November 12, 201530 Heshvan 5776
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Veteran's Shabbat
We will honor or past and present veterans, together with Temple Kol Ami, at the conclusion of Shabbat Morning Services in the sanctuary. 

Shabbat Toldot
Friday, November 13th
Shabbat Table
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, November 14th
Veteran's Shabbat/Ramah Shabbat
9 a.m., Sanctuary
10:15 a.m.  Supervised Youth Room and youth activities, led by our local Ramah Fellows, lower level
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by Camp Ramah in Canada, Rita Goldstone, Hilda Hamburger, Rachel Kapen, Gail Kaye, Sheila and Martin Kurland, Marlene Margolis, Ilene Miles and Carol Wiseman.
To help sustain Kiddush Lunch, please consider joining a Kiddush Lunch Bunch group. E-mail Mindy Shuback for more information. 


November 13th-15th
Weekend activities include Shabbat Dinner at Congregation Beth Ahm, Youth Activities and Kiddush Lunch at B'nai Israel Synagogue, an information session at the Schmeltz Residence, and Religious School Visits at Shaarey Zedek and Adat Shalom. Click here for complete flyer and events details

Hillel Day SchoolHillel Day School ECC-Grade 8 Daytime Open House
Come watch imaginations soar.
Wednesday, November 18th, 9:30 a.m.
Tour the building,  see classes in action.
Learn about the $36,000 tuition grant.

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

2016 JCC Maccabi Games and Artist Informational Meeting
December 6th, 4 p.m.
Handleman Hall, West Bloomfield JCC

Frankel Jewish Academy presents "Anything Goes."  Performances are Thursday, FJA logo December 3rd, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday December 5th, 8 p.m.  Vicki Freedman is coordinating a block of tickets.  If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Vicki .

Shabbat Home Hospitality Shabbat Dates:  
 1/23, 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

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Roman
Wednesdays 11/18, 12/2 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
$31 for all 3 sessions or $13 each.  Includes boxed kosher style pareve lunch.  RSVP by 10/28 to or 248-661-0040.Click here for event flyer.

Bagels and Basics
Sunday 11/8
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
"Synagogues of Michigan:  Exploring Our Jewish Past Through the Origins of Michigan's Jewish Houses of Worship."
Free of charge, open to the community.  Coffee and Bagels will be served. RSVP to Ilene Gilbert or call 248-661-0040.

May Their Memories Be For a Blessing 
11/13/2015 (1 Kislev)
Esther Kert
11/15/2015 (3 Kislev)
Randy Kohn
Rayetta Soverinsky
11/16/2015 (4 Kislev)
Frank Herman Basch
11/19/2015 (7 Kislev)
Jean Chitkin
11/20/2015 (8 Kislev)
Sheldon Kapen
11/21/2015 (9 Kislev)
Jack Kwiatek
11/23/2015 (11 Kislev)
Yosef Duer
Jacob Garnick
Harold Margolis
11/24/2015 (12 Kislev)
Hyman M. Beale
Earl Schwartz
11/25/2015 (13 Kislev)
Howard Lazarus
11/26/2015 (14 Kislev)
Irvin Lewis
11/27/2015 (15 Kislev)
Shirley Lauterstein Taub
11/28/2015 (16 Kislev)
Helen Funk
11/29/2015 (17 Kislev)
Maurice Schlussel

To make a donation to commemorate a yahrtzeit, please click here.  If you are a member of the synagogue and a yahrtzeit for your loved one is not on the list, please contact the synagogue office so we can update our records.
   Please click here if you wish to permanently memorialize a loved one by purchasing a yahrtzeit plaque.  

Shabbat Youth Learning
Shabbat Morning Activities Youth Ages 6-12
Formal Activities in lower level 10:30 a.m.-11:45a.m. 
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  11/14, 12/12/, 1/9, 2/27, 3/12, and 4/30

Adult Shabbat Learning
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Shabbat Shiurim (BI and TKA lay-led) 
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: 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/12, 4/16, 5/7
Midrash Class, lower level:  11/21, 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.
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

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Sisterhood Corner
Book Club:
On Sunday, January 10 3:30-5 p.m., TKA/BI Library. The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss Many thanks to Shelley Fenyes and Lori Orel for leading the discussions and providing snacks.
Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
 13 Lorne Newhouse
 14 Joshua Jacobson
 16 Judah Karesh
 19 Gail Kaye
 19 Martin Kurland
 19 Shelli Orzach
 20 Robert Kimmel
 21 Adele Band
 22 Belmont Kershenbaum
 22 Ofer Ohana
 26 Leah Bernstein
 26 Sharon Friedman
 26 Jerry Knoppow
 28 Paula Levy

Jewish Wedding

14 Fran Stark and Dave Hundiak
20 Elyn and Larry Charlupski
26 Debra and Miles Singer
30 Betsy and Michael Wolf

If your birthday or anniversary information is not listed, please email the synagogue so we can update our records.

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