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Monday, March 02, 2015
Yom Sheini, 11 AdarI 5775
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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."

Get Connected

Join us for Purim

Join us on for Purim

Wednesday, March 4th
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Megillah Reading and Purim Program

featuring songs from Frozen!
Dress like your favorite Frozen character or your favorite Purim personality
Bring boxes of pasta to use as Greggers

Pasta to be donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank

and

 Suday, March 8th
6:00 p.m. -  Pizza/Salad Dinner
7:30 p.m. -  Spiel 
Donations accepted

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Fiddler on the Roof" with this year's spiel
"Esther on the Roof"

On the Chocolate Trail

The Cultural Committee presents
Scholar-in-Residence
Rabbi Deborah Prinz, author of

On the Chocolate Trail
A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History,
Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao

Friday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Evening Service
Topic: L'Dor V'Dor — American Traders and Conversos Dip into Chocolate

Saturday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m.
An evening featuring Havdalah, lecture, refreshments, and book signing
Topic: Jews on the Chocolate Trail

Sunday, March 29th at 12:30 p.m.
Talk about ethics and the Chocolate trade (geared towards high schoolers)
Topic: What is the Best Chocolate

Caring Community Program

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