Book Signing At
The Holocaust Memorial Center
will host a book signing by Izzy's
Fire: Finding Humanity in the
Holocaust author Nancy Wright
Beasley at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.
The event is co-sponsored
by the Consulate General of the
Republic of Lithuania.
Fans will have the opportunity
to meet and hear from the author
whose book is now being taught
in numerous schools and univer-
sities in several states. Admission
to the event is free. Books will be
available for purchase on site.
Izzy's Fire is Beasley's first
nonfiction book. In it, she tells the Nancy Wright Beasley
harrowing, yet hope-filled true
story of five Lithuanian Jewish families during the Holocaust who escaped Kovno
Ghetto and were ultimately hidden — and saved — by a Catholic farm family.
Yedwabs To Be Honored
At Temple Israel
Temple Israel will celebrate Wendy and
Rabbi Paul Yedwab and their family's 25
years at Temple Israel with "Yedstock,
2 Days of Peace, Prayer and Music" on
Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19.
On Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. enjoy
a Shabbat Unplugged service at Temple
Israel honoring Wendy and Rabbi Paul
Yedwab's anniversary. All are welcome to
join in this celebration.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.,
Temple Israel will host a dinner celebra-
tion in honor of the Yedwabs. Advance
reservations are required.
Holocaust Center Seeks
Survivors As Speakers
The Holocaust Memorial Center in
Farmington Hills is seeking Holocaust
survivors to speak to visiting groups.
A flexible schedule is available. For
information, contact Gail Cohen (248)
553-2400, ext. 10.
Use American Express
To Help Lubavitch Cheder
Do you have an American Express card?
You can help Lubavitch Cheder raise
$25,000 in just one night — without
spending a penny. Here's how: American
Express is holding its second annual Small
Business Campaign. It's giving a $25 credit
to registered cardholders for spending $25
or more at a local small business or non-
Help Lubavitch Cheder reach its goal of
1,000 donors, which will generate $25,000
toward the training of young men and
women who will be on the front lines of
ensuring the future of the Jewish com-
munity. The offer is only valid for the first
200,000 registrants, so act fast!
1. Register your American Express card
November 17 2011
SBS2011 and fill out the short form.
2. Go to www.lubavitchcheder.com/
amex today and donate $25 with your reg-
istered Amex card.
3.On Nov. 26 (after Shabbat), Lubavitch
Cheder will process your donation per the
guidelines of this campaign. On or about
Dec. 1st you will receive a $25 credit from
If you have multiple cards on the same
account, each unique number qualifies for
the offer above. To read more about this
offer from Amex go to https://sync.
Polish Holocaust Survivors
To Share Their Stories
Hear from Polish Holocaust survivors,
Sunday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Holocaust
Memorial Center for the program,
"Impressions of Poland Today: Reports
from participants at the World Federation
of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust
and Descendants Conference, Warsaw,
Poland, August, 2011."
A number of Detroit Holocaust survi-
vors and their families, including children
and grandchildren, attended the historic
Warsaw conference. They will report on
their experiences, emotions and impres-
sions of Jewish Poland today.
Karmanos Hospice Offers
Workshop For Relatives
The holidays can be a challenging time
for those who have lost a loved one to
cancer or another illness.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer
Institute's Hospice Program invites the
public to a free "Surviving the Holidays"
workshop 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19,
at McDonnell Towers Complex, 24400
Civic Center Drive, Southfield. RSVP to
Karmanos Hospice, (248) 304-2201.
Game Of A
Learn About "The Game of a Thousand
Wonders" at Beth Shalom. The Sisterhood
of Congregation Beth Shalom invites you
to "Crak Barn Dot:' the history of mah jong
in America. Melissa Martens, director of
collections and exhibitions at the Museum
of Jewish Heritage in New York, will show
how the mysterious tile "game of a thou-
sand wonders" moved from the World
Columbian Exposition in Chicago to elite
social clubs, to Chinatowns, Hollywood
and suburban Jewish living rooms. The
event starts at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 30 and is
followed by lunch. Cost is $10. Reserve
by sending a check by Nov. 23 to Marylyn
Sternberg, 13308 Ludlow, Huntington
Woods, MI 48070.
Temple Treasures Presents
Detroit Remember When Film
Senior adults are invited for lunch and a
screening of the film Detroit Remember
When: The Jewish Community at Temple
Israel in West Bloomfield on Wednesday,
Nov. 23, beginning at noon.
Arnold Collens, president of the Jewish
Historical Society of Michigan, will pro-
vide commentary and lead a question-
Cost is $12/for Temple Treasures members
and $14 for others. Included are the program
and lunch. Reservations needed by Nov. 19 to
Beverly Goldberg at (248) 432-7391.
Rabbi Feldman To Lead
Women OF Reform Judaism
(JTA) — Rabbi Marla Feldman has been
named director of
Women of Reform
the director of devel-
opment for the Union
of Reform Judaism,
will take her new
position in January.
served as director of Feldman
the Commission on
Social Action of Reform Judaism and the
URJ Social Action Department.
Feldman has facilitated the Reform
movement's disaster relief efforts for
the past nine years, raising more than
$8 million for disaster relief in North
America and throughout the world,
including the movement's Nothing But
Nets Campaign to provide mosquito nets
to refugees in Africa. Feldman helped
lead the Reform movement's relief efforts
after Hurricane Katrina via the URJ's
Jacob's Ladder project.
"Reform Jewish women have a sig-
nificant place in Jewish life around the
world, and I am confident that our voice
will continue to inspire and enrich our
community and the world at large
Feldman said in a statement.
Nancy Braun, president, B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region; Bill Braun, board
member; Kyle Riffenburg, Busch's Center store manager; Robin Kristy, Busch's
account/receiving manager; Tom Hash, Busch's store director; and Sid Roth,
program vice president, B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region
Busch's 'Not Just Another Merchant'
On Tuesday, Nov.1, B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region board members and staff met
with the store managers of the West Bloomfield Busch's Market to present a plaque
in appreciation of their generous support and assistance with the distribution of
non-perishable kosher food items for 50 less fortunate families (selected by Jewish
Family Services) to "Break the Fast" after Yom Kipper.
Busch's Market believes it's important to be an active member of the community
and not just another store in the neighborhood.