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Much To Do!
THURSDAY, JAN. 16
AVNER THE ECCENTRIC
7:30 9 pm. See mime/entertainer Avner
Eisenberg at Varner Recital Hall at Oakland
University in Auburn Hills. $10-$20. 248-370-
2030; email@example.com .
FRIDAY, JAN. 17
1 pm. Chamber recital music provided by Ann
Arbor Symphony Orchestra musicians and guests.
Starts with reception. At the Jewish Community
Center of Washtenaw County, 935 Birch Hollow in
Ann Arbor. $10. Tickets: 734-994-4801.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19
12:30 pm. The Farmington Players is holding
tryouts for the Neil Simon comedy, Rumors. At
the Barn Theater, 32332 W.12 Mile in Farmington
Hills. Information: Barry, farmingtonplayers.org or
1 3 pm. Kids can wear their favorite PJs to
a screening of Disney's Monsters, Inc. Also
lunch from Jerusalem Pizza. At Berman Center
for Performing Arts at West Bloomfield JCC.
Information/tickets: www.berman.org .
MONDAY, JAN. 20
AKIVA OPEN HOUSE
8:45 10:45 am. Families of prospective students
for the 2014-15 school year, entering nursery
school through fifth grade, are invited to have
breakfast and watch classroom teachers in
action." At Akiva Hebrew Day School, 21100 W.12
Mile in Southfield. RSVP: Jordana.wolfson@akiva.
org or 248-386-1625, ext. 227.
TUESDAY, JAN. 21
CINEMA'S HATRED OF JEWS
7:30 pm. The program The New Anti-Semitism:
Coming Soon to a Theater Near You" will explore
hatred of Jews in American cinema. Includes a
diverse panel and video presentation. Sponsored
by Zionist Organization of America, Michigan
Region. At the Corners, 2075 Walnut Lake Road in
West Bloomfield. Free. Information: kobi@mizoa.
org or 248-661-6000.
JEWISH SEXUAL GUIDANCE
FRIDAY, JAN. 24
TUESDAY, JAN. 28
10:45 am. Broadcast of Detroit Symphony
Orchestra's Coffee Concert from Orchestra Hall
will feature conductor Leonard Slatkin and violin-
ist Hilary Hahn. At the Oak Park JCC. Information:
BETH EL FAMILY SHABBAT
6 pm. Family Kabbalat Shabbat service at Temple
Beth El in Bloomfield Twp. followed by a pasta and
pizza dinner. Dinner is $8 per person. RSVP: 248-
January 16 • 2014
1 pm. Hit songs from the Yiddish theater are fea-
tured in A Bis'l Zun A Temple Israel Concert with
Cantor Michael Smolash. Shown in the Teen Center
at the West Bloomfield JCC. Information: 248-967-
6 pm. Frankel Center for Judaic Studies presents
Vu iz Mayn Kind? (Where is My Child) on Yiddish
Film Night. At University of Michigan, 202 S.
Thayer, Room 2022. Free. Information: www.lsa.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25.
BETH EL TOT SHABBAT
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29
9:30 a.m. Informal service in Temple Beth El cha-
pel in Bloomfield Twp. for young children and their
families. Also crafts. Information: 248-865-0612.
MUSIC OF YESTERDAY
ARCHBISHOP TO SPEAK
10:30 a.m. Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Twp.
welcomes Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
at Shabbat services. He will speak on "Reckoning
Our Lives by the Seven-Day Week: The Wisdom
of the Descendants of Abraham." Information:
Barbara Grant, 248-851-1100, ext. 3149.
HEAR DICK HAEFNER
7 pm. Detroit Institute of Arts volunteer Boyd
Chapin will explore meanings behind the images
of women seen in the DIA's collection at a Temple
Kol Ami Sisterhood program. At TKA, West
Bloomfield. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org and
include "DIA" in the subject line. Free; refresh-
ments provided. Information: Connie Silver, 248-
MONDAY, JAN. 27
2 pm. Naomi Pinchuk is new group's facilitator. At
the West Bloomfield JCC, Room 205. Information:
WOMEN IN ART
4 pm. Outing to Ann Arbor for pianist Denis
Matsuev's performance in Hill Auditorium. Bus
will leave from both JCC locations: 2 pm from Oak
Park and 2:30 pm from West Bloomfield. $40.
RSVP required: Ben, 248-967-4030.
12:15 pm. Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Fellow
Evyatar Marienberg lectures on "Traditional Jewish
Sexual Guidance Through History." At University
of Michigan, 202 S. Thayer, Room 2022. Free.
SUNDAY, JAN. 26
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22
THURSDAY, JAN. 23
1 pm. Naomi Pinchuk is new group's facilitator. At
the Oak Park JCC. Information: 248-967-4030.
