October 1, 201518 Tishrei 5776
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Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot
Friday, October 2nd
Shabbat Table
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, October 3rd
8:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Please note special time for this morning only
10:15 a.m.  Supervised Youth Room, lower level
Kiddush is in the sukkah at the conclusion of services, sponsored by the Kiddush Lunch Fund.
To help sustain Kiddush Lunch, please consider joining a Kiddush Lunch Bunch group. E-mail Mindy Shuback for more information.  

October 16th:  Shabbat Dinner and Guest Speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger, 
Frankel judaic studies Director of the Frankel Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Michigan, and the Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at The University of Michigan. 
6 p.m. 
Services, 7 p.m. Dinner by advanced reservation. 
8 p.m. Speaker.  Community is welcome to hear speaker at no charge.
Click here for dinner reservation form.   
Dinner reservation deadline: October 11th.

Baby Blocks
To Frank and Lisa Ellias on the birth of their new grandson in Washington, D.C.  Proud parents are Meira and Aaron Ellias.  Mazel Tov as well to grandparents Rabbi Steve Bayar and Ilene Strauss, both of New Jersey.  

Sukkot, Hoshanah Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Services Schedule

Thursday, October 1st
Youth ages 6-12
Sukkot dinner and Activities, Robbins Family Sukkah and home sukkah

Hol Hamoed Shabbat Sukkot
Saturday, October 3rd
8:30 a.m.Services, Sanctuary
Reading and discussion of Koheleth (Ecclesiastes) is part of the morning service.
4-5:45 p.m. Teen Gathering at Robbins Sukkah
5:45 p.m.  Minha/Seudah Shleesheet, Maariv and Havdalah at the Robbins Home and Sukkah
Hoshanah Rabbah
Sunday, October 4th
8:30 a.m., Chapel
Sunday, October 4
5 p.m. Minha/Maariv, Chapel, Erev Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret
Monday, October 5th
9 a.m. Services, Sanctuary
   (Yizkor Service is part of the morning service)
Simhat Torah (evening) Simchat Torah
Monday, October 5th
6:30 p.m. Minha/Maariv followed by Hakafot, Simhat Torah celebration, refreshments
Simhat Torah (morning)
Tuesday, October 6th
9 a.m. Services, Sanctuary
including Hakafot, Simhat Torah celebration and special Kiddush.  A special aliyah for all in attendance, including all children. 
Simhat Torah Kiddush is sponsored by the following Kiddush Lunch Bunch families: Bev Avadenka, Bernice Jacobson, Linda and Steve Jacobson, Pearl and Sy Manello, Ruby Robinson, Joe Rose, Lou and Sally Soverinsky, Ruth Webber, Murray and Linda Baruch, Leah and Joe Bernstein, Howard and Sharon Friedman, Marilyn and Herb Lantor, Marlene and Steve Myers, Jerry and Gail Beal, Stacy and Craig Gittleman, Gayla Bassham and Michael Karesh, and Rabbi Mark and Amy Robbins.


Blessing of the Pets, October 11th, 12:15 p.m.

Join Rabbi Robbins and others in a ceremony honoring our pets and the special place that they have in our lives.  Bring your pets, leashed, with proper accouterments to keep our grounds clean.  Stuffed friends are welcomed!

pj library
"PJ OUR WAY," a reading program for youth ages 9-11. 
A unique book club for parents and children which will meet 10/18, 11/15, 1/31, 2/28, and 5/1. Please e-mail Rabbi Robbins if you wish to receive further information about this program.

Talent Show 2015: November 21st  Got talent
Youth ages 3-18 are welcome to participate. Flyer coming soon . . . contact Randy Soverinsky by clicking here for further details.  


Shabbat Home Hospitality Shabbat Dates:  
 10/24, 3/26 5/14

Shabbat Game Afternoons and Family Learningboard games
Extend your stay after kiddush lunch.  
Enjoy board games and family learning together with other families.  12/12, 1/9, 3/5, 5/7.

To join the B'nai Israel Synagogue Family Facebook Group, contact Ilana Glazier


Shabbat Youth Learning
Shabbat Morning Activities Youth Ages 6-12
Formal Activities in lower level 10:30 a.m.-11:45a.m.  10/17, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/27 3/12, and 4/30
                                    Teen D'var Torah Cafe, 11 a.m. 
                                          Youth-led discussion in the social hall following D'var                                             Torah 
                                        10/17, 11/14, 12/12/, 1/9, 2/27, 3/12, and 4/30

Adult Shabbat Learning
jewish books
Shabbat Shiurim (BI and TKA lay-led) 
10/17, 12/19, 2/20, 5/7   Each Shiur/Class is held in the chapel after lunch and prior to minha.  They will be led alternately by members of B'nai Israel Synagogue and Temple Kol Ami.

