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ARTS & CULTURE
Assemble family members to create
a Judaica art project, utilizing help of
local artist Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan,
1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Cong. Beth
Ahm in West Bloomfield. Minimum
age of 8. Prepayment required for
your choice of mosaic seder plate,
$100; challah board, $90, or matzah
box, $40, RSVP to Joanne: jbe11413®
Create and study Judaic needlecrafts
with Pomegranate Guild 1 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 13, at a member's home. Group
be working with bear skins for possible
project. Judy: (248) 661-5337.
Learn from artist and Holocaust sur-
vivor Martin Lowenberg noon-1:30
p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Temple
Israel in West Bloomfield. Presented
by ASK (Adults Seeking Knowledge),
a lunch speaker series. $5 includes
lunch. Inquire about space availability:
cheryl®temple-israel.org or (248)
• Artist exhibit: See Lowenberg's
works on display during February, at
the temple's Goodman Family Judaic &
Study works by Joan Linder and
others at "Flora" exhibit through
Feb. 26, at David Klein Gallery,163
Townsend in Birmingham. www.dkgal-
lery.com or (248) 433-3700.
Enjoy "Not Your Grandma's Fiber
Show," avant-garde works of art and
also cool and funky wearable items
contributed by students, alumni and
staff from Eastern Michigan University
Art Department through March 3,
at Janice Charach Gallery in West
Bloomfield JCC. Hours:10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, and until 7 p.m.
Thursday; also noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
www.jccdet.org or (248) 432-5579.
CINEMA & STAGE
See the Stagecrafters production of
the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical
Rent, on weekends Feb. 18-March 6,
at Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in
Royal Oak. www.stagecrafters.org or
Consider La Ronde, playwright Arthur
Schnitzler's frank look at psychology
of human sexuality, written in 1897,
presented weekends through Feb. 26,
at Abreact Performance Space,1301
W. Lafayette in Detroit's Corktown.
Frannie Shepherd-Bates of Magenta
Giraffe Theatre Company directs.
or (313) 285-0217.
Take in the Farmington Players' pro-
duction of Red White & Tuna, through
March 5, at Barn Theater, 32332 W.12
Mile in Farmington Hills. farmington-
players.org or (248) 553-2955.
Hear "traveling actors" from the post-
Lincoln era tell tales of the Civil War
and our nation's struggle to remain
together at Reunion: A Musical Epic
in Miniature, through March 6, at
Meadow Brook Theatre, 207 Wilson
Hall on Oakland University campus in
Rochester. Schedule: www.mbtheatre.
com or (248) 377-3300.
Register for actors' workshops with
working professionals from Magenta
Giraffe Theatre Company 7-10
p.m. Mondays, at the theater, 1515
Broadway in Detroit. $15 or pay what
you can. Schedule: (313) 408-7269 or
COMEDY & CONCERTS
Hear music by Duke Ellington and
other jazz greats at concert/release
party featuring Planet D Nonet, a nine-
piece jazz and swing orchestra 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13, at Oak Park Public
Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd. Free.
Travel to Michigan State University
campus for Israeli vocalist Yasmin
Levy, specializing in Sephardic music,
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Cobb
Great Hall at Wharton Center for
Performing Arts, Bogue Street and
Wilson, MSU in East Lansing 48824.
MSU Hillel is a sponsor. $15, $35.
Hip Or Religious?
Laugh at Daniel Goldfarb's - comedy Modern
Orthodox, continuing through Feb. 13,
at Jewish Ensemble Theatre (JET) inside
West Bloomfield JCC. A hip young Jewish
www.whartoncenter.com or (800)
Get lucky on "Casino Night" 8 p.m.-
midnight Saturday, Feb. 12, at Cong.
Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. Event
will feature games, silent auction. $40
member/$50 guest, includes two bev-
erage tickets, hors d'oeuvres, desserts
and $100 in chips. Additional $50
buy-in for Texas Hold 'Em tournament,
which begins 8:30. RSVP to Martha:
email@example.com or (248)
357-5544, ext. 46. First 50 people
between ages 21-35 will be admitted
Spend evening with acupunctur-
ist Julie Shindler, discussing benefit
of Chinese medicine, at program for
MARK, (Mitzvah, Amit, Ruach and
Kulanu Hadassah Groups), 7:30-9 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 17, at Hadassah House,
5030 Orchard Lake Road in West
Bloomfield. Fran: franheicklin®yahoo.
com or office: (248) 683-5030.
Try a Greek lunch experience with
Sophisticated Singles 45 Plus 1:30
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2Booli
Restaurant, 37610 W.12 Mile at
Halsted in Farmington Hills. RSVP by
Feb. 18 to Marji: (248) 544-1203.
Oh, the places you'll go with the
Center Travel Dept. Contact Marilyn
for brochure or RSVP: mwolfe@jccdet.
org or (248) 432-5471:
• Day trips: In the Heights, Sunday,
Feb. 13, at Fisher Theatre in Detroit.
• Extended trips: Escorted adven-
tures include "Ixtapan Spa," March
6-13; "Mediterranean Wonders,"
March 14-28; "Morocco, A Jewish
Heritage Tour," March 20-April 1;
"Cuba, A Jewish Mission," April
20-27 or April 27-May 5.
