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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-03-15

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The Jewish Theological Seminary
Spring 2012 Programs

March 23 — 24
"A Sephardic SYNergy Shabbat"
Adat Shalom Synagogue

March 22

Passover Fair and Learning
Hillel Day School
6:30 pm

A special Passover Fair featuring

kosher wines, holiday catering, `new
haggadahs and much more to enhance the holiday

Professor Benjamin Gampel
World Renown JTS Scholar on Spanish Jewry
For more information or reservations,
call Adat Shalom Synagogue at 248-851-5100

April 18, 7:00 pm
SAJE -Seminars for
Adult Jewish Enrichment
Jewish Community Center,
West Bloomfield

7:00 pm

"Can You Answer the Four Questions?"

Dr. Robert Harris, Associate Professor of Bible at JTS
Followed by Breakout Session with Metro Detroit JTS Alumni
Online registration at www.jtsa.edu/DetroitPassover or
for more information or reservations, call Metro Detroit JTS

Rabbi Juan Mejia
"From the Andes to Jerusalem and Back:
A Crypto-Jewish Rabbi's Journey'
For more information or reservations,
call the JCC 248-432-5470

May 2

Major Gifts Evening

"Learning, Leadership and Vision"

Governor Rick Snyder and
Chancellor Arnold Eisen
private home

For more information or reservations,
call Metro Detroit JTS 248-258-0055

April 20 — 21
Scholar-In-Residence Shabbat
Congregation Beth Ahm

Dr. David Hoffman
Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics

For more information or reservations, call
Congregation Beth Ahm 248-851-6880

June 4

Metro Detroit Community-Wide
JTS Gala

"Quiz Bowl"

Honoring local congregational
leaders to be held at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

For more information or reservations,
call Metro Detroit JTS 248-258-0055

June 6 — 7
Nelson Legacy Event
Congregation Beth Shalom

Dr. Elliot Dorf
Leading Conservative Rabbi and Halachic Authority
Speaking on Sex, End-of-Life and Jewish Law

For more information or reservations, call
Congregation Beth Shalom 248-547-7970

The Jewish Theological Seminary, Metro Detroit Cabinet

Dr. Robert Goodman, Chair

Sandy Glazier and Paul Magy, Associate Chairs
Tom Wexelberg-Clouser, Great Lakes Regional Director
Visit www.jtsa.edu



March 15 a 2012


Jewish Spirituality Aids
Recovery From Addiction
Dawn Farm will be presenting
"Jewish Spirituality and Recovery
from Addiction:' by Rabbi
Yisrael Pinson, director of Jewish
Recovery International and editor-
in-chief of JewishRecovery.org .
The program takes place 7:30-
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital Education
Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott
Drive, Ypsilanti.
Reconnecting with the heal-
ing power of one's Jewish faith
provides a critical support for
people struggling to regain their
lives from chemical dependency.
Pinson will provide an under-
standing of how to use Jewish reli-
gion and spirituality for recovery.
The program is part of the free,
annual Dawn Farm Education
For information, log on to

Pro-Israel Tech Group
Succeeds On Facebook
In just 15 months, United with
Israel, a new tech-savvy Israel
advocacy organization is set-
ting records in the world of
social media. On March 4, Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
became the 1 millionth supporter.
United with Israel now has a
global friends reach of more than
200 million people in more than
100 countries. This is 25 percent
of the entire Facebook community
United with Israel, the world's
first Global Movement for Israel, is
the brainchild of Michael Gerbitz,
a technology pro from New York.
Gerbitz moved to Israel with his
wife and nine children in 2007.
In the process of developing
online businesses, he discovered
a dynamic, highly effective way to
spread positive messages about
Israel to millions of people around
the world.
"It's not magic:' Gerbitz says.
"United with Israel is the first pro-
Israel organization that's actually
harnessing the full potential of
social media.
"The fact is, if ordinary people
in the Arab world can use social
media as the basis for radical
change, we can certainly use it to
advocate for Israel"

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