The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s 62nd Annual Jewish Book Fair will be held November 6-17 and will feature leading figures from the arts, entertainment, politics, business, journalism and much more, including an opening night appearance by Jeffrey Toobin, author, staff writer at The New Yorker and senior legal analyst with CNN and the closing of the two week event with an intimate conversation with celebrated entertainer and author, Michael Feinstein The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Michigan region will hold ArtWorks ADL: Justice, Advocacy, & Art™ ArtWorks ADL will be held on November 17th, 2013 at the Janice Charach Gallery at the West Bloomfield JCC. The exhibition will be from 4:00-7:00 PM and the program will begin at 5:30 PM. ArtWorks is an exhibition, fundraiser, and silent auction event, highlighting the talents of nationally and locally acclaimed artists for the benefit of ADL.
ArtWorks ADL is the first annual art exhibition, fundraiser, and silent auction highlighting the mission and impact of the Anti-Defamation League. ArtWorks ADL features unique and donated artwork created by today’s leading emerging and established artists. Each piece of artwork – painting, photography, mixed media, or sculpture – focuses on one or more aspects of ADL’s mission, including anti-Semitism, extremism, racism, education, religious freedom, and Israel advocacy. The artwork displayed will share each artist’s perspective on the mission of ADL. All artwork will be included in a silent auction where guests can bid on the work. The goal of ArtWorks ADL is to engage, empower, and educate the Detroit community about the mission and impact of ADL through art. ArtWorksADL will celebrate ADL’s achievements over the last 100 years and recognize the League’s critical work as the voice of justice and fairness for all who have faced injustice, hatred, or bigotry.
ArtWorks features unique artwork created by today’s leading emerging artists. Each piece of artwork, painting, photography, mixed media, or sculpture focuses on one or more aspect of ADL’s mission, including anti-Semitism, extremism, racism, education, religious freedom and Israel advocacy. “The artwork displayed will share each artist’s perspective on the mission of ADL, said Jaimee Wine, ArtWorks ADL. “This event promises to draw diverse members in the community for an amazing evening of entertainment, culture and education.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Harvey Milk, Daniel Pearl, men and women whose lives were cut short by racism, genocide, homophobia and hate. What would they have done if they had lived? Would they have inspired legislation and fought injustice? Would they have written great works of literature or powerful works of journalism? Would they have made the world a better, more beautiful place?
“My Emily has been through too much, don’t let The Gift of Life people come talk to me, the answer is NO.” Alicia Stillman said these words on Saturday, February 2, 2013 as she sat next to her lifeless 19-year-old daughter Emily.