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April 2017

The J @ Bookstock

April 23 - April 30
Laurel Park Place, 37700 West Six Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152 United States
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Join the Ann Arbor J at Bookstock on Sunday, April 23, 2017 and help raise funds while promoting literacy! Bookstock is the largest used book and media sale in Southeast Michigan held each year at Laurel Park Place shopping mall. The proceeds from the sale support education and literacy programs throughout the state while also supporting non-profits like the J! This year's sale runs April 23 - April 30. People who volunteer to help at the sale will also be generating financial support…

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Yiddish Reading Group

April 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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The J, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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There is a range of reading proficiency so don't hesitate to join us. We've read books by Sholem Aleichem, I.J. Singer, Sholem Asch, I. Bashevis Singer and others. We also read short stories and poetry from time to time. We hope you'll come! Our group meets every Friday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Contact Lily Ladin at (734) 662-6613 for more information.

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May 2017
Free

YOM HAATZMAUT MOVIE

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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  Jewish Federation and the Ann Arbor JCC are excited to introduce a new event to the community.  Join us for the film, Atomic Falafel in Commemoration of Yom Haatzmaut!   Comedy/Drama: Two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran spill their countries most valuable secrets on Facebook while trying to prevent a nuclear crisis.   We are asking for people to register in advance. You can register for the event by clicking here. Kosher popcorn and snacks will be…

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JCC Quilting Circle

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

The J, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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Come join us for quilting! A small group makes quilts to be donated to the C. S. Mott Children's Hospital here in Ann Arbor. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.

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Introduction to the Bible: Introduction to 4 Ezra, and Ancient Jewish Ideas of the Messiah, Life after Death, and the Resurrection of the Dead

May 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The J, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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    The book 4 Ezra forms part of the Jewish Apocrypha, a group of Jewish writings stemming from the second century BCE to the first century CE. Although not in the current Hebrew Bible, they are part of the LXX, the Greek Bible, and were considered Holy Scripture by the authors of the New Testament. Fourth Ezra tells a story about a man named Ezra who survived the destruction of the first temple by Babylon in 586 BCE, and was…

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Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival Schedule May 4 -11

May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 8:00 pm

Full schedule and information available at film.jccannarbor.org. Welcome to the 16th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival. For many years we have provided the community with the opportunity to share in the global Jewish experience through film. Join us at some or all of the films. Tickets are $10 each and are not film specific. Student tickets are $5 each with a valid student I.D. A “six pack” of tickets at the discounted rate of $50 is available by advance purchase…

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Low-Impact Exercise

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The J, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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Instructors: Maria Farquhar (Tue.), Julia Braden (Thu.) Low-impact exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. Exercises in this class are done with the aid of a chair while sitting and standing and may include bands or light weights. The workout contains balance and strengthening endurance exercises. To increase each person’s energy, different techniques are introduced: Chinese self-massage, Qigong practice to draw energy from nature, and Donna Eden’s energy exercise routines. For cool downs, some Tai Chi practices…

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Free

Thursday Lunch & Learn: Elvisfest

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The J, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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Did you know that Ypsilanti, Michigan hosts the largest Elvis festival in North America? Each summer around 20,000 people from all over the United States travel to Ypsilanti's Riverside Park for Elvisfest, a weekend-long festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley. The festival includes a stage with rotating Elvis impersonators, a candlelight vigil for Elvis, and a fundraiser for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, among other events. Come learn about this unique festival with a presentation by Mary Decker, festival director.  …

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Kangoo Power

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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Instructor: Laura Marthey Kangoo Power™ is the ultimate cardio interval class, wearing Kangoo Jumps rebounding boots! Classes are taught by Certified Kangoo Power Trainer, Laura Marthey, and include a variety of easy to learn movement patterns set to music. Improve core stability, cardio endurance, and blast your lower body while burning up to 700 calories!  Suitable for all levels. Have FUN getting fit! Register Online or by Downloading the Mobile App What are Kangoo Jumps? Kangoo Jumps rebounding boots have…

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May 4 – Confessions of a Jewish Film Lover with Elliot Wilhelm of the DIA

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The J, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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  An Evening with Mr. Elliot Wilhelm Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:00PM – “Confessions of a Jewish Film Lover” by Elliot Wilhelm Mr. Wilhelm will speak about his own history with film and highlight the McCarthy era and its impact on “Jewish Hollywood” and beyond. Mr. Wilhelm is the curator for the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Detroit Film Theater, and the host of WTVS Detroit Public Television’s Film Festival program. $10/attendee open to the public refreshments and dessert included register at:  https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=4088&pid=19702&sid=375168…

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