Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Mayberry, Michigan: Jewish Life in the Northern Boondocks

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What is life like for small town Jews? You and your family are local experts on everything Jewish, regardless of what you know or practice. Your simchas are attended by more non-Jews than Jews. Finding Chanukah candles in a local store is enough to make your day. Congregations don’t care if you’re Jewish, observant, or neither; everyone is welcome and help is always needed. Volunteers make the decisions and run the show; if something Jewish is going to happen, it will be up to you. This presentation will explore the privileges and challenges of living a Jewish life in rural and remote communities of northern Michigan and Ontario. The story of how six tiny congregations met in 2012 and grew into an extended Jewish family will be highlighted.

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Carol Ellstein

Psychologist, L’Dor v’Dor Northern Michigan Consortium
Detroit-born psychologist Dr. Carol Ellstein lives with her husband in rural northern Michigan. She is a past president and current Board member of Temple B’nai Israel of Petoskey and a co-founder of the L’Dor v’Dor Northern MI Consortium.

Sunday March 22, 2020 1:05pm - 2:00pm EDT