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March 15, 2012 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-03-15

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PURIM 2012

Adat Shalom stages a "Shushan Idol" contest.


irect from Shushan, Adat Shalom
Synagogue kids, teens and adults
presented a rousing rendition of
"Shushan Idol" on Sunday, March 4, to a
cheering (and booing) crowd of young
people and members of the congregation
of all ages.
Written and directed by Chaim Seacrest
(Hazzan Daniel
Gross), the lively
musical competi-
tion launched
a day of grand
Purim fun.
Later, hundreds
of happy revel-
ers enjoyed a
carnival packed
games and
Rabbi Aaron
Bergman sat on the
organized by
panel of "Shushan
Idol" judges
Education &
Youth Department and staffed by more
than 40 teen volunteers.

Left: Mordechal (Max

Rotenberg, 13, of
Farmington Hills) with
celebrity host Chaim

Seacrest (Hazzan
Daniel Gross).

Below: Teresh and

Esther (Elena Hirsch, 9,
of West Bloomfield) sang
her heart out to save the

Bigthan played with
Purim pizzazz by

Matthew Brown (left),
10, of West Bloomfield

Jewish people.

and Jacob Kroll, 10, of

Queen Vashti, fashionably

played by Sydni Rotenberg,
10, of West Bloomfield

A royal performance by King
Ahashuerus (Seth Betman, 13,
of West Bloomfield)

Temple Emanu-El's carnival continues its 60th anniversary celebration.


emple Emanu-El in Oak Park continued to celebrate its 60th anniversary year with a
Purim carnival on Sunday, March 4. Children — young and old — enjoyed clowns mak-
ing balloons, airbrush tattoos, great games and prizes, crafts, a huge raffle and a delicious
bake sale.
The Purim carnival was organized by the religious school PTO, with great help from co-chairs
Russ Wise and David Newman.

Above: She'll Hutchinson

and her daughter, Rou
Rou, with grandmother
Susan Yesenko, all of
Bloomfield Township.

Left: Superman (Joey

Lily Franklin of Huntington Woods with
clown Annette Newman of Waterford


March 15 • 2012

David Findling as a religious dog and Rabbi Joe Klein,
both of Birmingham

Montilla of Macomb) got
a chance to show his
strength. Cheering him on

are Benjamin Schondorf of
Dearborn and Dax Schoof
of Huntington Woods.

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