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November 15 • 2012

Synagogues Participate
In Twinning Sabbath
Kol Ami in West
Bloomfield and the
Isaac Agree Downtown
Synagogue in Detroit
will participate in
the national Muslim
and Jewish Twinning
Sabbath, Nov. 16-17.
Temple Kol
Rabbi Ernst
Ami will honor the
Conrad
memory of the late
Rabbi Ernst J. Conrad,
its founding rabbi, over the weekend
in conjunction with the Muslim Unity
Center of Bloomfield Hills.
Beginning on Friday, Nov. 16, with
Shabbat worship at 7:30 p.m. at the
synagogue, Kol Ami will celebrate Rabbi
Conrad's commitment to interfaith dia-
logue. The service will be followed by a
discussion of Jewish and Muslim sacred
texts, co-sponsored by the Foundation
for Ethnic Understanding.
A special concert highlighting the
themes of brotherhood, justice and
peace, which were so important to Rabbi
Conrad, will be held on Saturday, Nov.
17, at 7:30 p.m. at Kol Ami. The program
will feature Nathalie Conrad, music
director emerita; Helen Kerwin, piano;
Tamara Sherman, Aaron Levett and Leah
Pernick on violin; and sopranos Tiffany
Green and Marci Shulman. The concert
is free and open to the community.
Kol Ami members will participate in
a cultural exchange at the Muslim Unity
Center on Sunday, Nov. 18, in the after-
noon.
Members of the Downtown Synagogue
will join with members of the Muslim
Center of Detroit for worship, discus-
sion, fellowship and education about
religious practices, customs and beliefs.
At 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, a prayer ser-
vice will be held at the Muslim Center,
1605 W. Davison in Detroit, followed by
a reception in the Jazz Cafe. At 10 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17, a prayer service will
be held at the Downtown Synagogue,
1457 Griswold in Detroit, followed by
lunch. A Bible study session will be held
at 9 a.m.
For the Downtown Synagogue events,
RSVP to Anna at the synagogue, (313)
962-4047, and to Imam Abdullah el-
Amin at the mosque, (313) 883-3330.

Learn To Converse
In Modern Hebrew
Adat Shalom
Synagogue is offering a
modern Hebrew class
taught by Dr. Melissa
Ser, the Farmington
Hills shul's director of
congregational learn-
ing.
Melissa Ser
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will be provided for home study between
sessions.
The $18 class will meet 7:30-8:15 p.m.
on six Mondays between Nov. 26 and
Jan. 14.

BBYO Launches 'Beyond' -
A Gap Year Israel Experience
BBYO launched a new pre-college, gap-
year program in Israel called Beyond
(www.beyondyear.org). Beyond is
BBYO's first gap-year offering amongst
its fast-growing menu of Israel experi-
ences offered under its Passport brand.
The program brings together four
significant partners, including Authentic
Israel, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish
Campus Life, Masa Israel Journey and
Tel Aviv University to offer a powerful
academic experience along with service
opportunities, leadership programming
and travel.
Beyond applicants can choose
between a five-month and a nine-month
experience, both of which are eligible
for an automatic Masa scholarship of
$1,000, with up to $3,000 more being
available based on financial need. With
Tel Aviv University serving as the pro-
gram's home base, participants have
additional opportunities to explore
Europe, engage in community service in
Africa and develop new skills like scuba
diving and cooking.

JFS Offers Health Program
For Adult Type II Diabetics
Wellness Empowers is a new free
program of Jewish Family Service of
Metropolitan Detroit that offers biweekly
life coaching, walking groups, exercise
and fitness classes, and seminars on
nutrition, healthy cooking and stress
reduction. This program is available for
100 adults with Type II Diabetes that
meet the eligibility criteria.
Adults with Type II Diabetes who are
interested in Wellness Empowers, can
contact Linda Klein at (248) 592-2318 or
lklein@jfsdetroit.org.

Young Pleads Guilty, Gets
10 Days Community Service
Former Tigers
designated hitter
Delmon Young has
pleaded guilty to
aggravated harass-
ment for shouting
an anti-Semitic slur
and tackling a man
to the ground out-
Delmon Young
side a Manhattan
hotel on April 27.
Young, 27, was ordered to complete
10 days of community service and enroll
in a program that teaches tolerance. If
Young completes the program success-
fully he'll be able to withdraw his plea
and plead guilty to a lesser charge.

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