Miss Representation

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Miss Representation Sunday, April 15

A documentary film about challenging the media’s limiting protrayals of women and girls, and empowering women to take an equal seat at every table. The goal of the Miss Representation movement is to spark millions of small actions that ultimately lead to a cross-generational movement to eradicate gender stereotypes and create lasting cultural and sociological change. Sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Foundation and supported by WISDOM among others. 3-6 PM at the Sleigman Performing Arts Center, Detroit Country Day School, 22305 W. 13 Mile Rd. Beverly Hills, MI. See Flyer Below!!

Lecture in Scripture Studies

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Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

“Jesus and Judaism: The Connection Still Matters”

March 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

University of Detroit Mercy

Fountain Lounge

4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit

(intersection of Livernois and W. McNichols)

Reception Following

Understanding Jesus means Understanding Judaism

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Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

“Understanding Jesus means Understanding Judaism: Tips for Preaching and Teaching”

March 30, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church

26998 Woodward, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(SE Corner of 11 Mile and Woodward)

Please RSVP by contacting Gail Katz: gailkatz@comcast.net or 248-978-6664

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science in Nashville, TN; she is also Affiliated Professor, Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge UK. Holding the B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, she has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, and Christian Theological Seminary.

Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperOne), The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us, co-authored with Douglas Knight (HarperOne), the edited Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton), and the fourteen-volume edited Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum). With Marc Brettler she also edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford). A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Professor Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox synagogue, although she is often quite unorthodox.

Interfaith Seder

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Come to our Interfaith Seder

at Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills

Thursday, March 29, 2012 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM
(with registration beginning at 5:30 PM)

Rabbinic Associate Keren Alpert will lead the seder and explain the Haggadah (the ritual Jewish Passover text) to mark the Jewish Passover holiday which begins on the evening of April 7th. The service will include a light supper that will highlight the traditional Passover foods, the ritual recitations, songs, and portions of the service.

Registration is required.  Cost is $20 per person.

Send name(s), contact number(s) and email address(es), along with your check made out to WISDOM to:  WISDOM, P.O. Box 7091, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Registration must be received by Wednesday, March 21st.

For more information contact: Fran Hildebrandt, 248-318-8301 or Paula Drewek, 586-419-6811

Sponsors:  WISDOM, Temple Beth El, and the Isadore and Frances Malin Interfaith Activities Fund of Temple Beth El

WISDOM Mission Statement

To Provide concrete modeling of women from different faith traditions working together in harmony for the common good.
To Empower women to take a more active role in furthering social justice and world peace.
To Dispel myths, stereotypes, prejudices and fear about faith traditions different from our own.
To Nurture the growth of empathy and spiritual energy that result from our projects and interfaith dialogue.