Sunday, May 01, 2016
Yom Rishon, 23 Nisan 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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Special Two-part Aging with a Plan

Aging with a Plan - Healing Hand Workshop and Healing Service
Cantor Sue Knight Deutsch

Friday, April 15th ~ 7:30 p.m,
Healing and Contemplative Service

Sunday, April 17th
Healing Hand Workshop
9:30 a.m. Bagels and Coffee - 10:00 a.m. Workshop

The Healing Hand:
Being present for the dying and the living in the things that matter most

What shall I do, what shall I say, and who am I in the face of this? These are universal questions that often arise when we are faced with the illness or the impending death of a loved one. This workshop is about connecting with the things that matter most in human life and relationship. Click here for more information

Registration Information:
The workshop is free of charge but registration is required as space is limited. Call Patty Warshaw in the Shaarey Zedek Office at 351-3570 to register.

Passover First Night Seder-April 22nd

Join your Shaarey Zedek Family for the 
First Night of Passover Seder
Friday, April 22nd Following Sabbat Services
 Workship 5:00 p.m./Seder 6:00 p.m.
No Cooking. No Cleaning. Just come and enjoy yourself

  Please make your reservation by April 17.*
For Reservation form click here

Limited to first 100 reservations. No walk-ins, please.

   $22 per adult, $7 per child 6-12, children 5 or under FREE

Mail check, payable to "Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood," to:

Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

Questions about reservations? Call Shawn Olds (899-8199).

*For complimentary tickets, please contact Rabbi Bigman at 351-3570 ex 2.
Volunteers are needed to help prepare, serve, and/or clean up.
If you can help, please contact Shawn Olds at 339-7889 or garden-mom@hotmail.com.

Post-Passover Pizza and Pasta Party

Annual Post-Passover Pizza and Pasta Party
April 30th~ 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.,m.

Please join us as we “break” Passover together by eating pizza and other breaded foods

Pizza House
4790 Hagadorn
East Lansing

This is also a FUNdraiser Just bring this flyer or mention Shaarey Zedek and 15% of your bill will be donated to the synagogue.

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
*Click here for the Presentation Materials*

Sunday, February 28, 2016 ~ Palliative Care, Hospice and
Jewish Ritual in Death, Mourning, and Beyond
Click here for program Flyer
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


May, 1 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


May, 5 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


May, 6 2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


May, 7 2016 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


May, 10 2016

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