October 27, 2017 | 7 Cheshvan 5778  Candle Lighting | 6:13 p.m.
Vol. XVII 
No. 07
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In The Sof
Tues., Oct. 31 
Knowledge @ Noon
12 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 7
Knowledge @ Noon
12 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 14
Knowledge @ Noon
12 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 14
Fall Open House
@ 6 p.m.


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Student Life

Log Your Shul 
and Community Service Hours

ATTENTION STUDENTS: EVERY year you are required to participate in at least 15 hours of community service and attend a minimum of 10 religious services. Please use the links below to record your community service and religious service attendance. 

Performing Arts

"Pippin" Tickets 
On Sale Now 
Playbill Ad Form Available Online

TICKETS FOR FJA's production of "Pippin" are on sale now. The two-day run, which takes to The Berman Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 2-3, 2017, is generating a lot of buzz. 
   To purchase tickets, visit The Berman online, call the box  office at (248) 661-1900 or stroll down during lunch and actually go to the box office.

   The ad sales deadline for ads in the "Pippin" Playbill is November 1. 
   To place an ad, click on the downloadable form here .

Writer's Craft Honors
Find Your Voice at FJA's Poetry Slam

Athletic Department

Jaguar Sports

BOYS TENNIS | Season Ends in Top Third

BOYS TENNIS ENDED its season at the conclusion of the Division 4 state finals at Novi High School last week. While the Jags qualified second in their division, behind Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, in the end it was Liggett that took home the D-4 title, beating Ann Arbor Greenhills.
   Through it all, the Jags can hold their tails high after finishing in the top third of D-4, placing ahead of 20 other teams by coming in 10th. Singles players Jacob Bean (No. 1), Seth Kahan (No. 3) and Eric Adelson (No. 4) were all Flight Runners-Up; doubles players Alex Bean and Eli Grey (No.2), Isaac Mintz and Russel Presser (No. 3), and Andrew Schulman and Ben Goldstein (No. 4) were also Flight Runners-Up. Yasher Koach to all our Jaguars for a season well played. Click HERE for pictures.

BOWLING Team Meeting on Tues., Oct. 31
Coach Bernstein will hold a meeting at the beginning of lunch in room 326 on Tuesday, Oct. 31 for anyone interested in joining the Jaguars Bowling Team this season. 

Department News: Mathematics

OR Meets CAD: Tag Team Teaching

By Erika Badour
Chair, Mathematics Dept.

THIS YEAR, THE Math Department is making an effort to incorporate more technology into its classes, starting with Operations Research (OR), by adding Computer Aided Design to the OR curriculum. 
Simon Pinter, manager of the Genesis Lab, and my colleague Eric Rapp are sharing responsibilities to expand the content taught in the class. Rapp meets with the class twice weekly to teach the traditional OR content; Pinter assumes teaching duties once a week to teach CAD skills through parametric modeling software. 
   Currently, students are learning how to use Fusion 360, which uses industry-standard tools that connect an entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform.
   Learning these skills will prepare students for future Operations Research projects later in the school year. Additionally, it provides students with foundational knowledge in a field with tremendous future growth opportunities.

Jewish Studies News

Bible III Honors 
Class Hosts Guest Lecturer

IN RABBI MICHAEL Langer's Bible III Honors class, students recently had the treat of hearing a guest lecture by Dr. Howard Lupovitch, director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University. Professor Lupovitch discussed the lives and methodologies of medieval Bible commentators Rashi and Rashbam.
Visual Arts

Gift for the Zombie Who Has Everything ...

STUDENTS IN ALLISON Berlin's pottery class are creating Zombie cookie jars. Now you know what to get that fan of "The Walking Dead" for  Hanukkah.