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Cross blood donor card or other form of
ID. Email Scott Hayes at MScottHayer@
aol.com or call the shul office: (248)
649-4418, ext. 0.
Give at the Temple Kol Ami Blood Drive
2-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. RSVP at
www.givelife.org , event code tka13. For
information, call (248) 661-0040 or e-
mail Melanie@tkolami.org .
Play Mah Jong with the Congregation
Beth Ahm Sisterhood in a new
group that will meet weekly starting
Tuesday, April 13, from 12:30-3 p.m.
A minimal cost of $1 per person per
week will cover snacks. Please bring
a current Mah Jong card and meet at
Congregation Beth Ahm, 5075 West
Maple Road in West Bloomfield. For
information or RSVP: contact Gail
Ellenbogen at (248) 626-4123 or gel-
Sample Israeli cuisine prepared by
Peter Julian, executive chef of Hiller's
Markets, and hear Justin Hiller talk
about the company's support for Israel
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Specialties
Showroom, 2800 W.11 Mile, Berkley.
Program sponsor is Eleanor Roosevelt
Group of Hadassah. Admission $10; will
be applied to cost of joining or upgrad-
ing to life membership. Check, payable
to Hadassah, due by April 9 to Gayle
Bialick, 28795 Carmel Court, Southfield
48076. (248) 354-8808.
Take a hike with the Jewish Hikers of
Michigan (JHOM) at 1 p.m. on Sunday,
April 18, at the U-M Saginaw Forest
Natural Reservation, about 10 minutes
from downtown Ann Arbor. Hike lasts
1.5-2 hours, for all levels. Information:
Eli Avny: (734) 883-9522, Rabbi Lisa
Delson of Temple Beth Emeth (734)
665-4744 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Commemorate Yom Hazikaron in honor
of Israel's fallen soldiers and victims
of terror, at a community-wide event
7:15 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the West
Bloomfield JCC. Sponsored by Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
Have fun learning about lkibana: the
Art of Japanese Flower Arranging
at a workshop 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April
20, at Hadassah House, 5030 Orchard
Lake Road, West Bloomfield. $10. RSVP
Barbara: (248) 353-0072.
At JWV Sports Night, hear David
Blatt, executive director of the
Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation
speak about his group's charitable
programs and hear previously inducted
athletes discuss their careers 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21, at Temple Beth El
in Bloomfield Township. Sponsored by
Pfc. Joseph L. Bale Post 4#474, Jewish
War Veterans of Michigan. Free. All
welcome. Information: Post Commander
Alan Nathan, (248) 515-5587.
Channel 7 Reporter, Cheryl Chodun,
will be the guest speaker at the
Thursday, April 22, Donor Dinner of
the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El. An
Stem Cell Research
Separate truth from myth at "Science,
Ethics, Questions and Hope: A Forum
on Stem Cell Research" at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21, at the West
Bloomfield JCC, 6600 W. Maple Road,
hosted by the Jewish Parents Institute
and the Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan Detroit. This community-
wide forum, moderated by Oakland
County Treasurer Andy Meisner,
will examine the political, scientific,
legislative, economic and ethical issues
surrounding stem cell research. The
panelists include State Rep. Ellen Cogen
Lipton, D-Huntington Woods; Ed Goldman, University of Michigan; Danny
Heumann, of Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research and Cures; Dr. Jack
Parent, neurologist at U-M Medical School; and Rabbi Yisrael Pinson, director
of the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House. Advance tickets are $10 for the
forum only, and $18 for the forum and a dessert reception. Tickets at the
door, for the forum only, are $15. Tickets and information: (248) 432-5472 or
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"Action News" reporter since 1988,
her incisive reporting has earned her
two Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow
Award. Chodun's topic will be "Behind
the Scenes of TV News." The 7:30 p.m.
will be preceded by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Prior to dinner, guests may browse
and buy at a variety of boutiques from
4:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $36 for
Sisterhood members and $42 for oth-
ers. Sisterhood Resource Line: (248)
851-1100, ext. 3135.
Jewish Women International, Galilee
Chapter, will hold its annual Mah
Jong Tournament at Congregation
B'nai Moshe in West Bloomfield on
Wednesday, April 28. Register at 6:15
p.m.; play at 6:45. Pre-registration is
$20; at the door is $25. Contact Leigh
Herskovic, (248) 737-8832 or (248)
Shop, taste, learn and live at the
Michigan International Women's Show,
April 29-May 2, at the Rock Financial
Showplace, in Novi. Show Hours:
Thursday 10 a.m.-p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-9
p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday
11am- 5pm. Adults; $9 at door, $8
online, $7.50 at Kroger locations. Youth
(6-12), $5; under 6 free with paying
adult. Friends Four Pack: 4 tickets for
$28; 5 tickets for $35 and additional
tickets ($7 each).
