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Lighting The Path In Our 150-Year Celebration Vol. LXXX No. 5

Gates of Righteousness The Story of Shaarey Zedek an original Cantata by Cantor Meir Finkelstein Generously Sponsored by

Henrietta & Alvin Weisberg

To Celebrate 150 Years of Congregation Shaarey Zedek with Maestro Leonard Slatkin & the Detroit Symphony Orchestra June 7, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. Please see page 15 for more details

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DIRECTORY

Synagogue Contact Information

Memoriams ........................................................................................ 22 & 23 Life Cycles

When you cannot be at Shaarey Zedek

Babs (z’l) & Herb Kaufman “Listen-In Program” Allowing our members to hear Shabbat & Holiday morning services over the phone at no cost to you.

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Tributes

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Congregation Shaarey Zedek is a warm, welcoming, inclusive and egalitarian Conservative Jewish community. We provide to all generations innovative, stimulating and diverse spiritual, educational, leadership and social opportunities that nurture our love and commitment to Jewish life, our Synagogue, our country and the State of Israel. Our spiritual direction is led by committed, knowledgeable and caring clergy available to all. Together, we participate in celebrating our history, enriching our community and planning our future.

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Leonard S. Gutman, Assistant Cantor

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Shira Shapiro, Executive Director

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RABBINIC REFLECTION

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young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a rabbi, if they could discuss his use of the

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to instruct the people to prepare themselves physically and spiritually for the coming Revelation.

family car. His father took him into his study and said, “I’ll

According to God’s command, Moses returns to the people (still

make a deal with you. You bring up your grades, study Talmud a little,

without the Torah) and warns them to guard their purity, do their

get your hair cut and then we will talk about the car. After about a

laundry and wash all their clothes in anticipation of God coming down

month, the boy came back. They again went into the study where the

from on high with the Torah, a moment to be ushered in by a long

father said, “Son, I am very proud of you. You have brought your grades

blast of the Shofar.

up, you have studied the Talmud diligently, but you have not yet gotten your hair cut.”

At this point, God descends the mountain - not yet to give the Torah - but to call Moses to once again return to the top of Mount

The young man waited a moment and then replied, “You know

Sinai. And just as Moses reaches the zenith for the third time in three

Dad, I have been thinking. If you will remember, famous figures like

days, God immediately sends him back down the mountain to warn

Noah, Samson, and even Moses had long hair. The rabbi thought for a

the people not to come any closer to the mountain than they alr eady

moment and replied, “Yes, my son, and they walked everywhere they

are. The Almighty then tells Moses that he must come back with his

went!”

brother Aaron at his side for it is at that point - that they will actually

Indeed, there is a lot of walking that takes place in the Torah,

receive the Torah.

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especially in the days leading up to receiving the commandments at

What is God trying to accomplish by sending Moses up and down

Mount Sinai. It is in Exodus Chapters 19 and 20 that individual families

the mountain so many times? Is Moses being tested? Why would God

become cemented into a nation of people with a common

put Moses through this exercise in futility? Perhaps this is to show that

background and belief system, the anniversary which we celebrate on

in pursuing anything that is important or meaningful to us - there is

Shavuot, Saturday night May 26, Sunday May 27 and Monday May 28,

almost always a series of ups and downs in the process (literally!) In

2012 (Monday is also Yizkor).

other words, sometimes we must descend in order to ascend!

As the Biblical text teaches - on the third new moon after the

Menachem Mendel of Kotzk explains that when Moses was

Israelites had gone forth from the Land of Egypt, the people entered

physically standing on Sinai, it was clear that he was not fully present

the wilderness of Sinai and Moses disappears into the heavens to

emotionally or spiritually. Moses, like all of us, needed to know that

receive the Torah. While the people were encamping opposite the

physically going up to Sinai was not enough - he had to have his head

mountain, Moses went up to God to express the people’s readiness to

(body, mind and spirit) in the game.

carry out what had been destined for them since the days of Abraham

It is in this way that the holiday of Shavuot reminds us through

and Sarah. Yet, Moses quickly comes back down the mountain without

Moses’ mountain travels that we must seriously examine all of our

the Torah in hand. He then summons all the elders of the people to

interactions and realize the importance of being completely present

ask them if they were willing to make a commitment to living a life of

and in the moment in whatever we do.

