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ARTS & CULTURE
Attend "The Art of the Artist's
Book" opening reception 5-8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8, at Oakland University
Art Gallery on the Rochester campus.
The exhibit runs through April 4 and
features one-of-a-kind books by 25
contemporary artists including the
local artist Lynne Avadenka. (248)
370-3005 or Oakland.edu/ouag.
See "Fresh Perspective: Five
Free Exhibits" at the Birmingham
Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S.
Cranbrook Road, Birmingham. Opening
6-8 p.m. Jan 8. Runs through Feb
12. (248) 644-0866 and visiting
The West Bloomfield JCC's Janice
Charach Gallery will open its new free
exhibit, "Under the Watchful Eye: The
Chamsah Project," at 1 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 10. The exhibit of the good-luck
symbol by artists nationwide runs
through March 7. Hours: Monday-
Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday
10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m.
Information, Terri Stearn: (248) 432-
5579 or email@example.com .
Attend the Frankel Jewish Academy's
Evening of the Arts, a showcase of
students' ceramics, painting, drawing
and functional art creations, followed
by a performance by FJA's choir and
musical ensemble 7-8:30 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 11, at the West Bloomfield JCC.
Refreshments by the culinary arts stu-
dents. (248) 592-5263.
Youth and their families are invited
to celebrate Martin Luther King Day
on Jan. 18 with a free concert by the
diverse quartet, Singers of United
Lands (SOUL). RSVP by Jan.14:
Deborah Huerta at the Ann Arbor
JCC, (734) 971-0990 or deborah-
West Bloomfield noon Thursday, Jan.
14, for a lunch by Kosher Too Catering,
and hear Rabbi Steven Rubenstein
discuss the book Have A Little Faith
by Mitch Albom. $15. Sponsored by
Sisterhood and open to all, men and
women. RSVP by Jan.11: Joanne Bellet,
(248) 851-8379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pomegranate Guild of
Southeastern Michigan, a group
that studies and creates needle-
work with Judaic themes, will meet
1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Prentis
Apartments on the Jewish Community
Campus in Oak Park. Guest speaker
will be Jan Jacobs, a fiber artist and
quilting expert. At 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
14, Rheada Kellso will lead a workshop
on Passover crafts at Adat Shalom
Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Judy
Galperin, (248) 661-5337.
CINEMA 6, STAGE
See The Last Five Years, directed by
Frannie Shepherd-Bates with musical
direction by Michael Fiedler, weekends
of Jan. 1-23, at the Furniture Factory,
4126 Third, Detroit 48201. Presented
by Magenta Giraffe Theatre, the play
portrays the life, love and demise of
a relationship between actress Cathy
and writer Jamie. Tickets: (313) 408-
7269, www.magentagiraffe.org .
Congregation Beth Ahm and the
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit will host Lt. Gov. John D.
Cherry for a panel discussion review-
ing his investment mission to Israel
at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at the
synagogue, 5075 W. Maple, West
Bloomfield. As a result of his trip, two
Israeli companies involved in water
resources technology committed to
pilot projects in Michigan. Also on the
panel will be Federation CEO Scott
Kaufman and Ron Perry, executive
director of Michigan-Israel Business
Bridge. Free. Information: (248) 851-
6880 or email@example.com .
Shaarey Sisterhood Sisterhood invites
the community to see Defiance about
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied
Eastern Europe who join Russian
resistance fighters and build a vil-
lage to protect themselves and about
1,000 Jewish non-combatants. Shown
in Southfield at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 13. Sisterhood members, $2; non-
members, $3. (248) 357-5544.
COMEDY & MUSIC
Pro Musica of Detroit presents young
pianist Nareh Arghamanyan 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15, at the Max M. Fisher
Music Center in Detroit. $45 (313) 576-
5111 or www.detroitsymphony.com .
The 2010 Walk for Israel planning
committee will meet noon-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Temple Shir
Shalom in West Bloomfield. The walk
will be noon Sunday, May 2, at the
temple. Organizations and individuals
are invited to help plan or co-spon-
sor the walk, or to promote it to
their membership. RSVP: Mark Segel,
firstname.lastname@example.org or (248)
208-2773; or Andre Douville andre@
shirshalom.org or (248) 737-8700.
Web site: www.walkforisrael.org .
Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings'
Artist/filmmaker Matthew Barney
will speak 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13,
at Detroit Institute of Arts' inaugural
Reva Taubman Stocker Memorial
Lecture. A "free pass," obtained at
must be presented at the door. Reva
Taubman Stocker was patron of edu-
cational efforts with a keen interest
in the visual arts. She created her
endowment fund for lectures in con-
Learn how to turn snapshots into
works of art with photographer Marji
Silk 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at
Bloomfield Township Public Library,
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills.
RSVP: Carol Mueller, (248) 642-5800,
ext. 112, or www.btpl.org .
Come to Congregation Beth Ahm in
January 7 = 2010
Nightnotes concert Go for Baroque will
feature Detroit Symphony Orchestra
players Donald Baker (oboe) and
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy (violin)
playing music from the 17th and 18th
centuries 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at
Hagopian World of Rugs, 850 S. Old
Woodward, Birmingham. $20; $10 for
students: $5 more at door. (248) 559-
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Hear photographer Monte Nagler
speak on his book Photography Around
the World 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 13, U-M Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Library, 920 North University, Gallery/
Room 100, Ann Arbor. Free. (734) 615-
6477 or www.lib.umich.edu/university-
michigan - press/events/monte-nagler-
As we begin reading the Book of Exodus
this Shabbat, here are three places to learn
more about our liberation from slavery:
• Partners in Torah presents a lunch and
learn series with Rabbi Leiby Burnham,
co-sponsored by Federation's Alliance for
Jewish Education, FedEd and Yeshiva Beth
Yehudah. Classes are noon-1 p.m. Thursdays
at Yeshiva Beth Yehudah, 15751 W. Lincoln,
Southfield. This month's topics: Jan. 7,
"Slavery Begins"; Jan. 14, "A Leader is
Chosen"; Jan. 21, Plagues Start coming";
Jan. 28, "Second Helping of Plagues." $7
per class. RSVP: 248-JUDAISM.
• Lifelong learners are invited to a Shabbat
afternoon of study, prayer and song at Congregation Beth Ahm, West
Bloomfield, 12:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, focusing on Exodus and taught
by Rabbi Steven Rubenstein and others. This is part of Beth Ahm's Shabbat
Limud programming, which offers ongoing in-depth Shabbat learning. RSVP
for food: $10 covers lunch and afternoon refreshments. Classes free to walk-
ins. Nancy Kaplan (248) 737-1931 or e-mail
• Keren Alpert, Bloomfield Township-based Temple Beth El's rabbinic associ-
ate, will speak on "Moses and All His Mishegas," an exploration of his flaws
and strengths and what can be learned from this less-than-perfect leader.
Lunar Learn meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13; Lunch and Learn will be noon
Thursday, Jan. 14. Free. RSVP: (248) 865-0612.
ing and search skills. (248) 548-6664.
Detroit Free Press columnist, Brian
Dickerson, will speak on the local
scene at Temple Beth El Brotherhood's
Sunday Breakfast Jan. 17. Eat at 9
a.m.; program at 9:40. $3 per person
or $5 per couple at door for food; no
charge for program. Barbara Grant:
(248) 851-1100, ext. 3149.
B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region
launches its 35th basketball sea-
son Sunday, Jan. 17, at Walled Lake
Central High. Join as an individual or
a team: Marty Melton, (248) 921-1539.
National Council of Jewish Women/
Greater Detroit Section's Council
Thrift will host an event for job seek-
ers, Dress for Success, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 3297 W.12 Mile,
Berkley. Free, open to all; no RSVP
needed. Get tips on resumes, network-
The JCC's Center Travel will host
trips this winter and spring, includ-
ing a cruise to Italy, Greece, Israel
and Egypt, Jan. 20-31; Costa Rica
cruises, Feb. 8-18 and Feb. 9-16; and
day trips to see Boeing, Boeing at
the Meadowbrook Theatre on Jan.
20, a Coffee Concert at the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 5, the
Wizard of Oz at the Fisher Theatre on
Feb.11 and the Ballet Hispanico on Feb.
12. Information: call (248) 432-5471,
e-mail Marilyn Wolfe at mwolfe®jccdet.
org , or visit www.jccdet.org .
EVENTS THAT HELP
Tee off at the Fourth Annual JCC
Michigan-Florida Golf Classic on
Tuesday, March 9, at the Westchester
Country Club in Boyton Beach, Fla. The
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