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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-05-17

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Join us for the third
lecture in a series
featuring some of
today's most fascinating
and influential rabbis.

a distinguished speakers series

Horwitz to share vision of JN archives
at Jewish Historical Society meeting.


"A Glimpse into the Afterlife: Exploring


Reincarnation, the Near-Death Experience, Souls,
Heaven and Hell and the Afterlife Journey"

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3o, 2 012 •

oming a long way from his
early days as a young colum-
nist for the New Haven (Conn.)
Register, Arthur Horwitz, president and
founder of Renaissance Media, parent
company of the Detroit Jewish News,
has set his sights on preserving a piece
of Detroit's Jewish history.
In 2011, he found-
ed the Detroit Jewish
News Foundation,
a nonprofit with a
mission to preserve,
digitize and make
available to the
public the entire
Jewish News archive,
which dates to 1942.
Horwitz will share
his vision for the foundation he cre-
ated at the 53rd annual meeting of the
Jewish Historical Society of Michigan
on Tuesday, May 22, at Temple Israel in
West Bloomfield.
Joining Horwitz will be the 2012
Leonard N. Simons History Award
recipient, Michael Smith, archivist at
the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne
State University.The Simons Award
recognizes individuals in the commu-
nity who have made outstanding con-
tributions to preserving, celebrating
and sharing Michigan's Jewish history.
For historians like Smith, Horwitz's
move to create this permanent digital
archive of the Detroit Jewish News will
preserve a precious resource. Visually
and with the written word, it will pro-
vide not only a history of the Detroit
area's Jewish organizations, lead-
ers and families, but also a detailed
account of the cultural, political and
social history of Southeast Michigan.
Since coming to the Detroit Jewish
News in 1986, Horwitz has guided the
growth and survival of the publication,
which has become one of the most
respected Jewish communal publica-

7 P.M.

Jewish Community Center • West Bloomfield

What happens to us after we physically die? What is
consciousness, and can it survive without a physical
brain? What is a soul? Rabbi Pinson will explore the
possibility of surviving death, the near-death experience
and offer a glimpse of whatawaits after this life.

Co-sponsored by The Shut

Please join us for a dessert reception, hook saie and signing- folloNsing the lecture.

Advance registration and payment requested.
To register, please call The Berman box office at 248.661.1900,
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CENTER MEMBERS $8/lecture per persoh ∎ NON - ME MBER.S $10/lecture per person

A $1 box office service charge will be added to each ticket.

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building
Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
6600 W. Maple Road • West Bloomfield, MI 48322


C70:4103 DARONETTE P2e2IN Fe d 'ff

Preserving Our Past



A Cancer survivor's recovery involves
much more than medical treatments.
It takes hope to heal. We hope you will
join the American Cancer Society Relay
For Life of West Bloomfield to experience
inspiration and empowerment to fight
back against this disease.

Join us as we recognize our Heroes of Hope

Relay For Life of West Bloomfield
Survivor and Caregiver Celebration

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

West Bloomfield High School Track and Field

tions in America
and an influential
voice on local, state
and national issues.
The Michigan Press
Association regu-
larly recognizes the
Detroit Jewish News
Michael Smith
as one of the state's
best weekly publications. Horwitz
created Renaissance Media in 2000
with noted philanthropist Michael H.
Smith, former director of the Walter
P. Reuther Library at Wayne State
University, has been a staunch partner
in the Jewish community's preserva-
tion and maintenance of its vast col-
lection of archival documents, which
is housed at the Reuther Library.
Throughout this professional partner-
ship, Smith has served as consultant,
educator, mentor and adviser to the
staff of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish
Community Archives.
Horwitz, father of three, lives in
West Bloomfield with his wife, Gina.
In addition to his positions with
Renaissance Media and the Detroit
Jewish News Foundation, he is a
trustee of Detroit Public Television,
a member of the University of
Michigan-Dearborn board of advis-
ers, founding advisory board member
of New Michigan Media (a consor-
tium of more than 140 ethnic and
minority media outlets throughout
Michigan), and a member of the Hillel
of Metropolitan Detroit and the Jewish
Community Relations Council boards.
The Jewish Historical Society's
53rd Annual Meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, at Temple Israel in
West Bloomfield. A dessert reception
follows. Cost of the event, open to the
public, is $25 per person. For reserva-
tions, contact info@michjewishhistory.
org; (248) 432-5517.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Celebration starts at 11:30 a.m.

Caregiver Lap starts at 4 p.m.

Jewish Book Fair
Seeks Local Authors


Sign up at RelayForLife.org/WestBloomfieldMl

For more information contact:

The Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan Detroit is in search
of local authors for its 61st Annual
Jewish Book Fair.
Books should be written by Jewish
authors and/or have Jewish content
and must have a Michigan connec-
tion. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry,
cookbooks and more will be consid-
ered, as will self-published materi al .
Those whose works are selected to


Felicia McMullen

RelayForLife.org I


Cancer Socety, Great Lakes D ., von. Inc .



May 17 • 2012

be included will have the opportunity
to participate in an event especially
for local authors and will have their
books available for sale at Book Fair.
Submissions should be sent by
June 29. Mail to JCC of Metro Detroit/
ATTN: Book Fair, 6600 W Maple,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322. Include
your name and contact information,
including mailing address, email
address and phone number.
For information, contact Sarah
Gottlieb at bubesarah@aol.com.

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