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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-04-18

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...helping children and

Caring. Helping. Mental Illness.


adults with mental illness

move forward in their lives.

Healthy Body Healthy Mind

a fundraiser to benefit Kadima's Child and
Adolescent Program

Guest Speaker
Rebecca Rosen, Spiritual Medium

Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:30 am — 12:00 noon

Continental Breakfast
The Maple Theater

Join Rebecca Rosen for a return visit as she once again mesmerizes audience
members with her ability to connect with spiritual mediums through readings
that offer guidance and peace in one's life.

For ticket information, please call Paula at 248.559.8235, extension 118

Groups at Kadima

Kadima's group treatment program, led by experienced mas-
ter's level therapists, offers clients an environment to interact
with peers to improve quality of life issues, e.g., relationships,
communication and support.

Young Adult Group — for young adults, 18 — 30 years, with
mental illness focusing on support and personal growth

Adjustment Group — for adult clients new to Kadima,
experiencing major life adjustment issues

Men's Group — for adult men diagnosed with bipolar disorder
and schizophrenia working on self-improvement and

Substance Abuse Group — for adults diagnosed with
co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse focusing
on relapse prevention

Evening Therapy Group — for adult clients focusing on skill
building, socialization and communication

Family Group — for family members who have an adult loved
one diagnosed with persistent and chronic mental illness

Family Support and Advocacy Group — for parents/grandpar-
ents who have children/adolescents with severe emotional
or behavioral disorders

For information on Kadima's groups, please call 248.559.8235
for an intake appointment.

If you, or someone you know, need Kadima's services,
please contact 248.559.8235.
Kadima . 15999 W. Twelve Mile Road . Southfield, MI 48076. www.kadimacenter.org

16 April 18 • 2013


And Going Strong!

A Lag b'Omer Family Fun Day to mark
Beth Ahm's milestone anniversary.


ay you live until 120!
This is the traditional
blessing for a long life —
based upon the lifespan of Moses.
But, more impor-
tantly, the Torah
teaches that at
this advanced age,
Moses' "eyes had
not dimmed, and
his vigor had not
These same
Rabbi Steven
words can describe
Beth Ahm in West
Bloomfield. Celebrating its 120th
anniversary, the Conservative shul
continues to be a strong and dynam-
ic center of Jewish life.
Congregation Beth Abraham was
formally established in 1891 when
a small group of Jews first held ser-
vices in a private home. Articles of
association were filed, and within a
few years, its first syna-
gogue was established
on Winder Street in
Detroit. The congrega-
tion moved to Palmer,
then to Linwood, and,
in 1954, to Seven
Mile at Greenlawn.
The congregation
moved to its present
location on Maple
Road west of Inkster
in West Bloomfield in
Also in 1971,
Congregation Beth Hillel of Detroit
joined Beth Abraham to form
Congregation Beth Abraham Hillel.
Four years later, a merger with
northwest Detroit's Congregation
Beth Moses was completed and
the combined synagogues became
Congregation Beth Abraham Hillel
Moses. In 2000, the name was short-
ened to its acronym, Beth Ahm,

Above: A Chanukah celebration at
Congregation Beth Ahm.

which also means "House of the
For generations, individuals and
families have been drawn to this
spiritual home. Today, Beth Ahm is
defined by its proclaimed culture
... a congregation "small enough to
know you and big enough to enrich
you" Family-like relationships
between members quickly develop,
and as one congregational family,
Judaism is celebrated.
After 120 years, the vigor of Beth
Ahm remains strong. Membership is
growing, programming for all ages
is diverse, the congregation is finan-
cially stable and strategically plan-
ning for the future.

Family Celebration

In recognition of Beth Ahm's 120
year anniversary and Lag b'Omer,
the community is invited
to a Family Fun Day on
Sunday, April 28, at the
Beverly Hills Club on
Southfield Road north
of 13 Mile. Beginning
at 3 p.m., young and
old will enjoy swim-
ming, bingo, gym
activities and a video
arcade. An around-the-
world kosher buffet is
The cost is $25 per
adult, $15 per child
ages 6-12, kids 5 and under are
free. Advanced registration to the
Beth Ahm office, (248) 851-6880, is
The community is also invited to
experience Congregation Beth Ahm
on Shabbat, Jewish holidays or for
a social program. A description of
upcoming events is available at www.

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