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Federation Days. One Event-Filled Week, April 8-14.

March 20, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Federation DaysMake Your Pledge to Breathe, Stretch, Taste and Enjoy.
Have you ever wanted to declare your own holiday? Check your calendar for the week of April 8th and  take some time for yourself. Call it a touch of spring fever. Call it a good stretch of time: to help the community, to drop in on a class, to cook a new dish, to tour the Eastern Market. Call it a “busy week” planned for your leisure time. Call it a very special “thank you” from Federation’s Women’s Department. Just for you.

Events  are open to everyone with a minimum pledge of $18 to Federation’s 2013 Annual Campaign. If you have already pledged for 2013, no additional pledge is required. Please note that some of the events have a charge to help cover the cost of the program.

Jews and American Popular Culture – Superheroes and their Jewish Creators

SOLD OUT!
Monday, April 8

Spring into Spring Hands-On Cooking Class
Tuesday, April 9

Priests, Prophets & Kings: The Second Book of Samuel
Wednesday, April 10

Torah on Tap With Rabbi Leiby Burnham– Women’s Edition
Wednesday, April 10

Retro & Revive: Women’s Department Detroit Bus Tour
Thursday, April 11

Come Hungry, Leave Happy: A Strolling and Tasting Tour of Eastern Market
SOLD OUT!
Friday, April 12

Family Fun at The Robot Garage
Sunday, April 14

Stretch to Help
Sunday, April 14
For the full schedule of classes go to www.stretchtohelp.org

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Federation Days

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Jews and American Popular Culture – Superheroes and their Jewish Creators
Monday, April 8
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Come and enjoy a lively discussion on Seinfeld, Mrs. Goldberg, Superman, The Hebrew Hammer, Marjorie Morningstar, Goodbye, Columbus, and more. What makes a character Jewish anyway? Looks? Profession? Stature? Discover who developed these images of Jews and Judaism in television, movies, theater, literature, comic books and graphic novels. What purpose does a Jewish character serve? What image of Judaism (or Jewish mothers, or Jewish princesses) is the public left with? We will debate if these images are positive or negative, helpful or hurtful, accurate or misleading, or all of the above! This is your opportunity to drop-in on a FedEd class in progress. Taught by instructor Ruth Bergman. 

Spring into Spring Hands-On Cooking Class
Tuesday, April 9
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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

Join us in the kitchen with Milk & Honey’s Executive Chef, Darren Wendel. We will be preparing and eating a lunch to get us excited about the fresh produce that accompanies springtime. The tentative menu is below.

Seared Asian Salmon
Asian Napa Cabbage Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Sesame Vinaigrette.
Grilled Vegetables
Watermelon Gazpacho

Priests, Prophets & Kings: The Second Book of Samuel
Wednesday, April 10
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Drop in and brush up on your Jewish studies. A continuation of the Tanakh series, our study focuses on the fascinating figure of David, as he consolidates his position as King of Israel. This is an ongoing class, open to anyone interested in exploring the Second Book of Samuel.  This class is led by Rabbi Rod Glogower.

Torah on Tap With Rabbi Leiby Burnham– Women’s Edition
Wednesday, April 10
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
160 W Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009

Come find out what NEXTGen already knows!  Each month, Rabbi Leiby Burnham inspires over 100 young adults NEXTGen Torah on Tap events.  Join Women’s Department for a great evening of stimulating conversation and socialization. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Dick O’ Dow’s.

Retro & Revive: Women’s Department Detroit Bus Tour
Thursday, April 11
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, MI 48034

Hop on the bus and join us as we explore aspects of Downtown, Midtown and the Wayne State Campus. This tour is guided by Jerry and Barbara Cook in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. Lunch will be at Wayne State University’s new and popular kosher café – Gold ‘n’ Greens.  Tour highlights will include the Riverwalk, Heidelberg Project, Repair the World Moishe House, Downtown Avenue Synagogue, and more!

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers warm enough to walk outdoors.

Come Hungry, Leave Happy: A Strolling and Tasting Tour of Eastern Market
Friday, April 12
10:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2461 Russell St.
Detroit MI, 48207

Join Linda Yellin of Feet on the Street Tours for a behind-the-scenes look at Eastern Market including visits to specialty food shops and an art gallery. On this strolling-tasting tour, participants will hear fun facts, stories and history while enjoying unique foods (all vegetarian) from around the world in our very own local market. Rain or shine!

Please arrive between 10:30 and 10:50 am for coffee and bagels.

Family Fun at The Robot Garage
Sunday, April 14
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
637 South Eton
Birmingham MI 48009

Bring the kids, bring the camera. Come imagine, design and build using LEGO™, DUPLO™ bricks, LaQ™ and other building toys with your family. Robot Garage is located in the heart of Birmingham’s thriving Rail District.

Stretch to Help
Sunday, April 14
All day
Throughout the day, across the area, women like you will make a difference. Sign up for one or more classes and treat yourself to an hour of exercise, health & wellness, and/or nutrition education and join hundreds of other women positively impacting our community on this day. All ages and beginners welcome in every class.

For the full schedule of classes go to www.stretchtohelp.org

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