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Temple Emanu-El members share
a weekend of celebration
emple Emanu-El's 60th anniversary, themed
"The Way We Were Weekend" was held Jan.
13-15 at the Oak Park temple.
Friday night's Shabbat service featured an anniver-
sary siddur (prayer book) of prayers and music span-
ning Emanu-El's 60-year history. Daniel Rosenbaum
and Jenny Patterson reminisced about their family
histories at Temple Emanu-El. Laura Sacks Kohn gave
a moving tribute to her late mother, Bea Sacks, who
created and was a driving force of the temple's social
Saturday night was an entertaining and nostalgic
evening of music with Cliff Erickson, kicked off by a
delicious Havdalah reception. Katzman Hall glowed
with beautiful lighting and decor by Star Trax.
Sunday morning was "Honoring Our
Elders Day" at religious school. Students, par-
ents and grandparents shared social action
projects, including making blankets for
Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, recy-
cling to send money to Jews in Brovary, Ukraine, and
visiting Prentis Apartments seniors. The morning
also included a "Jewish Antiques Roadshow" featuring
treasured family Judaica from many temple families.
Special thanks go to the extended Kretchmer family
for chairing the 60th-anniversary events.
Anniversary event chairs: (back row) Linda Tikey, Ryan Tikey, both of Livonia; Arthur Kretchmer, Huntington
Woods; Blaine Tikey, Livonia; (front row) Claire Kretchmer, Noah Kretchmer, Jodi Lipton, Geoff Kretchmer, all of
Back row: Marilyn and Don Cohen, Oak Park; front row: Stephen
and Sharon Dillon, West Bloomfield; and Jon and Alie Kabbe,
Friday evening speakers: Daniel Rosenbaum,
Southfield; Jenny Wolin Patterson, Farmington
Hills; and Laura Sacks Kohn, Huntington Woods.
Roll Your Own
Beth Ahm Men's Club "Sushi
and Sake" event teaches the
basics of making sushi.
eady, set, roll. It was not a competi-
tion to see who could roll sushi the
fastest. Instead, it was an opportunity
to enjoy an Asian-themed menu, sample dif-
ferent flavors of sake and create your own
Hosted by the Men's Club of Congregation
Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield, "Sushi and
Sake" transported people to the Far East for a
meal complete with miso soup, chicken yaka-
tori, edamame, sushi and a dessert buffet that
included ginger ice cream. People learned the
basics of sushi-making and had the opportu-
nity to roll their own.
More experienced sushi eaters created
traditional rolls with fish while those being
introduced to the cuisine favored an array of
vegetables and avocado. For some, making
and eating their roll was a messy, but deli-
cious task. However, the endless combination
of sushi rolls, sake and dessert indulgences
prepared by Dish Kosher Cuisine made for a
night of fun that was enjoyed by all. ❑
Fabio Giske prepares ingredients for sushi rolls.
Dr. Beth Nadis assembles her sushi roll.
January 26 u 2012
Staci Giske and Debra Darvick pour sake.