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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-07-19

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Caring. Helping. Mental Illness.

Kadima... caring, helping adults
and children with mental
illness to move forward

July is
National Make
a Difference
to Children Month,

a time to consider ways to make a difference
in the lives of children in our community.

• Commit to do one special thing with a child in July that will make a
positive difference for that child.
• Communicate with your elected leaders to make children a priority in
policy and budget issues.
• Reduce the stigma often associated with children who are different;
help children see themselves and their peers as special beings who
are full of imagination and spark.
• Know that children absorb messages and notions from the immediate
world around them.

Kadima's Child and Adolescent Program is available
to work with children, and their family members,
who present
with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Kadima extends a warm thank you to the community for
attending our 11th Annual Golf Classic that supports daily activities
and programming at the Lois and Milton Y. Zussman Activity Center
for adults with chronic mental illness.

Afterlife from page 9

task is to articulate
our spark," he said.
"What reincarnates?
Sparks that were
never articulateE
Like Rosen, Pinson
believes souls that have
reached higher levels
visit those on Earth to
help them through chal-
lenging times. He also
emphasized that what
people do on Earth is more impor-
tant than focusing on the afterlife.
"If we want to experience eternity in
the future, we have to experience it in
the present. We exist to fulfill our tik-
kun (to fix or repair, usually referring
to deeds that bring a person closer to
the Divine spirit);' he said. "Some near-
death experiences are
because that person
is given another
tikkun at the last
Rabbi Aaron
Bergman of Adat
Shalom Synagogue in
Farmington Hills, a
Rabbi Aaron
gation, shared some
of his thoughts on
the afterlife, stating there is no official
Conservative position on the topic.
"I believe our souls are imperishable
and that death is a return, not an end.
However, just as we change and grow
in this world, I do not believe that in
the next world we remain unchang-



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please contact 248.559.8235.
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An Evening with Rebecca Rosen will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,

Oct. 24, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W.
Maple Road, in West Bloomfield. (A few tickets remain for her Oct.
25 appearance.) Reserved seating: $30-$60 in advance; $90 at the
door based on availability. All proceeds will be donated to purchase
video equipment for the theater. Tickets: (248) 661-1900; http://

Petoskey Temple
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ing for all eternity, but that we
have opportunities for spiritual
growth',' he said. "I prefer to
think that, ultimately, God and
the universe are kind and com-
passionate and that the details
will take care of themselves."
Scientist and author Dr.
Jerry Pollack, who earned
his doctorate at the
Weizmann Institute in
Israel and is a professor emeritus at
Stony Brook University in New York,
offers a scientific explanation for the
existence of God, and the energy that
makes it possible for souls to com-
municate with the living after physical
death has occurred, in his latest book,
Putting God into Einstein's Equations:
Energy of the Soul (Shechinah Third
Temple Inc.; 2012).
Pollack said he wrote the book in
collaboration with his late wife, Marcia,
after she died from cancer in 2011,
using a form of thought-energy telepa-
thy to communicate with her soul.
Pollack weaves his personal story
with scientific research to explore
issues such as the eternal energy of
the soul and how spirits interact with
those on Earth. He documents what he
learned about his own previous lives
through hypnotic past-life regression
therapy sessions.
"Soul mates are just that',' Pollack
said. "Once united, they can never be
put asunder. Not even after death. God
and years of scientific research have
proven it."

Temple B'nai Israel of Petoskey will
honor five "Marvelous Mavens" during
the weekend of July 27-29.
Beverly Holden, Rosalyn Goldstick,
Gloria Levine, Henriette Kaplan and
Berta Meyerson Molasky will be recog-
nized for their collective two centuries
of service to the congregation.
Festivities will begin on 7:30 p.m.
Friday with a Shabbat service officiated
by student rabbi Nathan Farb.
An Oneg sponsored by Gloria Levine
and her family in memory of her
mother Irene Gordon's birthday will
follow. Irene was a Petoskey native with
special ties to Ernest Hemingway. Two
of Gloria's three daughters are local resi-
dents, Carol Hurand of Grand Blanc and
Trudy Weiss of Farmington Hills.

On Saturday at 2 p.m., Detroit philan-
thropist and businessman Joel Tauber,
brother of Berta Meyerson Molasky, will
headline a free community-wide pre-
sentation titled "Israel Today."
Sunday's offering will include a cham-
pagne brunch honoring the temple's
five matriarchs. Betsy Kellman, regional
director of the Anti-Defamation League,
will be keynote speaker.
Musical selections will be provided by
TBI's local musical group, the Wailing
Shpilkes. The brunch will begin at 11
a.m. Admission is $18.
Brunch reservations and donations
may be sent to Temple B'nai Israel,
P.O. Box 2416, Petoskey, MI 49770.
Information: Carol Ellstein at cgell-
stein@gmail.com, (231) 525-9250, or
Pam Ovshinsky at povsh@yahoo.com,
(231) 622-8611.

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