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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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Free

Environmental Implications of the Trump Budget and Appointees to Michigan

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The J, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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This talk, will be presented by Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.  State Representative Stephanie Chang will also be present.  Work will begin on forming Action Circles to support PEGS endorsed organizations. Next community meeting will be May 21.  For more information about this program or to learn about how PEG is fighting for its benefits and how you can help. Please contact info@qualityingov.org and visit www.equalityingov.org. Co-sponsored by Protectors of Equality in Government &…

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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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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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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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Yiddish Reading Group

May 5 @ 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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JCC Family Camp

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - May 7 @ 11:00 am
Camp Tamarack, 4361 Perryville Rd
Ortonville, MI 48462
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Is your family looking for something fun to do? Join us at Family Camp 2017   Friday, May 5th—Sunday May 7th at Tamarack Camps    Cost:  $130 per adult (16 +) / $85 per child 2-15 (Cost includes lodging (bunks), all meals, and activities)    Where: Tamarack Camp, Ortonville, MI   Activities include: Friday night Shabbat Dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat Song session and Israeli Dancing Shabbat Morning Experience Camp Activities:  Canoeing, Archery, Rock Climbing, Zipline, Arts & Crafts, and more. Havdallah…

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