Torah and mitzvot with all their hearts and souls. Having secured the

And so, as we celebrate the Revelation of Torah again this year -

people’s consent in one voice (probably the last time our people

let us not only emphasize the majesty of the moment at Sinai - but

spoke in one voice) Moses goes back up the mountain.

may we soon learn to temper the plethora of distractions and focus on

While atop Mount Sinai the second time Moses assures God that

what is really most important in our lives - today, tomorrow and always!

the people can handle the weight of the commandments. Then, God

Susan, Atara, Micah and Elan join me in wishing you a Chag Sameach

asks Moses to once again go down the mountain - this time in order

from our home to yours!


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Shacharit: 7:30 AM ECC Shabbat Dinner: 6:00 PM Minchah-Kabbalat Shabbat-Maariv: 6:00 PM Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:18 PM

SHABBAT, MAY 5

ACHAREI MOT-KEDOSHIM Shacharit: 9:00 AM

Bar Mitzvah of Cooper Harrison Myers Simchah Aliyah for those celebrating a birthday or anniversary in May Shabbat Ruach Babysitting: 10:00 AM in Room 108 Minchah-Maariv: 8:15 PM Seudah Shelishit between Minchah-Maariv Shabbat Ends: 9:25 PM

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THURSDAY, MAY 10 Shacharit: 7:30 AM Minchah-Maariv: 5:30 PM

FRIDAY, MAY 11 MUSIC & MOTZI HONORING MOTHERS Shacharit: 7:30 AM Minchah-Kabbalat Shabbat-Maariv: 6:00 PM Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:26 PM

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Shacharit: 7:30 AM Minchah-Kabbalat Shabbat-Maariv: 6:00 PM Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:33 PM

SHABBAT, MAY 19

BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI

FRIDAY, MAY 25 Shacharit: 7:30 AM

Bat Mitzvah of Grace Sherbin Minchah-Kabbalat Shabbat-Maariv: 6:00 PM Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:40 PM

SHABBAT, MAY 26

BAMIDBAR Shacharit: 9:00 AM Shabbat Ruach Babysitting: 10:00 AM in Room 108 Tikun Leil Shavuot: 7:00 PM

Bar Mitzvah of Noah James Eisenberg

Shabbat Ends: 9:43 PM

TUESDAY, MAY 22

ROSH CHODESH SIVAN Shacharit: 7:30 AM Minchah-Maariv: 5:30 PM

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Seudah Shelishit during Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Shabbat Ends: 9:50 PM

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1 ST DAY SHAVUOT DEDICATION OF NEW TORAH COVERS Shacharit: 9:00 AM Minchah-Maariv: 5:00 PM

MONDAY, MAY 28

2 ND DAY SHAVUOT, YIZKOR MEMORIAL DAY Shacharit: 9:00 AM Minchah-Maariv: 9:30 PM

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NASO Shacharit: 9:00 AM Simchah Aliyah for those celebrating a birthday or anniversary in June Shabbat Ruach Babysitting: 10:00 AM in Room 108 Minchah-Maariv: 8:45 PM Seudah Shelishit between Minchah-Maariv Shabbat Ends: 9:57 PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Shacharit: 7:30 AM Minchah-Kabbalat Shabbat-Maariv: 6:00 PM Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:54 PM

Shacharit: 9:00 AM

Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca Grippo

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Shabbat Ruach Babysitting: 10:00 AM in Room 108 Minchah-Maariv: 8:30 PM Seudah Shelishit between Minchah-Maariv

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Shabbat Ruach Babysitting: 10:00 AM in Room 108 Minchah-Maariv: 8:30 PM Seudah Shelishit between Minchah-Maariv Shabbat Ends: 9:34 PM

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Bar Mitzvah of Jonah Rosen Stern Bat Mitzvah of Sydney Craina Knoll

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BEHALOTEKHA Shacharit: 9:00 AM

Bat Mitzvah of Emily Skye Findling Shabbat Ruach Babysitting: 10:00 AM in Room 108 Minchah-Maariv: 9:00 PM Seudah Shelishit between Minchah-Maariv Shabbat Ends: 10:02 PM

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CELEBRATING THEIR B’NAI MITZVAH

