HEALTH / SUPPORT
Attend monthly support group
open to caregivers of adults with
Alzheimer's or a related diagnosis
5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at JVS,
29699 Southfield Road, Southfield.
Sponsored by Dorothy & Peter Brown
Jewish Community Adult Day Care
Program. No charge to attend, but
RSVP appreciated to facilitator
Dorothy Moon, Southfield: (248) 233-
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Join weekly support group offered by
National Council of Jewish Women if
you're a family with children adjusting
to living in a single-parent house-
hold, in a stepfamily or experiencing
another significant family-life change.
Starts 7-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at
the Birmingham Temple, 28611 W.12
Mile, Farmington Hills. Monday series
continues through March 8, except
Feb.15. Materials charge only: $10.
Registration: (248) 355-9936.
Be a personal shopper, help tag, hang
and sort, or help decorate and dis-
play items at NCJW Council Thrift
Shops in Royal Oak and Berkley. Maria
Horwitz: (248) 646-2800 or marlahor-
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,
HOLIDAYS / SHABBAT
Take part in Adat Shalom Synagogue's
SYNergy Shabbat Weekend featuring
actress, writer and director Vanessa
Hidary, "The Hebrew Mamita," on
Friday evening, Jan. 15. She wrote
Culture Bandit, a solo show that
chronicles her coming of age during
the golden age of Hip-Hop. At 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16, Ruth Bergman will
hold a session titled "Lilith: Demon or
Heroine?" (248) 851-5100 or info®
Hear Rev. Kenneth James Flowers,
pastor of Greater New Mt. Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church and
longtime supporter of the Rabbi B.
Benedict and Ada S. Glazer Institute,
at Shabbat services 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 15, and 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 16, at Temple Beth El, 7400
Telegraph, Bloomfield Township. These
Glazer Institute Memorial Lectures
on Judaism for Catholic, Protestant,
Eastern Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish
clergy, as well as all worshippers, are
presented in celebration of Martin
Luther King Jr. Day. Free. Barbara
Grant: (248) 851-1100, ext. 3149.
See what's happening at Temple
Emanu-E1,14450 W.10 Mile, Oak Park.
King Day, Monday:
• Teens can join interfaith
celebration 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jan. 18, at Southfield
municipal complex, 26000
Evergreen. Volunteer on
own, or through Temple
Emanu-El: (248) 967-4020.
• Come for a movie, music,
dance, and discussions on
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Try the "Come As You Are Yoga"
series 5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, at
Cong. Beth Ahm, 5075 W. Maple, West
Bloomfield. There is a charge; five
weeks left. Instructor is congregation
member Shelley Shindler: (248) 661-
8080, email@example.com .
Parents, get strategies for
"Nurturing the Parent-Teacher-Child
Relationship" from Marc R. Hirsch,
Ph.D, of Walnut Lake Preschool 7
p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Bloomfield
Township Public Library, 1099 Lone
Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302.
Free, but register with Youth Room:
(248) 642-5800, www.btpl.org .
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Jan. 18, at Farmington
Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile,
Farmington Hills. (248) 848-4307.
• Hear prosecutors Jessica Cooper and Kym Worthy at American Jewish
Committee and Detroit Urban League's All People's Breakfast 8 a.m. Jan.
18, at the Urban League, 208 Mack, Detroit. RSVP: (248) 646-7686.
•Anniversary Shabbat: Annual wor-
ship service will feature the old Union
Prayer Book and pipe organ 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15. A leaf on the Tree of
Life will be dedicated to honor Davis
Gloff for his service with the Temple
• Havdalah gathering: Casual evening
will feature temple musicians 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16. No cost, but par-
ticipants asked to bring an appetizer,
bottle of wine/juice, Havdalah set and
canned food donation. RSVP by Jan.15.
Let Emory (Atlanta) University
Professor Jeffrey Lesser explain "How
Jews Became Japanese: Some Not-
So-Tall Tales of Brazilian Ethnicity"
12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at 5055
Woodward, Room 10302, on Wayne
State University campus. Cohn-
Haddow Center for Judaic Studies is
main sponsor. (313) 577-2679; www.
Hear military historian Prof. Tom
Collier speak on "Israeli Wars from the
Earliest Settlements to the Present: A
Historical Perspecitve" 8 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 18, at Birmingham Temple in
Farmington Hills. Free (248) 477-1410.
Take in programs at Congregation Beth
Ahm, 5075 W. Maple, West Bloomfield.
Details from Nancy Kaplan: (248) 737-
1931, firstname.lastname@example.org .
• The Challenge of Modernity: 7:30-9
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Prof. Howard
Lupovitch will draw his lecture from
his new book, Jews and Judaism in
World History. $15 at the door.
