Friday, September 04, 2015
Yom Shishi, 20 Elul 5775

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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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Important Information from our Religious School

Important Information from the Shaarey Zedek Religious School


Shaarey Zedek Religious School Open House ~ Friday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m. This will be followed by Shaarey Zedek Live! at 7:00 p.m.


Registration information and forms can be found here

School Begins

For PreK-7th grade students ~ Sunday, September 13th. Please join us for our Welcome Assembly, and plan to attend the parent meeting that follows while students are in classes.

For Tichon 8th-12th grade ~ Sunday, October 11th

Get Swabbed! Bone Marrow Registry Drive

A simple cheek swab is all it takes!!
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Sunday, September
13th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For children and adults suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood related diseases, the only hope for a cure is a bone marrow or stem cell transplant

If you are between the ages of 18 and 45 and in general good health, you are eligible to swab and register.

No RSVP or pre-register The entire sign up process takes only 5 minutes!
For more information, please contact Rabbi Bigman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.giftoflife.org

Download the full flyer - share with co-workers, family and friends!

Congregation Shaarey Zedek
1924 Coolidge Road

East Lansing, MI 48823

Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation &
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

High Holy Days Service Schedule

High Holy Days Service Schedule - 2015/ 5775-5776
Click here for a printable version 
Saturday, September 5th  at 7: 00 p.m. ~ Selichot 

Rosh Hashanah - 5775 -5776
Sunday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. ~ Rosh Hashanah Evening Service (followed by Oneg)

Monday, September 14th ~ Rosh Hashanah Services 
  • 8:00 a.m. — Conservative Service (includes Musaf)
  • 11:30 a.m. — Reform Service
  • 3:00 p.m. — Intergenerational Service
  • 4:30 p.m. — Tashlich - Birthday Party for the World at Ferguson Park in Okemos.*

Tuesday, September 15 at 9:00 a.m.~ Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (Conservative)

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. ~ Kol Nidre Service

Wednesday, September 23rd ~ Yom Kippur Services
  • 8:00 a.m — Conservative Service (includes Musaf)
  • 11:30 a.m. — Reform Service
  • 2:00 p.m. — Educational Session
  • 3:00 p.m. — Intergenerational Service
  • 4:00 p.m. — Healing Service
  • 4:30 p.m. — Mincha 
  • 5:30 p.m. — Yizkor
  • 6:00 p.m. — Neilah 
*Our Tashlich Service will be combined with a “Happy Birthday to the World” party for children, complete with cake and festivities. All are welcome to join us at Ferguson Park. 

Pizza in the Hut!

Pizza in the Hut!
Join us in the Sukkah for a pizza/salad/fruit dinner celebrating Sukkot
Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Cost is $7 per person. (Children 6 and under are free)
Please send reservation and payment to the synagogue office by Monday, September 28. 

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 particpate. 

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


Sep, 4 2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Sep, 5 2015 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Sep, 5 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sep, 10 2015


Sep, 10 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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