Snowbirds in Scottsdale, join
Detroiters at inaugural "JCC Michigan-
Arizona Reunion Dinner and Golf
Classic," 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22,
at McCormick Ranch and Golf Club
in Scottsdale. Event featuring two
meals and door prizes will raise money
for summer day camp and children's
activities at sponsoring JCC of Metro
Detroit. RSVP to Mort Plotnick: (248)
EVENTS THAT HELP
Play bingo to raise funds for fam-
ily religious school 12:30-2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13, at Temple Kol Ami in
West Bloomfield. $5 per bingo card.
Additional charge for lunch at noon.
RSVP appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (248) 661-0040.
couple's encounter with an intrusive
visitor causes them to question their
HEALTH & SUPPORT
relationship and their religion. Shows: 7:30
Register for a Healthy Living seminar
on "Understanding and Managing
Depression" 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13,
at Henry Ford Self-health Center in
Walled Lake. Free. RSVP: (248) 960-
2102 or www.henryfordselfhealth.com .
p.m. Thursday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday,
2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Special price of
$32 on Thursday and Sunday nights. www.
February 10 • 2011
jettheatre.org or (248) 788-2900.
Meet Miracle Project founder Elaine
Hall, subject of the HBO Emmy
award-winning documentary Autism:
The Musical, speaking on "7 Keys to
Unlock Autism," 1:30 p.m. (movie
screening at 2:15) Sunday, Feb.
13, at Adat Shalom Synagogue
in Farmington Hills. Presented by
Federation's Alliance for Jewish
A, RNot.ng Al ,t to 4cscialary.
Education's Opening the Doors
Program in recognition of Jewish
Disability Awareness Month. $5, and
social work credit hours available.
autism or (248) 205-2549.
Find empathy among others at
Promote literacy with Hadassah's
bereavement support group 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 14, at Temple Israel in
Read•Write•Now! Partners Tutoring
West Bloomfield. Social worker Helene
Croll facilitates bi-monthly sessions on
second and fourth Mondays. Free, but
requires RSVP 24 hours in advance.
email@example.com or Robert
Sosnick Family Life Center: (248) 661-
Meet other caregivers at free support
meetings sponsored by Dorothy and
Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult
Day Care Program. Daytime groups
are for caregivers of individuals with a
dementia diagnosis. Evening meetings
are for caregivers of older adults, in
general. No charge, but RSVP request-
ed to facilitators below. Onsite respite
care available by advance arrange-
ment. Upcoming: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 15, at JVS, 29699 Southfield
Road in Southfield. Dorothy Moon:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 233-
4392. Also, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
17, at Jewish Senior Life, Fleischman
Residence/Blumberg Plaza, 6710 W.
Maple in West Bloomfield. Fran Cook:
email@example.com or (248) 592-5032.
Program. Volunteers needed at
least one hour weekly at elementary
schools in the Ferndale district. Hillel
Day School seeks tutors but has spe-
cial requirements. Hadassah: (248)
HOLIDAYS & SHABBAT
Participate at these Shabbat events on
Saturday, Feb. 12, at Cong. Beth Ahm
in West Bloomfield. nancyellen879®
att.net or (248) 737-1931.
• Bet Midrash: Read aloud and dis-
cuss texts from the Torah, Talmud and
Midrash between the Torah service and
Musaf. Rabbi Steven Rubenstein will
facilitate this 45-minute, traditional
study-hall learning experience.
Telegraph, Suite 125 in Bingham Farms.
Call for space availability: (248) 988-
Honor the memory of acclaimed sing-
er-songwriter Debbie Friedman:
• Cong. Beth Shalom in Oak Park:
Following Havdalah ceremony 6:30
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, participate in
song session from 6:45-8 p.m. Event
includes light refreshments. RSVP
required: firstname.lastname@example.org or
•Cong. Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield:
Join singer Beth Greenapple and
rabbinical student Aura Ahuvia for a
healing service of songs, prayers and
readings 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Free
and open to the community. RSVP
encouraged. Nancy: nancyellen879®
att.net or (248) 737-1931.
Find available programs and services
through JFS Cancer Connection, a
mentoring program for Jewish men
and women with any cancer diagnosis.
Jewish Family Service, Orley Building,
6555 W. Maple in West Bloomfield.
Mentors and mentees both needed.
Shira: email@example.com or (248)
Attend Scout Shabbat Service 5
p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Adat Shalom
Synagogue in Farmington Hills.
Congregants especially welcome Cub
Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and
their families and friends. Scouts
wearing full Class A uniforms will
receive a Scout Shabbat Patch. (248)
Knit tiny blanket squares for Magic
Hugs project of Temple Israel Social
Network during February. New Beanie
Study with Cong. Shaarey Zedek Rabbi
Joseph Krakoff at adult education
night series, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, at
Hillel Day School, 32200 Middlebelt
in Farmington Hills. Free, but RSVP
Join an ongoing facilitated bereave-
ment group for widows/widow-
ers, age 55 and younger, 7-8:30
p.m. Wednesdays, through Feb.
23, at Bingham Office Park, 30300
Babies also needed. Details: michelle®
temple-israel.org or (248) 661-5700.