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January 07, 2010 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-01-07

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King Day Speaker

A Time To Tour

Rev. Flowers to preach at Beth El
as part of Glazer lectures.

Kol Ami slates Israel family trip.


he Rabbi B. Benedict and
Ada S. Glazer Memorial
Lectures on Judaism for
the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern
Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish
Clergy will bring together area
clergy and lay
people to enrich
understanding of
common values.
This year,
Temple Beth El will
couple the presen-
tation of the Glazer
Memorial Lectures
Rev. Flowers
with the celebra-
tion of Martin
Luther King Jr. Day (which this year
falls on Jan. 18).
Rev. Kenneth James Flowers, pas-
tor of Greater New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church and a
longtime supporter of the Glazer
Institute and champion for racial
justice, will be the guest speaker. The
lectures will be presented at Shabbat
services, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, and
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.
Flowers returned home to Detroit

in 1995 to assume his post at
Greater New Mt. Moriah.
In 1993, Flowers' work in
the arena of human rights led
to an invitation to become the
first African American to speak
at the World Trade Center in
Johannesburg, South Africa, where
he addressed 1,000 community
To build better relations between
blacks and other groups, he has
since traveled to Israel on four
occasions and to South Korea.
He has maintained close rela-
tionships with other black leaders,
including the late Coretta Scott
King, whom he helped bring to
Temple Beth El in 2000 for a com-
munity celebration.
Mark and Harriet Cooperman
are Glazer lecture chairs; Jerry and
Margo Kline are co-chairs.
The Glazer Memorial Lectures
are made possible through the
Merton and Beverly Segal and
Marvin and Peggy Novick Heritage
Endowment Gift. The community is
welcome. There is no charge.

Letters To
Our Soldiers
The Wells
Fargo Advisors
Hills office is
participating in
the Boy Scouts
of America's national "Letters to Our
Soldiers" campaign.
Financial advisors, client associates
and staff at the Farmington Hills office
of Wells Fargo & Co. wrote Christmas,
Chanukah and New Year cards for
wounded servicemen and women who
are recovering at both the National Naval
Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., and
the Walter Reed Army Medical Center at
Capitol Heights, Md.

Richard O'Connell, senior vice

president, branch manager, and Allen

Olender, managing director-investment

officer, Wells Fargo Advisors with

letters sent to wounded U.S. soldiers.


January 7 • 2010

Blood Donors Needed
Give blood at a drive sponsored by the
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,
Congregation Beth Ahm and Temple Kol
Ami 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Beth


abbi Norm Roman and his fam-
ily will lead a group to Israel next
summer on a flexible schedule that
will appeal to both first-timers and veterans.
Occasional separate staffed programs will be
arranged for children. Options will be provid-
ed for adults who might choose to visit rela-
tives or pursue some of their own cultural or
historical interests.
The basic itinerary will
include nine or 10 nights
lodging, daily Israeli
breakfast buffet, four
lunches and five dinners
as well as snacks and a
kiddush reception after
the bar/bat mitzvah cer-
Rabbi Roman
emony; eight or nine days
of guided touring, with
travel in an air-conditioned, private bus; all
activity and entrance fees, tipping in restau-
rants and hotels, and airport assistance.
The group is not flying together.
Participants can make their own flight
arrangements, use their own travel agent or
the temple's, use frequent flyer miles, plan
a stopover on the way or an extension after
the tour.
The itinerary will include a private group
bar/bat mitzvah ceremony in Jerusalem and
many unique activities, such as: touring the

Ahm, 5075 W. Maple, West Bloomfield.
Donors must be at least 17 years old,
in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs.
Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment
necessary. Or set an appointment time
at www.givelife.org (enter sponsor code
JFMD) or (800) 448-3543. For information,
call Tessa Goldberg at (248) 851-6880.

Jewish Women's
Circle first
annual gala
event celebrat-
ing the Jewish
Woman will
be Kineret in
Concert! Sunday,
Jan. 31, 7 p.m. at Kineret
Akiva Hebrew
Day School in Southfield. This concert is
for women and girls only. There also will
be a Chinese auction. Admission is $18 in
advance; $20 at door; students, $15.
The auction is raffling five $250 gift

Golan Heights by jeep, rafting on the Jordan
River, floating in the Dead Sea, tree plant-
ing,"Dig for a Day" at an active archaeologi-
cal site, People-to-People visits in Michigan
Jewry's Partnership 2000 Region and on a
kibbutz as well as hiking, scavenger hunts
and informal educational experiences for
all ages.
The trip will include several regions and
hotels: Aug. 1-3 will be in Tel Aviv at the
Carlton Hotel; Aug. 3-6, Kibbutz Hagoshrim
Guest House in the Galilee; Aug. 6-10, Dan
Panorama Hotel in Jerusalem.
Projected costs (based on a minimum of
15 paying participants) and not including
airfare are: $3,500 per person, double occu-
pancy, $4,600 single; $2,900 child as third
in room; $2,600 bar/bat mitzvah as third in
Payment may be made directly to
ARZAWorld Travel in NYC (1-888-811-
2812) or through Temple Kol Ami. For
information or to submit a deposit, contact
Rabbi Roman, rabbi@tkolami.org or (248)
As of December 2009, roundtrip air fare
Detroit/Tel Aviv for these dates was approxi-
mately $1,500, including taxes and fees.
The proposed touring itinerary is avail-
able upon request; call Temple Kol Ami for

certificates to popular chain stores. More
details online at www.baischabad.com .

Learn About Judiasm
Temple Israel in West Bloomfield will host
an Introduction to Judaism class dealing
with Jewish beliefs and practices, includ-
ing Jewish history, theology, liturgy, litera-
ture, culture and Israel.
Each class will be taught by one of the
rabbis or cantors giving a unique per-
spective on the topic of the evening. The
class is facilitated by Sheila Schiffer, who
will introduce the class to the basics of
Hebrew reading from 8-8:30 p.m.
The 11-week class will begin Tuesday,
Jan. 19, from 7- 8:30 p.m. Classes include
a Shabbat dinner, mock Passover seder
and a tour of the Holocaust Memorial
Museum in Farmington Hills.
Introduction to Judaism is open to
adults of all backgrounds. Cost is $130
per individual, or $150 per couple.

To register or learn more, contact the Tyner

Religious School, (248) 661-5725.

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