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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-10-03

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Walled Lake Schools


invites you
to attend our

Community Performances

Old Enough To Be Remembered


t's official ... I'm old. I just attended my for ... for ...
Al: "Could I just input the last four digits of my Social
for ... FORTIETH high school reunion. Its not only
Security number? They always ask for that?"
hard to imagine, it's also hard to type. Mercifully, my
Verizon kid: "No, sorry. Oh, and sir, now that I'm looking
Class of '73 Southfield High School friends wore name tags.
at your account ..:'
Al: "Yes?"
"Hi, Bob! I can't believe it's you! No, really, I CAN'T believe
it's you because despite what your name tag says, you are
Verizon kid: "You're not the authorized family member on
totally unrecognizable:'
your account that can change anything anyway. Sorry:'
One of the fun parts of a reunion is the contest to see who
With that, the Verizon kid sat me down on a bench and
had the most kids and grandkids, or who's been divorced the
called my wife to pick me up.
most. I came within one prescription of being the classmate
The final stop on my "You've Finally Gotten Old World
being on the most medications. Another joy was
Tour" was WJR radio, where recently I've had the
the DJ playing our favorite tunes from 1973. Only
privilege of guest hosting on the Mitch Albom
this time ... THEY WERE TOO LOUD!
Show. Last week, I interviewed actor James Wolk,
Classmate No. 1: "Tell the DJ to turn it down,
son of Rob and Edie Wolk, owners of Sundance
Shoes in West Bloomfield. "Jimmy" looks like
for heaven's sakes; I can barely hear myself think!"
Classmate No. 2: "What's wrong with your
a young George Clooney and is on the verge of
kitchen sink?"
superstardom, co-starring on Robin William's new
Classmate No. 1: "No, I said I can barely ...
sitcom The Crazy Ones, airing Thursdays at 9 p.m.
never mind!"
on CBS.
Jimmy kindly said, "Al, I remember growing up
Classmate No. 2: "Thank you, yes, I'm fine:'
As if attending my school reunion wasn't
listening to you on the Dick Purtan Show."
enough to make me feel old, a stop at the Verizon
And so it had come to pass. I was now finally
store solidified it. I had to explain to a kid 40
old enough to be ... "remembered:' I could almost
Jewish News
years my junior that I was having trouble with my
feel the hair in my ears growing at the thought. An
iPhone's new operating system.
urge to eat dinner at 4:30 in the afternoon came
He explained everything in great detail, to
over me. Could not being able to drive at night be
far behind? Oh, the horror.
which I replied, "What?"
The good news though, upgrades were already available to
Not to worry, I'm OK with it all. Because, after all is said
be downloaded, which would resolve many of my tech issues.
and done, I'm just grateful for being on the first inside page
It was as easy as clicking a button and inputting my Apple ID. of the Jewish News ... and not the last!
Al: "Apple ID?"
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go chase some kids off
my front lawn.
Verizon kid: "Yes:'
Al: "Would that be the same as my username?"
Alan Muskovitz is a writer, voice-over/acting talent, speaker and
Verizon kid: "No:'
emcee. Visit his website at www.laughwithbigal.com and "Like" Al
Al: "My password?"
on Facebook.
Verizon kid: "No:'

WL Northern HS Performing Arts Center to host


"A Phantom, A
Witch and A King"

Halloween Pops Concert

October 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m.,
WL Northern HS

•Featuring the Michigan
Philharmonic with music director
and conductor Nan Washburn
•Special performances by Walled
Lake Schools student choirs

For ticket information,
go to wlcstickets.com
or call 248-387-9160.

WL Western HS Performing Arts presents


"Shrek -
The Musical"

November 14-17 & 21-24, 2013
7:30 p.m., WL Western HS

For ticket information,
go to wlcstickets.com
or call 248-387-9160.

WL Northern HS Performing Arts presents

"David and Lisa"

November 14-16, 2013 X,
WL Northern HS

For ticket information,
go to wlcstickets.com
or call 248-387-9160.

WL Central HS Performing Arts presents

"You Can't Take it
With You"

December 5-7, 2013
7:30 p.m., WL Central HS

For ticket information,
go to wlcstickets.com
or call 248-387-9160.

WL Central, Northern & Western HS
choirs, bands and orchestras present

Collage Concerts



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Staff Box/Phone List ...6
Synagogue List
Torah Portion


Danny Raskin
Robert Sklar


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Shabbat Lights

Shabbat: Friday, Oct. 4, 6:50 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:49 p.m.

•December 10, 2013 -

WL Western HS band & orchestra

•December 11-12, 2013 -

WL Northern HS choirs, band
& orchestra
•December 17-18, 2013 -
WL Central HS choirs, band
& orchestra
•December 19, 2013 -
WL Western HS choirs

For ticket information,
go to wlcstickets.com
or call 248-387-9160.

WL Northern HS Performing Arts Center to host

Shabbat: Friday, Oct.11, 6:38 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: Saturday, Oct.12, 7:38 p.m.

Times are from Yeshiva Beth Yehudah calendar.

Holiday Pops with the Phil

Presented by the Huron Valley
Council for the Arts

December 13, 2013
WL Northern HS

Featuring the Michigan Philharmonic
with music director and conductor
Nan Washburn.

Page design: Michelle Sheridan.

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Highway, #110, Southfield, Michigan. Periodical
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For ticket information,
go to www.huronvalleyarts.org
or call 248-889-866o.


October 3 • 2013


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