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MAY 12, 2012

CELEBRATING THEIR B’NAI MITZVAH

Bar Mitzvah in the Sanctuary of:

Jonah Rosen Stern SON OF:

Cheryl & Ronald Stern BROTHER OF:

Nathan F. Stern, Samuel M. Stern GRANDSON OF:

Rosalyn & Aaron Stern, Barbara & Joel Leib

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MAY 12, 2012 Bat Mitzvah in the Sanctuary of:

Sydney Craina Knoll DAUGHTER OF:

Lisa Knoll & David Knoll SISTER OF:

Hannah Knoll GRANDDAUGHTER OF:

Barbara & Joel Leib, Maureen Fill & Richard Knoll, Craina Knoll (z’l)

MAY 19, 2012

BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI

Bar Mitzvah in the Sanctuary of:

Noah James Eisenberg SON OF:

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BROTHER OF:

Evan Eisenberg GRANDSON OF:

Linda & Dr. Michael Weingarden, Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg

MAY 19, 2012 Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of:

Rebecca Grippo DAUGHTER OF:

Julie & Dan Grippo SISTER OF:

Sam Grippo GRANDDAUGHTER OF:

Phyllis & Martin Abel, Betty & George (z’l) Grippo

BAMIDBAR


MAY 25, 2012 Bat Mitzvah in the Sanctuary of:

Grace Sherbin DAUGHTER OF:

Elizabeth & Aaron Sherbin SISTER OF:

Katherine Sherbin, Caroline Sherbin & Meredith Sherbin GRANDDAUGHTER OF:

Barbara Keywell, Joanne & Donald Purther, Lenore Cowan, Benjamin Sherbin (z’l), Candice Zwick

BEHALOTEKHA

JUNE 9, 2012 Bat Mitzvah in the Sanctuary of:

Emily Skye Findling DAUGHTER OF:

Alyson & Darren Findling SISTER OF:

Ryan Findling, Hannah Findling & Justin Findling GRANDDAUGHTER OF:

Phyllis & Dr. Allen Rubin, Gisele & Vin Pavone, Luba & Fred Findling, Fred Safran

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CELEBRATING THEIR B’NAI MITZVAH

BAMIDBAR

JUNE 16, 2012 Bar Mitzvah in the Sanctuary of:

Brendan Joel Cherrin SON OF:

Bonnie Cherrin & S. J. Cherrin BROTHER OF:

Alec Cherrin GRANDSON OF:

SHELACH

JUNE 16, 2012 Bar Mitzvah in the Sanctuary of:

Ethan Liam Krasman SON OF:

Shelley & Gary Krasman BROTHER OF:

Noah Krasman, Jamie Krasman & Zachary Krasman GRANDSON OF:

Ruth Messinger, Alexander (z’l) Messinger, Rosa & David (z’l) Krasman

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151ST ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE

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Your generous donations have made the replacement of our Shabbat and Holiday Torah covers possible. Please join us on Sunday, May 27, 2012, the f irs t day of Shavuot as we dedicate these beautiful covers for our mos t sacred scrolls. You s till have time to par ticipate in the funding of our High Holiday covers, which will be dedicated during Rosh Hashanah, 5773. Please contact Jeri Fishman at 248/356-6117 or e-mail jerif ish70@aol.com for more information.

SHAVUOT SATURDAY • MAY 26

Study with Shaarey Zedek Clergy and Rabbinic Associate Keren Alpert of Temple Beth El

Sinai 2.0: What Does It Mean To Be “Commanded” In The 21st Century?

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This Mother’s Day, Start Shabbat Right on Friday Night with a Multi-Generational Shabbat Dinnner Experience! HONORING OUR MOTHERS

FRIDAY, MAY 11 PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN THE MONDAY PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM

EVERYONE

Can’t Make It For Dinner? Join Us For The Service At No Charge!

