Institute for Retired Professionals

IRP of the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit provides an intellectual and social environment within the Jewish community for mature adults. It offers a forum, through self-directed interest groups and special events, for persons who wish to creatively use their experience, knowledge and talent for lifelong learning to enrich themselves and their community.

Formed in 1985, IRP has grown over the years thanks to an enthusiastic and well-educated membership aged 55 years and older who share a variety of interests.

You’re invited to join the IRP for lively discussions about everything from today’s political scene to helping children through college to understanding the arts.

Where educational and social opportunities are there for you!

IRP 2015 Kirsh Lecture Series
Wednesday, July 8, 7:30 p.m.
Professor Saeed Khan
Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies at Wayne State University

“ISIS in the Middle-East: 100 Years in the Making“
Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 p.m.
Melvyn Levitsky
Retired ambassador and professor at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

“Russia, Ukrainian and the United States: Past, Present and Future”
Wednesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Howard Lupovitch, PhD
Associate professor of History and director, Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University

“Is Israel’s Leadership in Crisis?”
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, West Bloomfield
For advance reservations, please call The Berman at 248.661.1900, or visit
IRP members: free
Non-IRP members: $6/lecture or $15/series
Tickets will be available at the door
IRP is grateful to the family of the Harry Kirsh z”l for establishing the Harry Kirsh Fund, providing an annual lecture series concerning international relations.
For more information, please contact the IRP office, 248.967.4030 ext. 2018 or