Saturday, February 13, 2016
Yom Shabbat, 4 Adar I 5776

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."  ~ Click here to read more from Rabbi Bigman

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FUNdraiser for the Ethel Wolfe Kitchen Fund

Join us for our FUNdraiser for the Ethel Wolfe Kitchen Fund!

A Silent Auction
Organized by Sisterhood

January 10, 2016.
2:00 p.m.
Davis Family Social Hall

Something for everyone, from home decor to jewelry
everyone is welcome to support this worthwhile cause!
Bring your whole family to enjoy great food, great friends

and take home a Trinket or two..

Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Kenneth Kanter

The Social-Cultural Committee Presents:


Rabbi Kenneth Kanter
Associate Dean and Director of the Rabbinical School,
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati

Friday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: “
Shiru Ladonai Shir Chadash: Jewish Liturgy from the Tanach to the Campfire.”

Saturday, January 16th at 7:30 p.m.

Lecture and Concert: “We Jews on Broadway.”
featuring the singing talents of our own Cantor Schiffer,
Rabbi Dana Benson of MSU Hillel,
and other guest performers
with Music Director-Accompanist Dave Wendelberger

Rabbi Kenneth A. Kanter serves as Associate Dean and Director of the Rabbinical School for the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Ins tute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rabbi Kanter’s research interest is American- Jewish Cultural History, with particular focus in American Jewish popular culture. He is a popular lecturer and author of books, journals, and articles focusing on the Jewish contribute on to American popular music from the 1840’s to the 1940’s

Save the Dates!

Mark your calendars!

Friday, February 5th - 7:30 p.m. ~ Guest Speaker, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler —The Language of Sports

Saturday, February 6th - 7:30 p.m. ~ Saturday Night Live at Shaarey Zedek

Caring Community Presents: Aging with a Plan ~ Four Seminars

Congregation Shaarey Zedek Caring Community 

Aging with a Plan
based on the new book by Sharona Hoffman
All seminars will be from 9:30 a.m. to Noon ~ For further details - click here for the flyer
Buy the Book at a discount: click here.

Sunday, November 1 Aging with a Plan
Introduction to Aging with a Plan with author Sharona Hoffman
Services for Aging; Living Arrangements as We Age
*Click here for the Presentation Materials*

Sunday, December 6 ~ Practical/Logistical Decisions
Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Advance Care Directives and Planning
Durable Power of Attorney; Funeral Arrangements/Burial

Sunday, February 28, 2016 ~ Palliative Care, Hospice and
Jewish Ritual in Death, Mourning, and Beyond

Learn about the many levels of Hospice and Palliative Care
This session will also feature a clergy panel discussion:
Jewish Ritual in Death and Mourning led by Rabbi Amy Bigman

Sunday, April 17, 2016 ~ 
The Healing Hand Workshop:  Being Present for the Dying and the Living
Join Cantor Sue Knight Deutsch, author of The Healing Hand, as she guides
us through ways to connect with one another in difficult times.

Coins for CATA!

Our annual Coins for CATA drive is on!

Please fill the world's largest Tzedakah box (a.k.a. "the big jug")
Help us help our partners at CATA with much-needed bus tokens

The 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 participate. 

Performing mitzvot are part of daily Jewish life. In the daily morning prayers, a passage from the Talmud (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!

Upcoming Events


Feb, 18 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Feb, 19 2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Feb, 20 2016 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Feb, 25 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Feb, 26 2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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