WISDOM Newsletter – Nov & Dec 2011 Special

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THE WISDOM WINDOW

NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2011 Events

WISDOM

Friday, November 11

The 60th Annual Jewish Book Fair will present “The Essence of Chaldean Culture Through Food – A Tasting” on Friday, November 11 at 11:30 AM at the Jewish Community Center on West Maple Road in W. Bloomfield, MI. Join us for a culinary journey to one of the world’s oldest cuisines, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia. Demonstrating recipes from the new Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (CALC) cookbook, Ma Baseema, the presentation will also include a history of the Chaldeans, both in Mesopotamia and the Metro Detroit area. Members of the CALC will demonstrate making 2 foods: vegetarian dolma and baklawa.

 

Presenting a meal to guests is an important cultural experience of the Chaldean community. Thus, we invite you to come to the table to share and enjoy foods that are time-honored traditions of the Chaldean culture. The cost is $10 per person, for a meal that includes vegetarian dolma, baklawa, and Iraqi salad. Registration is required by November 3. To register, please call the Book Fair Office at 248.432.5692 or order online at www.jccdet.org

 

This program is co-sponsored by the Chaldean/Jewish Building Community Initiative – Arts & Culture Division and WISDOM.

 

bracelet

 

MAKE INTERFAITH BRACELETS WITH WISDOM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

AT THE UNITY OF FARMINGTON HILLS CHURCH

32500 W. 13 MILE ROAD, FARMINGTON HILLS, 48334

 

Come and join WISDOM and Nomi Joyrich, owner of the Franklin Bead Works, as we put together beads and charms of different faith traditions to make beautiful interfaith bracelets for the holiday season. Light supper will be served. Cost is $35.00 for the beads, charms and dinner.

 

Email Gail Katz, gailkatz@comcast.net, or Paula Drewek, drewekpau@aol.com, or Fran Hildebrandt, fhildebr@aol.com with your name, address, telephone number(s) and email address. Send your check for $35, made out to WISDOM, to WISDOM, P.O. Box 7091, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302. Registrations must be received by November 18th so that Nomi Joyrich has time to order the interfaith charms!!

 

If you are planning on coming to our interfaith Jewelry making event, we would like to request that you also bring some items to assist women and children in Detroit who have lost their cash assistance as of October 1, 2011. Over 6500 families in Detroit will be impacted by the loss of this cash assistance. WISDOM is asking you to bring some winter items such as socks, underwear, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, in addition to jeans, sweater, pajamas and any personal hygiene items that you can spare. We will be taking a collection at our winter WISDOM events, and then donating these items to a clothing pantry on the east side of Detroit. Thank you!!

 

kids against hunger 

JOIN WISDOM AT OUR KIDS AGAINST HUNGER PROJECT

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

AT THE RUSH TRUCKING WAREHOUSE

35160 E. Michigan Ave., Wayne, MI 48184

 

Event is co-sponsored by The Bharatiya Temple in Troy, The
Muslim Unity Center in Bloomfield Hills, The National Council of Jewish Women, and St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church in Bloomfield Hills.

 

We welcome your individual donations to this Community Service Project with Kids Against Hunger. You are welcome to bring family members, but registration is required. To register email Gail Katz, gailkatz@comcast.net, Paula Drewek, drewekpau@aol.com or Fran Hildebrandt, fhildebr@aol.com with the names of people in your group, where you are from, phone number(s), email contact information, and which shift you prefer. There will be two shifts – the first shift starting at 2:00 PM and the second shift starting at 3:15 PM!!

 

All children must be supervised by parent/guardian!!

 

If you are planning on coming to our food packing community service project, we would like to request that you also bring some items to assist women and children in Detroit who have lost their cash assistance as of October 1, 2011. Over 6500 families in Detroit will be impacted by the loss of this cash assistance. WISDOM is asking you to bring some winter items such as socks, underwear, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, in addition to jeans, sweater, pajamas and any personal hygiene items that you can spare. We will be taking a collection at our winter WISDOM events, and then donating these items to a clothing pantry on the east side of Detroit. Thank you!!

RembrandtThe Interfaith Leadership Council

of Metropolitan Detroit

and

The Jewish News/ Chaldean News Building Community Initiative

are sponsoring

“Religion, Community and the Arts

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”

 

Sunday, December 4, 2011 – 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Lecture/Symposium · Exhibit Tour · Reception

 

in conjunction with the exhibit

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus

at the Detroit Institute of Arts!!

 

The symposium’s panelists from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions will look at the person of Jesus, examine the context of his time, and discuss how their individual faiths view the figures of Jesus.

 

Patron Ticket – $100 (includes preferred seating in lecture, exhibit tour with curator and reception)

 

Regular Ticket – $48 (includes lecture, exhibit and reception)

 

Include your name, address, email, and phone number

and mail check to:

 

The Interfaith Leadership Council

10821 Capital Street, Oak Park, MI 48237-3147

 

To read more about the panelists and the program and to register online go to:

 

http://www.twsclients.com/clients/symposium.html and

www.detroitinterfaithcouncil.com

 

Attention High School Teens!!
 
Teens working together
 
JOIN US AT FACE TO FAITH!!
 
An Interfaith Initiative
for Teens of all faith traditions!!
 
Thursday, November 17th
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
at the Muslim Unity Center
1830 West Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

 

Meet new people

and make new friends!

Learn about Islam

and take a tour of the mosque!

 

Participate in interfaith round table discussion

while you dine on delicious

Middle Eastern food!!

 

For more information

and to register

contact Gail Katz, gailkatz@comcast.net

WISDOM Co-Founder

 

or Josh Morof, jbmorof@yahoo.com

Andover High School Senior

and Founder of Face to Faith

Go to our WISDOM websites at www.interfaithwisdom.org

Read our interfaith story of the week from our book Friendship and Faith,

and find the link to buy the book at

Amazon at

Contact Information

 

Gail Katz gailkatz@comcast.net
phone: 248-978-6664

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To Empower women to take a more active role in furthering social justice and world peace.
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