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Martha Goldberg at 248/357-5544 x46 or e-mail mgoldberg@shaareyzedek.org

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Cantor Meir Finkelstein

Maestro Leonard Slatkin

Henrietta and Alvin Weisberg are proud to sponsor the world premiere of

Gates of Righteousness The Story of Shaarey Zedek

an original Cantata by Cantor Meir Finkelstein featuring

the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Leonard Slatkin

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in celebration of Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s

150 Years

The DSO will also perform other works by famous Jewish composers 7:30 pm Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek Free admission for Shaarey Zedek members. Non-members: $18 in advance, $25 at the door. Reservations are necessary. Please contact Martha Goldberg at 248.357.5544 ext.46 or e-mail mgoldberg@shaareyzedek.org

Become A Patron! $540 Platinum • $360 Gold • $118 Silver Patron contributions support the activities of Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Patrons will have their names printed in the program, will receive reserved seating, and will be invited to a reception.

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Featuring soloists Cantor Meir Finkelstein and Olivia Brodsky and the Hillel Day School Choir


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Shabbat Lunch has become a happy tradition at Shaarey Zedek

Feel the Spirit & Join the Effort

Sponsorship:

Lunch - $400 Kiddush - $180

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Sisterhood Shabbat Lunch is supported entirely by contributions to the Sisterhood Shabbat Lunch Fund

Our Shabbat Lunch has truly become the place to be! Help the warmth continue with a donation to the Sisterhood Shabbat Lunch Fund

To contribute, please contact Janice Stoneman, 248/770-3454, for details

Sisterhood End-of-the-Year

June Fling E-mail Invite to Follow

Look Who Learned to Cook Exciting Dishes with Annabel Cohen! TOP PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT:

Julie Nelson-Klein, Wendy Arnold, Joanne Robinson, Eileen Glogower & Candy Cuttner receive cooking tips from Annabel Cohen

BOTTOM PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT:

Brenda Pensler & her daughters, Katherine Pensler Fink, Pauline Margaret Pensler & Elizabeth Pensler pose for the camera while tasting Passover side dishes

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EDUCATION & YOUTH

Rabbi Aaron L. Starr • rabbistarr@shaareyzedek.org

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Director of Education & Youth

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o you remember those ancient communication devices called Palm Pilots? I will admit to having been a user. Among my favorite features of this personal digital assistant was the opportunity to “beam” programs to another user; the recipient of the “beam” would receive a message saying, “Do you want to accept ______?” S/he then accepted or rejected the beam. Well, I loved going around beaming a particular program—the Torah—to anyone with a Palm Pilot. “Do you want to accept the Torah?” they were asked. Brilliant. Technology changes quickly, and it has the ability to transform society. For centuries the Torah was transmitted from handwritten scroll to handwritten scroll, making it nearly impossible for the average person to obtain. Scrolls ultimately gave way to the printed book, made accessible thanks to the invention of the printing press in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg. Suddenly, accessibility to the Torah increased exponentially. With the advent of the computer and eventually the internet, sacred scripture again grew in availability. It took 18 months to sell the first million Palm Pilots, giving the opportunity to virtually anyone to hold the Torah in the palm of the their hand. It took only 24 hours to sell the first millions iPhone 4s’s, with hundreds of apps and e-books offering the opportunity to read the Hebrew Bible. The Torah is, indeed, everywhere. On May 27 and May 28 of this year we will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, commemorating our ancestors’ acceptance of the Torah at Sinai. “Do you want to accept the Torah?” they were asked. Acknowledging their desire, the beam was completed and we today are inheritors of their wise decision. More than that, though, the Torah sits literally at our fingertips, waiting for us to open the book or hit the on-switch. The Torah is available in bookstores and in our library. It is available on the internet and as e-books. We can download it to our iPhones and iPads. Technology has transformed our society, but have we allowed it to transform our lives? Ancient truths, sacred obligations and timeless wisdom wait for us in the pages of our sacred scriptures if only we take the time to open ourselves up. If I may be of any assistance in helping you to access our tradition, please contact me.

Join your CSZ friends in the Detroit Free Press run/walk on Sunday, October 21! Rabbi Aaron Starr has taken upon himself the personal challenge of running in the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon. Join Rabbi Starr and fellow runners from Shaarey Zedek to create Team Zedek so we can energize and support each other. You can run or walk the Marathon, the Half Marathon, or the 5k (Rabbi Starr is doing the U.S.-only part of the Half Marathon). Sign up for Team Zedek and receive a running-shirt, moral support, and lots (and lots) of prayers! Registration for Team Zedek is $18, which includes the shirt; a variety of other tools for support; and a donation to Shaarey Zedek in honor or memory of the person or experience inspiring you to run.