• The Eternal Light: A Historical
Retrospective:1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
20. The one-hour documentary by
the Jewish Theological Seminary with
Theo Bikel, Marion Seldes, Elie Wiesel
and others. Free; drop-ins welcome.
Join Partners in Torah for its Exodus-
themed lunch-and-learns featuring
Rabbi Leiby Burnham, noon-1 p.m.
Thursdays, at Yeshiva Beth Yehudah,
15751 W. Lincoln, Southfield. Topics:
"Plagues Start Coming," Jan. 21;
"Second Helping of Plagues," Jan. 28.
$7 per class. RSVP: 248-JUDAISM.
See Lev Raphael reading from his
memoir My Germany: A Jewish
Writer Returns to the World His
Parents Escaped, 2 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 23, at the Detroit Public Lbrary,
5201 Woodwward. Free. (313) 833-
1470; www. levraphael.com or www.
Hear Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen illu-
minate terrifying political and social
realities in his talk, "Step Forward:
A Strategy for Facing Crises: Both
Global and Personal" 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Oak Park
JCC. Presentation of Seminars for
Adult Jewish Enrichment. Upcoming:
Dr. Susannah Heschel, "Moral Grandeur
and Spiritual Audacity: The Legacy
of Abraham Joshua Heschel," 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at West
Bloomfield JCC. $10 each; check pay-
able to JCC and sent to SAJE, 6600
W. Maple, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.
Charge by phone: (248) 432-5692.
Attend a talk by WSU History Prof.
Aaron B. Retish on "The Many Histories
of Russia's Jews: From the Shtetl
to Trotsky" noon, Tuesday, Jan. 26,
at Cohn-Haddow's Judaica Research
Center, 2311 Faculty/Aministration
Bldg., 656 W. Kirby, Detroit. RSVP by
Jan. 25: (313) 577-2679.
Attend Federation's FedEd new classes:
Inside the Rabbinic Mind with Rabbi
Rod Glogower.14-week class began
this week 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays or 7
p.m. Wednesdays. $190. Senior dis-
count available for this class only.
• And the Moral of the Story is ... The
Bible, Morality and You! with Dr. Cobi
Sacerdoti meets eight weeks 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays beginning Jan. 21. $130.
• Jewish Woman — Ancient Traditions,
Modern Voices: Sexuality and Intimacy
with Ruth Bergman meets for seven
weeks 10 a.m. Mondays at JCC in West
Bloomfield beginning Jan. 25. $110.
• The Changing Face of Israel:
Contemporary Issues in the Promised
Land with Prof. Howard Lupovitch
meets for seven weeks 7 p.m.
Tuesdays beginning Jan. 26. $110.
Call (248) 642-4618 for information.
Explore the Kabbalah with Rabbi
Elimelech Silberberg at his ongoing
classes based on classical and con-
temporary esoteric texts 10:30 a.m.
Sundays and 8:30 p.m. Thursdays,
at Bais Chabad Torah Center, 5595 W.
Maple, West Bloomfield. Details: (248)
855-6170 or email@example.com .
Aish HaTorah's "48 Steps to Wisdom":
•Keter Torah Synagogue, 5480
Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield:
7 p.m. Mondays. Free. (248) 565-2757,
• Detroit Jewish News, 29200
Northwestern Hwy., noon Thursdays.
$8. RSVP: (248) 948-9908, ext.1.
See Mara Staller Starr of Oak Park
discuss how she lost 140 pounds over
two years and kept it off when she joins
Florine Mark of Weight Watchers Inc.
on "Ask Florine" 7 p.m. Monday, Jan.
18, during the WXYZ-Channel 7 News.
Starr's new habits, including exercise,
have influenced her husband and three
daughters to adopt healthy lifestyles.
Get perspective on Iraq War from
retired Army Brig. Gen. Donald
Schenk 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19,
at Cong. Shaarey Zedek-B'nai Israel
Center, 4200 Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield. Free. RSVP: gail2@shaar-
eyzedek.org , (248) 357-5544, ext. 32.
Attend slide show on one-room
schoolhouses 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
24, at Oakland County Pioneer and
Historical Society, 405 Cesar E.
Chavez, Pontiac, MI 48342. Donations.
(248) 338-6732, www.ocphs.org .
Hear a concert of favorite songs
with entertainer Avy Schreiber 1 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15, at the Oak Park JCC.
Free. The Active Life: (248) 967-4030.
Enjoy the Ambassadors of Temple Beth
El's luncheon noon Tuesday, Jan. 19, at
the Bloomfield Twp. temple. Cantorial
Soloist Rachel Gottlieb Kalmowitz will
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