Due Jan. 18
The Tikkun Olam Award
WHAT: Eight Over Eighty — The Tikkun Olam Award
Eight Over Eighty is an annual event at Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit
that honors eight senior adults, eighty years or older, who have dedicated their
time, talents and lives to our community.
Events in West Bloomfield,
Southfield and Detroit.
nited We Walk, an annual
event in West Bloomfield
where students, residents and
community leaders come together to
celebrate the life and contributions of
the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will
be held Sunday, Jan. 17. The walk, pro-
gram, dialogues and candlelight vigil
will be at West Bloomfield High School.
This year marks the 16th anniversa-
ry of this community-based multicul-
tural celebration. The official obser-
vance of King's birthday is Monday,
Jan. 18, which is being promoted as a
day of community service.
The Peace Walk begins at 3 p.m.
along Orchard Lake Road. Students
of all ages, adults and organizations
are encouraged to create banners to
carry that celebrate "United We Can."
Participants will be provided hot bev-
erages and a light lunch. Free parking
is available at the high school.
This year's button for the event is
designed by WBHS student David
Kakos. Student participation includes
"written expression" competitions,
with winners reading their work at the
program. Entertainment will be pro-
vided by student groups.
"We are very proud that West
Bloomfield has been the catalyst for a
number of surrounding communities
to start their own celebrations of MLK
day,' said Hertha Woodruff, a founding
member of United We Walk.
Southfield will host its 25th annual
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Peace Walk Celebration beginning at
9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Hope
United Methodist Church, 26275
Northwestern Highway. The walk
begins at 10:15 a.m.
An 11 a.m. program at the
Southfield Pavilion, located in the
Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000
Evergreen Road, will feature remarks
from Southfield Mayor Brenda
Lawrence, civil rights activist the
Rev. Dr. Jesse Douglas and Kwame
L. Abernathy, son of the late civil
rights leader Dr. Ralph D. Abernathy.
Exhibits will include one by Temple
Emanu-El, Oak Park.
The program will feature musi-
cal performances from the Zamir
Chorale of Metropolitan Detroit led
by Cantorial Solist Penny Steyer
of Temple Shir Shalom in West
Bloomfield, the United Voices of
Detroit and the Southfield-Lathurp
High School Madrigals as well as
dance performances by the Sun-
mi Choi Dancers, Hindu Temple
Rhythms and North American Indian
Association of Detroit Dance Troupe.
The MLK Community Service Award
winner will be honored and the Liberty
Bell will be rung by the Southfield
Special Olympics Team. The Celebration
of Diversity Taste Fest will follow.
WHY: To recognize eight senior adults for their lifetime achievements
WHEN Sunday, May 16, 2010, BRUNCH 11:00, CEREMONY 12:15
WHERE: Jewish Community Center West Bloomfield
Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
How to Nominate:
Do you know a deserving
older adult who...
• Is at least 80 years old?
• Has been a long-standing
volunteer in the community?
• Is active and volunteering today?
• Is dedicated to maintaining
strong Jewish values?
• Is an inspiring leader or mentor
in the community?
Write or email JSL describing the worthiness
of the nominee. Please include (as applicable):
• Name and age of nominee
• Duration of volunteer service
• Involvement in Jewish organizations and causes
• Leadership positions held
• Current accomplishments
• Letters and newspaper articles supporting nominee's
• Explain how the nominee's long-standing activities
exemplify a commitment to the Jewish value of
Tikkun Olam (Repairing The World).
Nominations are due by January 18, 2010.
Mail or email nominations to:
Honorees will be inducted into the Senior Adult
Jewish Hall of Fame at a community brunch held
during Older American's Month in May.
Proceeds go to:
The JSL Quality of Life Fund, which enriches the
lives of our residents.
Eight Over Eighty
Jewish Senior Life of Metro Detroit
6710 W. Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Pete Wurdock, Director of Communications
All People's Breakfast
Hear prosecutors Jessica Cooper of
Oalkand County and Kym Worthy of
Wayne County speak at the American
Jewish Committee and Detroit Urban
League's All People's Breakfast at 8
a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the Urban
League, 208 Mack, Detroit. Free. RSVP:
Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas
Gahr Stone provided written praise
on the book jacket of a recent
publication that accused Israel of
perpetrating a merciless massacre
and of willfully murdering civilians
en masse in Gaza in 2008.
Gahr Stone retreated from his
endorsement of the book and its
claims. He said he had offered
support because the authors are
known to him as humanitarian
- Allan Gale, Jewish Community
of Metropolitan Detroit
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