1. Go to http://www.freepmarathon.com/ and sign up for your particular race (registration for Team Zedek does not include registration for the races) 2. E-mail rabbistarr@shaareyzedek.org to tell Rabbi Starr you want to participate and to receive more information for Team Zedek 3. Ask your friends and family to run with you! 4. Look for more information in the Spring when we will begin our Run with the Rabbi training opportunities.


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Megan Topper • mtopper@shaareyzedek.org Assistant Director of Youth & Family Education

In the fast-paced world we live in, there is often the need to create moments of pause. Jewish rituals and traditions can provide the perfect opportunity for creating these moments. Check out the following ideas: •

Celebrate Lag B’Omer (the 33 rd day between Passover and Shavuot) on Thursday, May 10! This holiday honors the life of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar (the basic work of Kabbalah). The themes of the holiday are Jewish unity as well as love and respect for one another. Traditions include holding bonfires and children’s parades.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Moms - Take the night off and join us for Shabbat dinner with your family at Music & Motzi, Friday, May 11.

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is celebrated this year on Sunday, May 20 commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967. Religious School children will take part in an interactive morning of Israel learning experiences. All Shaarey Zedek families are invited to join us at 12:00 p.m. for an Israeli-themed picnic at Shaarey Zedek.

Which road leads to Mt. Sinai? Families with young children (3-7 years) join us to find out on Sunday, May 27 at 10:15 a.m. for SHAVUOT 4 KIDZ!

Each year we strive to improve our education program, providing deeper and more meaningful opportunities for children and families to engage in Jewish life. In line with this effort, we are now in the middle of the second year of a three year process named CSI 2 : Congregational School Improvement Initiative. This initiative is led by committee chairman and board member, Jeff Linden, Rabbi Aaron Starr and Megan Topper along with a committee of volunteers. Below is a summary of our accomplishments and current work: •

Curriculum Committee: The committee is currently considering a redesigned curriculum which will be thematically integrated. This will allow for greater depth of learning in each of the content areas and create time for addressing other Religious School goals.

Religious School Taskforce: The committee is in the midst of solidifying new components of the education program for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Open to the Community ∙ No Cost to Attend For location and more information, or to RSVP, please call Karen Davis at 248/357-5544 x60 or e-mail kdavis@shaareyzedek.org

ADULTS


AGES 3 - 7

10:45 TO 12:00 NOON • TUESDAYS MAY 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 ∙ JUNE 5, 12, 19 & 26

Which road leads to Mt. Sinai? Join us to find out!

DROP-INS & NON-MEMBERS WELCOME! ∙ MEET IN THE LIBRARY

Engaging Story Time Hands-on Activities • Tasty Snacks Free Play Indoors & Outdoors YOUNG FAMILIES

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT 248/357-5544.

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YOUNG FAMILIES

SHAVUOT 4 KIDZ 10:15 AM • SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012

10:00 TO 11:30 AM • THURSDAYS

For more information, or to RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 23, 2012, please contact Karen Davis at 248/357-5544 x60 or e-mail kdavis@shaareyzedek.org.

MAY 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 • JUNE 7, 14, 21 & 28 DROP-INS & NON-MEMBERS WELCOME! ∙ MEET IN THE LIBRARY

Free non-structured play time allowing children to explore & discover while parents make new connections. YOUNG FAMILIES

FAMILIES

AGES 5-18

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT 248/357-5544.

Shabbat Dinner

Open to all students in the Hillel ECC & their families

Enjoy a family Shabbat dinner with all your Hillel ECC friends! Special Activities for children ∙ $18 per family (parents & children) YOUNG FAMILIES

AGES 2 - 4

6:00 PM ∙ Friday, May 4, 2012 Held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek

TEEN MISSION & CAMP BLESSING SHABBAT

All children attending summer camp or Israel experiences are invited to come to receive a special blessing from Rabbi Joseph Krakoff & Rabbi Aaron Starr for a safe, fun summer.

9:45 AM at Shaarey Zedek Shabbat, June 23, 2012 RSVPs are preferred. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Karen Davis at 248/357-5544 x60 or e-mail kdavis@shaareyzedek.org.

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