Dr. Mitch Parker, Shabbat Mornings 
Divrei Torah, sanctuary:  10/3, 11/7, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/12, 4/16, 5/7
Midrash Class, lower level:  10/24, 11/2, 1/23, 2/27, 3/5, 4/23, 5/28, 6/18
Times for midrash class and Divrei Torah will vary.  Please check weekly bulletins for updates.

Adult Weekday Learning
Thumin Beit Midrash
An adult learning collaborative sponsored by B'nai Israel Synagogue and Congregation Beth Ahm, Monday Evenings, 7:30-9 p.m.
10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30
Instructors:  Dr. Mitch Parker and Rabbi Stephen Belsky.
Advanced Registration is required.   
Contact Alison Blau:  248-851-6880 or ablau@cbahm.org

Saturday, October 10th: TKA Saturday Social Game Night,7-10 p.m.
TKA/BI Social Hall
BI members are invited to attend.  Games, Trivia, Refreshments, Prizes. Bring a snack, dessert, or soft drinks to share.  RSVP to igilbert@tkolami.org.   Click here for flyer.

Sunday, October 11th:  Blessing of the Pets

Monday, October 19th: Dave Henig Memorial Blood Drive
2 pm. -7:45 p.m., TKA/BI Social Hall
Please register: redcrossblood.org
code: tka13

Wed., October 14th: Women's Self Defense Class 
7-9 p.m. TKA/BI Social Hall, sponsored by TKA Sisterhood.
Class begins promptly at 7 p.m. Click here for complete information and flyer

May Their Memories Be For a Blessing 
10/5/2015 (22 Tishrei)
Oscar Altshuler
10/6/2015 (23 Tishrei)
Evelyn Gruber
10/7/2015 (24 Tishrei)
Betty Segal
10/10/2015 (27 Tishrei)
Rae Jacobson, Barbara Keila, Sidney S. Stark
10/11/2015 (28 Tishrei)
Carl Cohen, Rachel Goodman, Allan B. Rimar, Mr. Harold Ruskin, Rosann Toby
10/12/2015 (29 Tishrei)
Milt Fishman
10/13/2015 (30 Tishrei)
Isaac Knoppow, Anna Murray
10/14/2015 (1 Heshvan)
Aaron Soverinsky
10/15/2015 (2 Heshvan)
Sam Thomas Balkin, Edith Rosenberg
10/16/2015 (3 Heshvan)
Renee Rochlin, Rhea K. Sossen
10/18/2015 (5 Heshvan)
Harry Handler, Mr. George Kohn
10/19/2015 (6 Heshvan)
Marilyn Breitman
10/20/2015 (7 Heshvan)
Martha Faxstein
10/21/2015 (9 Heshvan)
Lorraine Eras
10/23/2015 (10 Heshvan)
Morris Kimmel, Morris Lantor
10/24/2015 (11 Heshvan)
Arthur Aaron Lovinger
10/25/2015 (12 Heshvan)
Kayla Kapen
10/26/2015 (13 Heshvan)
Philip Dines, Joseph Irving Friedman, Gertrude Nusholtz
10/30/2015 (17 Heshvan)
Manny Chudnow

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Sisterhood Corner

Book Club Book Club
Next Book Club Meeting: Sunday, October 18th.
We will be discussing the book All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.
Thank you to Lori Orel and Shelley Fenyes for organizing Book Club.  Your suggestions are welcome.

October 25th: Walk on West Bloomfield Trail followed by lunch  west bloomfield trail
Meet 11 a.m. at 4655 Arrowhead Road, Arrowhead trail head.  RSVP to Lori Orel loriorel@gmail.com (248-225-5351) or Cheryl Berlin acberlin_mi@yahoo.com (248-763-1121)

icc book fair November 10th, 7 p.m., Book Club Night at JCC Book Fair
Pam Jenoff will discuss her book The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach.  Advanced registration required.

Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
  4 Ilene Miles
  4 Emilie Weingarden
  5 Beth Avadenka
 11 Jonah Wolf
 15 Joe Bernstein
 15 Erin Graub
 16 C. Michael Graub
 16 Roxane Newhouse
 16 Jordan Weiss
 17 Lenny Jacobson
19 Kenneth Brown
 19 Ruth Kozlowski
 20 Adam Marcotte
 21 Annie Jacobson
 23 Jerome Beale
 23 Carrie Roth
 24 Steven Dines
 25 Ruby Robinson
 26 Mechelle Bernard
 29 Libby Beider
 29 Adina Robbins
 30 Jeremy Baruch
 30 Philip Epstein
 31 Benjamin Chudnow
 31 Yael Duer
Jewish Wedding

10 Michael & Marybeth Rosen
13 Howard & Karen Rosenberg
14 Arnie & Cheryl Berlin
If your birthday or anniversary information is not listed, please email the synagogue so we can update our records.

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