4 pm. Frankel Center presents lecture by a
University of Tennessee Judaic studies profes-
sor. Topic: The Archaeology of Jerusalem: Filling
the Space Between Nationalism, Religion and
Capitalism." At University of Michigan, 202 S.
Thayer, Room 2022. Free. Information: www.lsa.
be one of two honorees. Also seeking clergy to
be part of the formal processions and children
in grades 3-8 to serve as Children of Peace.
Information: Gail Katz, email@example.com .
9:30 am. Dick Haefner, news director at WJR-AM,
will speak at the Sunday Morning Breakfast Series
of Temple Beth El Brotherhood in Bloomfield Twp.
Free. Optional breakfast at 9 am at a nominal
charge. Information: Barbara Grant, 248-851-1100,
1:30 pm. Take a walk down memory lane, listen-
ing to music of the 1920s and '30s. At West
Bloomfield JCC's Greenberg Suite. Information:
4 pm. Frankel Center for Judaic Studies presents
lecturer Orit Bashkin from University of Chicago.
Topic: "Others, Brothers: Iraqi Jews and the Iraqi
State,1864-1951." At University of Michigan, 202
S. Thayer, Room 2022. Free. Information: www.lsa.
FIND YOUR ROOTS
7 pm. Prof. De Witt Dykes from Oakland
University's History Department will present a
genealogy program. At Southfield Public Library,
26300 Evergreen. Information: www.
southfieldlibrary.org or 248-796-4224.
DONATE TO BOOKSTOCK
THURSDAY, JAN. 30
11am 1pm. Donate used books, books on tape,
records, video, CDs and DVDs on a special collec-
tion day for Bookstock, a used book and media
sale. Tax receipts provided. Drop-off donations
at the loading dock, near the north side nursery
school entrance, at the West Bloomfield JCC.
Noon. Lunch followed by Soprano Yana Levovna
with Martin Mandelbaum at 1 pm. At Oak Park
JCC. Prepaid lunch ($3.50) due by Jan. 28; $1 for
concert. Information: 248-967-4030.
4 pm. Hartford Memorial Baptist Church,18700
James Couzens in Detroit, hosts the annual World
Sabbath of Reconciliation. Rabbi Dorit Edut will
LUNCH & CONCERT
1 3 p.m. Play mah Jong, canasta, bridge and more
with your friends. Other options: learn "Wii" bowl-
ing; play table tennis with Marilyn. In the Teen
Center at West Bloomfield JCC. Information: 248-
Klezmer, Arabic Music
Paired In Concert
Manresa Jesuit Retreat
House, 1390 Quarton Road in
Bloomfield Hills, will offer the
third in its 2013-14 four-concert
series 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26,
followed by an afterglow.
Manresa's associate director
Hugh Buchanan described this
concert as a pairing of Jewish
folk music with Arabic-themed
music performed, in turn, by the
Klezmer Fusion Band (KFB) and
Wisaal, an Arabic word meaning
links or unities.
"We thought it would be inter-
esting and timely:' Buchanan
said, "to compare and contrast
these traditional genres within
the unifying power of art:'
KFB draws its music from
Yiddish, Israeli/Hebrew and reli-
gious sources. Songs are inter-
preted accurately and sensitively
because of the vocalist's knowl-
edge of Hebrew and Yiddish.
Traditional ethnic and folk
instruments, such as a clarinet,
mandolin or acoustic guitar, give
the music an Old World feel.
These instruments are backed
by a professional jazz rhythm
section, including keyboards,
bass and drums. Jazz, Latin,
Caribbean and rock & roll
rhythms enliven the tunes with a
contemporary, "danceable" feel.
The result is klezmer fusion,
bridging Old World and New
To order tickets or for further
information, visit www.
manresa-sj.org or call (248) 644-
4933, ext. 810.
Tu B'Shevat Dinner
Slated At Ohel Moed
Ohel Moed of Shomrey Emunah
and Bnei Akiva West Bloomfield
invite the community to a Tu
B'Shevat dinner with family and
friends Friday, Jan. 17, at the
synagogue, 6191 Farmington
Road in West Bloomfield.
The evening will feature a
lecture by Rabbi Elimelech
Goldberg of the nonprofit Kids
Kicking Cancer as well as a
children's program by West
Bloomfield shlichim Ohad Stern
and Or Gerzik.
The evening starts with a
Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:30 p.m.,
followed by dinner at 6:10 and
the lecture at 7:30. Tickets are
$18 per adult, $10 per child;
children under 4 are free.
For information, call Susan
Schulman at (248) 231-3898 or