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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Yom Chamishi, 25 Av 5774
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Welcome to Congrgation Shaarey Zedek

Congregation Shaarey Zedek is committed to helping everyone live a full Jewish life, no matter the make up of your familial unit. We warmly welcome singles, interfaith couples, those in the LGBTQ community, and their respective family members as well. As Rabbi Bigman puts it, "We may come from different backgrounds but here we are a mishpachah, a family."

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Spotlight: Shabbat Services and Summer Gatherings

Join us for our outdoor Shabbat services on 
 August 22 at 6:00 p.m.
On the east patio followed by a potluck dinner.
 
We will supply kosher hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the fixings. 
There is no charge to attend but please bring a parve dish to pass, and Patty know if you will  be joining us by
Wednesday, August 20.
 
If you would like to help set up, grill or participate in any way, Please call Patty in the office.
She would appreciate your assistance. 

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Shop for the things you need and Congregation Shaarey Zedek will receive 4% of your total order. 

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Anyone can particpate, just share this link with your friends and family!


 

Join the Choir for the High Holy Days

Shaarey Zedek has wonderful singers who participate in special Shabbat music programs, as Soloists, and with the Shaarey Zedek Singers.
 
You could be part of these events
 and what better way to start than with the High Holy Days!
 
Rehearsal Schedule
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Mondays: August 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Tuesday: September 2.

High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah
                  Wednesday evening, September 24 and
                  Thursday morning, September 25

Yom Kippur
                  Friday evening, October 3 and
                  Saturday morning, October 4

Requirements: Elementary music reading ability, and enthusiasm.

Contact Cantor Schiffer if you would like to sing in the choir. Call 351-3570 email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Caring Community Program - New Program Areas!

Our Spiritual Communal Family Helping One Another
Learn more about the Caring Community Program  

This program is a way for us to live our Jewish values by caring for one another, helping each other in concrete ways, and becoming a spiritual communal family.Everyone can particpate. Performing mitzvot are part of daily Jewish life. In the daily morning prayers, a passage from the Gemara (Shabbat 127a) enjoins us to honor our parents, do deeds of loving kindness, provide hospitality, visit the sick, and comfort the bereaved. Everyone’s life has different demands and whatever one can do is greatly appreciated and valued. No mitzvah is too small!

 

Be The Game Changer - Volunteers needed for Snack Delivery

YOU can be the game changer! Volunteer to pick-up and deliver snacks once a month to the youths involved with Michigan Youth Opportunity Initiative (MYOI - youths transitioning from foster care to independent living).  Shaarey Zedek's Tzedakah Committee helps sponsor a monthly asset training by providing snacks and drinks.  We know our efforts can help at least ONE of these youths successfully transition out of foster care and we need your help.  

The Tzedakah Committee can provide the snacks for you - pick up at Congregation Shaarey Zedek- or you can be reimbursed by providing receipts to Patty.  Contact Jan White to schedule your snack delivery! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 336-7846




Tikkun Olam
 (Repairing the World). We believe that all human beings are created in the image of God, and that we are God’s partners in improving the world. Tikkun olam is a hallmark of Reform Judaism as we strive to bring peace, freedom, and justice to all people.

Please visit our Tzedakah Committe and Caring Community Program pages for ways you can join us in Tikkun Olam

Jewish Learning

 

At Congregation Shaarey Zedek we believe that Jewish learning is a lifelong project. Our religious school educates students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our congregation also provides thought-provoking adult-learning opportunities.


Upcoming Events

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7:30 pm Thursday - 9:00 pm Thursday
Taking Home the Torah

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7:30 pm Friday - 8:30 pm Friday
Shabbat Services

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Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Conservative Shabbat Morning Service

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Sunday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Special Program: Transforming Darkness Into Light

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7:30 pm Monday - 9:30 pm Monday
Choir Practice

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7:00 pm Thursday - 9:00 pm Thursday
Executive Board Meeting

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7:30 pm Thursday - 9:00 pm Thursday
Taking Home the Torah

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7:30 pm Friday - 8:30 pm Friday
Shabbat Services