Weekly Blast

Flint Jewish Federation--The Smart, Meaningful Way to Give!
In This Issue
Critical Issues
Scrambled, a Delightful Drama
Steve and Susan Low invite you to join them at UM's Critical Issues luncheons which have just been announced.  Cost is $140 per person for the series.  The presentations are always fascinating and the luncheons delicious.  This year the series will feature the following:

March 13

Tom Root


March 19

Michael Sandel, Ph.D.


March 27

Mickey Edwards


April 2

Susan Cain


April 10

Victor Strecher, M.D.

Our table can accomodate 10 people.  Please call the office to sign up (810) 767-5922 or email to amusser@tm.net.  More information will be forthcoming in the Blast.  If you can't wait then go to UM Flint's website for more information about the speakers and other details.



Jewish Community Services needs

volunteers to help with the Senior Lunch Program at Temple Beth El Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays setting up tables, serving meals and help with cleaning up.

Call Jyoti Khurana at 767-5922 if interested.



Sunday April 14th

Annual Holocaust Remembrance

featuring Jeannie Opdyke Smith, daughter of Righteous Gentile Irene Opdyke.


April 11, May 5--9, 7 pm nightly

2013 Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival, Flint Institute of Arts.


To donate now call 810 767-5922 or mail your donation to 619 Wallenberg St., Flint Michigan, 48502
Have you included the Federation in your will?



Thursday, January 10, the Sisterhoods of CBI and TBE collaborated to present a dramatic reading of Beth Kander's award winning play Scrambled.  In reality it was more than a reading with costumes, make up, sets and sound effects.The actors, including the narrator and sound effects manager (Director Lisa Kander) were oustanding, the story engaging.  Afterwards audience members noshed and talked with the actors, director and assistant director Char Bruce.  Hopefully this is just the first of such entertaining and thought provoking joint Sisterhood productions!  Thanks are also due to the Ravitz Fund and Steele Spring Theatrical Licensing without the support and cooperation of which the production would not have been possible.

Scrambled Cast


(Marty Natchez photos)



Jewish Federations Foster Employment Opportunities for Israeli Seniors 

Jewish Federation-funded programs help impoverished Israeli seniors. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), which is supported by Jewish Federations, has developed employment programs for seniors through its ESHEL partnership with the Israeli government. Programs include employment clubs that pair seniors with local factories and businesses; a mini shopping mall in Nazareth Illit operated primarily by and for older adults; a creativity center in Carmiel for older artisans; and new senior job placement centers in Tel Aviv and Nahariya.



Ensure the Future of the Flint Jewish Community!

What is your passion--helping Seniors? Jewish Education? Israel? Music, film, theatre, art? Jewish Youth? Supporting your synagogue or temple?Helping the disabled?  The environment?  Whatever your passion The Flint Jewish Federation can help you create a legacy that sustains the Flint Jewish community.  Call the Federation at (810) 767-5922 and make an appointment to find out how!