLab Planetarium
10:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Southfield. Embark on a journey
through the sky and create a fam-
ily Havdalah set. Parents welcome.
Information: Megan Rappaport, Jewish
family educator, (248) 357-5544.
Learn all you "knead" to know about
the art of baking and braiding challah
with Zeesy Silberberg and the Jewish
Women's Circle. Take home your own
challah and recipes; 7:30 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 9, at the home of Anne Lehmann,
5935 St. James, West Bloomfield. $18.
RSVP, information: Zeesy®baischabad.
corn, (248) 865-1541 or
Bring you kids to Temple Kol Ami's
Family Shabbat Service 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13, geared to families
with preschool-6th graders. Sing fun
Shabbat tunes and hear "thank you,
God letters" that the West Bloomfield
temple's 4th-6th graders wrote. All are
welcome. For information, call (248)
661-0040 or visit www.tkolami.org .
Get the Family Shabbat Experience
on Friday, Nov. 13, at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek. Southfield. Dinner at
6 followed by author M. Gary Neuman
speaking to adults on "Talking to Your
Children During These Tough Economic
Times," with separate children's activi-
ties. Dinner: $15/adults, $7/ children.
RSVP by Nov. 9 to Karen Davis, (248)
357-5544, ext. 60, or kdavis@
shaareyzedek.org . Hear Neuman again
at a lunch & learn 12:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov.14, speaking on "How to Make a
Enjoy the beauty of Shabbat in down-
town Detroit 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.
Join with the Downtown Synagogue's
chavurah of fellowship for a Kabbalat
Shabbat service with an emphasis
on singing followed by a torah study.
Designed for those who don't regularly
attend services as well as experienced
worshipers. Location is 1457 Griswold
(at Clifford). Information: (313) 399-
corn; or www. downtownsynagogue.org .
Attend SYNergy Shabbat at Adat
Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills,
• Friday's program begins with ser-
vices at 5 p.m. and buffet dinner at
6:15 p.m. Following dinner, Leonard
Slatkin, music director of the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra, speak on "From
Hollywood to Detroit With Love." There
is a food charge for those at dinner:
RSVP by Nov.13: (248) 851-5100 or
Calendar on page 48
Skullcaps & Bones
Keren Alpert, Temple Beth El's rabbinic associate,
continues this year's "Lunar Learn" and "Lunch and
Learn" series with "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean."
Many early pirates and explorers of the New World
descended from Jews who had fled Spain following the
Inquisition. On new shores, they were happy to find
trade and even happier to attack ships from their former
tormentors. Learn about them and the pirate rabbi, among
others. Lunar Learn will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
18 at the Bloomfield Township temple; Lunch and Learn is
at noon Thursday, Nov.19. No charge. To register, call the
Religious School office, (248) 865-0612.
November 5 * 2009