EVENTS THAT HELP
Donate your gently used clothing and
accessories to help women enter-
ing the work force at a Career Dress
Donation Drive hosted by Metro You
magazine, April 10-18 at various
locations throughout metro Detroit.
Clothing should be clean and on hang-
ers. Lotions, perfumes, hats, gloves,
purses, and jewelry also accepted.
Drop-off at Salon 59, Waterford; Time
Too Savor, Livonia; Barrels of Wine,
Walled Lake; PURE Salon and Day Spa,
Commerce Twp.; House of Bedrooms,
Bloomfield Hills; Lolly Ella Jewelry,
West Bloomfield; Time for Blinds, White
Lake; The Great Frame Up, Birmingham;
EmbroidMe, Farmington Hills; Esprit
Women's Health, Royal Oak; Sayag
Plastic Surgery Center, Troy; and
Uptown Body, Northville. For specific
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drop-off hours or more information:
(248) 920-6100 ext. 2237 or www.light-
HEALTH / SUPPORT
Join Congregation Beth Ahm's
Sisterhood at a meeting featuring Dr.
Amy Brode at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April
11,at Congregation Beth Ahm, 5075
West Maple Road in West Bloomfield.
Dr. Brode will speak about "Overactive
Bladder and Incontinence: There is
Help!" No charge. Refreshments will
be served. For information: (248) 851-
6880 or www.cbahm.org .
Attend a meeting of CHADD (Children
& Adults with ADD) on Monday, April
12, at Way Elementary School, 765 W
Long Lk Rd, just east of Telegraph in
Bloomfield Hills. Sign in 7 p.m., meet-
ing 7:30-9 p.m. The parent support
group will be led by Dr. Fran Parker,
who teaches CHADD's national par-
enting classes, and Dr. Arthur Robin,
author of a book on adolescence and
ADD. The adult group will hear Dr. Phil
Parker speaking on "Fine Tuning AD/
HD Medication in Adults: An Updated
Approach to Giving a Better Response
to a Given Patient." All meetings are
free to CHADD members, $5 donation
per non-member family. No one will be
turned away for lack of donation. For
information: (248) 988-6716 or www.
Meet other caregivers at monthly
support meetings sponsored by the
Dorothy and Peter Brown Jewish
Community Adult Day Care Program.
Tuesday, April 13,1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and
Tuesday, April 20, 5:30-7 p.m. at JVS,
29699 Southfield Road in Southfield.
For information or to RSVP call Dorothy
Moon: (248) 233-4392. Thursday, April
8, 2-4 p.m. and Monday, April 19, 7-9
p.m. at Fleischman Residence/Blumberg
Plaza, 6710 W. Maple Road in West
Bloomfield. For information or to RSVP
contact Fran Cook: (248) 592-5032.
Daytime meetings are for caregivers of
individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or
a related diagnosis. Evening meetings
open to caregivers of all older adults.
No charge. RSVP requested. Onsite
respite care may be available and must
be arranged in advance.
Share feelings of loss in a healing envi-
ronment at a Bereavement Support
Group, two Monday evenings a month,
April 12 and 26 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Sponsored by the Robert Sosnick
Family Life Center of Temple Israel,
5725 Walnut Lake Road in West
Bloomfield. Reservations required:
(248) 661-5700 or Elaine@temple-
Find support and encouragement at
"Together We Stand - Your Journey
Through Cancer," a drop-in group on
the second and fourth Wednesdays of
each month from 5-6:30 p.m., April
14 and 28. Sponsored by the Robert
Sosnick Family Life Center at Temple
Israel, in West Bloomfield. Reservations
required: (248) 661-5700 or Elaine@
Attend a six-week, non-sectarian
divorce support group for adults
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning
April 27, at the National Council of
Jewish Women/Space for Changing
Families office, 26400 Lahser, Suite
306, Southfield. No charge, but dona-
tions are appreciated. Co-facilitators:
Jennifer Lopatin and Cindy Goldman.
Pre-registration required: (248) 355-
9936 or SPACE@ncjwgds.org .
Find resources and support for care-
givers at Eldercare Workshops spon-
sored by Jewish Family Service 6555
W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield.
Wednesday, April 28, 4-5:45 p.m. See
the documentary film, "The Complaints
of a Dutiful Daughter," by filmmaker
Deborah Hoffmann, depicting her per-
sonal journey as she came to terms
with her aging mother's descent into
the depths of Alzheimer's. Film is fol-
lowed by a discussion led by moderator,
Jane Frost of Arden Courts. No charge.
RSVP to Becky Eizen: (248)592-2671 or
Lynn Breuer: (248) 592-2333.
Contact the Jewish Community
Relations Council to volunteer for the
Detroit Public Schools Reading Corps:
(248) 642-2656 or www.detroitjcrc.org .