Friday, September 22, 2017
Yom Shishi, 2 Tishri 5778

Note: Time for Sept. 1st Shabbat Evening Service is 6:15 p.m. There will be no Oneg

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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High Holy Days Service Schedule 2017/5777-5778

Saturday, September 16th  Selichot 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20th Rosh Hashanah evening service (followed by Oneg) 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 21st Rosh Hashanah services
Conservative 8:00 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah for Tots (Chapel) 8:30 a.m..
Rosh Hashanah for Youth (Chapel) 9:15 a.m.
Reform  11:00 a.m.
Tashlich / Birthday Party for the World at Ferguson Park, Okemos  4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 22nd Rosh Hashanah morning service (Conservative) 9:30 a.m.
Shabbat Evening Service 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 29th Shabbat / Kol Nidre service 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 30th Yom Kippur services
Conservative (includes Musaf ) 8:00 a.m.
Yom Kippur for Tots (Chapel) 8: 30 a.m.
Yom Kippur for Youth (Chapel) 9:15 a.m.
Reform 11:00 a.m.
Educational Session 2:00 p.m.
Mincha 3:30 p.m.
Healing Service* 5:00 p.m.
Yizkor 5:30 p.m.
Neilah 6:00 p.m.
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

Letters of Reciprocity to attend High Holy Days services at other congregations are available to any Shaarey Zedek member-in-good-standing. Please contact Patty Warshaw in the office. As is our policy, college students are welcome to join us. they must show a valid student identification card upon entering the synagogue. 

* Healing Service Please note: Due to the nature of the Healing Service and the mood we would like to impart, entrance to the Yizkor service will not begin until the Healing Service has been concluded. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

High Holy Days: Child Care Request

Congregation Shaarey Zedek 2017 High Holy Days Child Care
$12 per session, per child, with $24 maximum per family per session. 
Note: Availability of child care will depend upon demand. 
Payment and Forms Due No Later than September 15 - No Exceptions

Click here for the form 

Join us for the Yom Kippur Break-Fast

Join us for our Shaarey Zedek Family for the Yom Kippur Break-Fast!
Saturday, September 30th
Following the Neilah
Please RSVP by Friday, September 22nd!

Click here for form

Congregants: Want to Share Stories of Your Relationship with Israel with the SZRS?

Interested?  Contact Aviva Panush, Director 
Congregation Shaarey Zedek Relgious School 


October 4th –Save the Date– Supper in the Sukkah!


October 21st –Save the Date– Shabbat at the Zoo!


The Shaarey Zedek Gift Shop

The Shaarey Zedek Gift Shop

Looking for that special occasion gift? Not sure what to give?
Need a gift certficate? 

We have it!

We also carry all of your B'nai Mitzvah needs!
We have many items in stock and can special order anything you need, such as

  • Kippot
  • Frames
  • Kiddush Cups
  • Sculptures
  • Shabbat Candlesticks
  • Jewelry
  • Yads

And more!!

HOURS: Sundays during Religious School or by special appointment.

Please contact Lisa Bass (230-0111), Marilyn Ruben (980-3755), or Diane Uhlmann (351-5480).

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.

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 can participate

Everyone’s life has different demands and whatever one can do is greatly appreciated and valued.

No mitzvah is too small! 

Upcoming Events

Sep, 22 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
Sep, 23 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Service
Sep, 28 2017 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Executive Board Meeting
Sep, 29 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat / Kol Nidre Service

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