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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-11-03

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Have a HaPPIer HoLmay season

In BirminGllam

Holiday Events in Birmingham.

Panel Discussion On
The American Jewish Voter
Dr. Kenneth Walk, a professor of politi-
cal science at University of Florida and
Dr. Herbert Weisberg, professor and
chair of political science at Ohio State
University, both of whom are fellows
at the Frankel Institute for Advanced
Judaic Studies at the University of
Michigan, will take part in a panel dis-
cussion "The American Jewish Voter:
One Year Ahead of the Presidential
Election," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov.
14, at Adat Shalom Synagogue in
Farmington Hills.
The panel discussion, moderated by
Jewish News publisher Arthur Horwitz,
will focus on questions such as: Where
do Jewish voters stand on major issues?
Will Jewish voters continue to vote
primarily for liberal and progressive
candidates? Are Jews becoming one-
issue voters?
There is no charge for the event, but
seating is limited. Reservations are
required. RSVP to Ruth Stern at (313)
577-2679 or at cohnhaddowcenter@

November 23, 6 p.m. — Shain Park
Help Santa and the Mayor light up the town for the holidays!
Enjoy caroling, carriage rides and free hot cocoa as well! Located in Shain Park!

Weekends November 23 — December 24: Fridays, 3-5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
Extended hours December 2-4 for Winter Markt, Christmas Eve 10 a.m.— 1 p.m.
Merrill Street at Henrietta

Santa is in a real house for the holidays, at a new location in Shain Park!
Plus: Take a photo with Santa. Proceeds benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind!

December Z, 3-9 p.m.; December 3, 10 a.m.— 9 p.m. and December 4, 11 a.m.— 4 p.m. — Shain Park

Enjoy a charming old-world style market featuring local artisans, holiday decorations,
home accessories, a kids area, live entertainment, plus traditional German food and drink!

December 10 and 17 from 11 a.m.— 5 p.m. — Participating stores throughout downtown.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Birmingham during the holidays! Plus, random shoppers
will receive FREE GIFTS from Birmingham stores, right on the street! Santa House is
open, and there are horse-drawn carriage rides!

During Tree Lighting, Winter Markt and Magic of Birmingham!

Carriages load near Santa House- corner of Henrietta and Merrill.

or more information. hours and event details. go to EnjoyBirmingham.com .
Always two hours free parking m the decks!



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Committee, the Episcopal Diocese
of Michigan and the Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Detroit among others.
The forum was convened last year
by the Interfaith Leadership Council
of Metropolitan Detroit to explore
ways to mobilize the group's collec-
tive influence to help the region thrive
and prosper. The first meeting of the
group was initiated by Rabbi Joseph
Krakoff of Congregation Shaarey Zedek
in Southfield, Bishop Edgar Vann of
Second Ebenezer Church and Roman
Catholic Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
In addition to mobilizing and
coordinating their own resources, the
religious leaders will "join together to
pledge our attention and our moral
leadership to seek comprehensive strat-
egies from all our community leaders:'
they said. "We pledge our determina-
tion to work with them to make those
strategies successful."

Jewish Civil Rights Group
Launches Student Hotline
Jewish civil rights group Shurat HaDin-
Israel Law Center has launched the
"Campus Hotline," a manned tele-
Flutes, Friends And
phone switchboard to assist university
Fa-La-La Fundraiser
students who are subjected to anti-
FAR Conservatory kicks off a celebra-
Israel and anti-Semitic attacks at their
tion of its 60th Diamond anniversary
with its 11th Annual "Flutes, Friends
Students and faculty are being
and Fa-La-La" performance fundraiser
encouraged to call the Campus Hotline
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday,
at (718) 907-9258 to report incidents of
Nov. 16, at the Seligman Center for the
anti-Semitism, discrimination, intimi-
Performing Arts at Detroit Country Day dation or harassment arising from anti-
School in Beverly Hills.
Israel activities on American college or
The event starts the holiday season
university campuses. Shurat HaDin is
with a showcase of the accomplish-
also soliciting information and updates
ments of FAR Conservatory's special
via the hotline on BDS (the boycott,
needs students in heart-warming per-
divestment and sanctions campaign to
formance with local celebrities, artists
delegitimize Israel) activities on cam-
and musicians. Nationally renowned
pus and organized efforts to provide
flutist Alexander Zonjic and award-
support for terrorist organizations.
winning folk singer Josh White Jr. are
Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center is an
scheduled to perform, and Fox 2's Alan
international human rights law orga-
Lee is the emcee. There will also be a
nization dedicated to enforcing basic
silent auction of items.
human rights through the legal system
General admission tickets are $10;
and to representing victims of terror-
reserved seating and afterglow tickets
ism in courtrooms around the world.
$25-$50; Bronze Circle $100; Silver
The organization is based in Tel Aviv
Circle $200; and Gold Circle $500.
and has a newly established American
For further information contact the
office located in New York.
FAR offices at 248-646-3347 or visit
Attorney Kenneth Leitner, the law
www.farconservatory.org .
center's Director of American Affairs,
said "we want Jewish students to know
Religious Leaders Unite To
that there is a number to call when
Promote Warmth, Literacy
they are victimized by extremist groups
An alliance of religious leaders in
promoting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic
Metro Detroit has come together to
hate on American college campuses.
address two of the most pressing issues
"Jewish students should be made
facing the region: warmth and literacy.
aware that they have the full support
The Religious Leaders Forum of
of a large community of Jewish and
Metropolitan Detroit includes leaders
non-Jewish advocates who will not
of most of the region's religious tradi-
tolerate their continued intimidation
tions, including the Board of Rabbis,
and harassment. We want to encourage
the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit pro-Israel students to stand-up for their
and Vicinity, the Muslim Imams'
rights and beliefs without fear."

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