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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-12-19

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The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit in West Bloomfield

A central address for the local Jewish community for more than 80 years, the JCC offers diverse arts,
social, educational, fitness and entertainment programming open to everyone. The JCC in West
Bloomfield includes Center Fitness, the area's finest health club, with dozens of daily classes, personal
trainers and four pools; the Janice Charach Gallery, highlighting the talents of artists from Detroit and
around the world; a Department of Special Needs, which includes programming throughout the year and
a summer day camp; and The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class, 600-seat theatre
that has hosted some of the country's leading names in drama, dance and music.
The following job opportunities are now available:

Music Therapist

Josh Tobias

Otto Dube

burial procedures are no different for a
person who has killed himself "It's [men-
tal illness] out of their control, so how can
we treat them any differently?"
Otto Dube of Hebrew Memorial Chapel
said that Jewish traditions surrounding
death are very respectful to the living and
the deceased.
"As people, we have no right to judge
he said. "Why cause a family more pain
[by treating them differently]?"

Surviving Suicide
For the family and friends left behind,
suicide can have devastating and long-
lasting effects.
"Suicide is like a nuclear bomb:' said
Gail Beale, who just observed her son's
fourth yahrtzeit. "It hits right into the
heart of the family. It lasts for genera-
Lezell said she was unable to keep
any food down for six months after her
daughter's suicide.
"It ripped a part of me," she said. "I can
barely smile now"
Lezell, now living in Florida, has made
it her mission to legally ban the kind of
online information her daughter used to
end her life. She has written many letters
to her legislators and initiated a petition
on Change.org., an advocacy website.
"This is not just a matter of freedom
of speech," said Lezell, who said suicide-
related instructions and products have
been banned in Australia. "This is assisted
suicide using a credit card:'
Kamen said therapy for survivors is
Gail Beale found comfort attending
support groups offered by Common
Ground of Michigan, an organization that
helps families and individuals dealing
with suicide and other crises.
The anniversary of a suicide can also be
a painful time. A phone call, note, email
or other act of kindness can mean a lot to
someone who has lost a loved one.
Sylvia G. (not her real name) followed
a suggestion she received after her young
adult son took his life: She wrote a letter
to her son and then crafted a response
letter back
"It was a really helpful exercise she
said. "In the letter I wrote to him, I was
able to express the regrets for all the
things I had done or not done. In the let-
ter back to me, I was able to clearly hear
his voice telling me he loved me and
thought I had done a good job. I felt like
he heard and understood my fears and

Essential responsibilities and tasks:

•Assess needs and administer music therapy to
provide habilitative and rehabilitative services
to participants, both individually and in groups
•Plan and organize music therapeutic activities
in accordance with a participant's needs,
capabilities and interest
•Coordinate and oversee the music therapy


•Master's Degree in Music Therapy
•Minimum of two years' experience in the field
of Music Therapy
•Knowledge of musical program planning

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible to Executive Director for all
financial matters and for establishing
agency-wide financial and administrative
objectives, policies, programs and practices
that insure a continuously sound financial

Essential duties and responsibilities

•Oversees accounting department by
monitoring of receivables and payables

processing, developing policies and procedures
to periodically identify and investigate aged
balances, identifying balances pertaining to
specific clients and monitoring endowment
activity, grant revenues and other incidental
•Coordinates cash management by conducting
short-range and long-range forecasting and
appropriate adjustment of balances to maximize
returns on idle cash while ensuring immediate
and ongoing liquidity.
Evaluates fiscal performance by participating
in the development of the annual operating
budget and adapting this document to fulfill
external budgeting requirements; analyzing
activity reports to appropriately assign costs
to specific cost centers; and comparing actual
results against budget forecasts and analyzing
Contributes to the Board's effectiveness by
assisting in identifying financial based short-
term and long-range issues to be addressed,
providing information and commentary per-
tinent to the Board's deliberations, recom-
mending options and course of action,
especially where professional considerations
are involved, implementing directives and
participating in committee meetings.


• Degree in accounting, finance, or business
administration (preferably a MBA)
• At least five years' experience in financial
management in a nonprofit environment
•CPA designation helpful

Art Gallery Director

•Combine knowledge of art and artists with
skills in business and marketing. Responsible
for the day-to-day management of the gallery.
• Build revenue by attracting visitors and
maximizing sales of artworks


•Art or art administration degree
• Gallery related experience
• Excellent sales experience

TO APPLY for any of these positions, please
e-mail resume to Human Resources Director:
Krista Cierpial, kcierpial@jccdet.org .

No phone calls, please.
The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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land an 8-week paid summer internship in
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Human Services

Research and Program Planning

Human Resources

Women's Issues and Advocacy

Openings are limited. Applications and

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This summer,
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January 31, 2014. Open to Jewish full-
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who are metro Detroit residents.





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