December 31, 2015 19 Tevet 5776
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DECEMBER 31st MINYAN TIMES            JANUARY 1st, New Year's Day
  7 a.m., TKA/BIChapel                                9 a.m., TKA/BI Chapel,         6 p.m., TKA/BIChapel                  together with Congregation Beth Ahm
          6 p.m., TKA/BI Chapel                       6 p.m., TKA/BI Chapel

SHALOM! Happy New Year.
Shabbat Shemot
Friday, January 1st
Shabbat Table
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, January 2nd
9 a.m., Sanctuary
10:15 a.m.  Supervised Youth Room and youth activities.
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by  Fran and Ed Chudnow, Evan and Leslie Chudnow, Fran and Dave Hundiak, Laurie and Robert Kimmel, Sandy and Warren Lada, Cheryl and Mitch Parker, Sharon and Leonard Rosen, Mindy and Fred Shuback, and Rebecca Tron.

To help sustain Kiddush Lunch, please consider joining a Kiddush Lunch Bunch group. E-mail Mindy Shuback for more information. 

pj library
"PJ OUR WAY," a reading program for youth ages 9-11. 
A unique book club for parents and children which will meet 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.

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

Bagels and Basics
Sunday, January 10th
10:30-Noon,TKA Social Hall
Gail Greenberg presents:  "The Music of Our People.  Learn about the history of Jewish music, the flavors, of its melodies, and how the music has changed to reflect society.  Free of charge.
by January 4th to

May Their Memories Be For a Blessing 
1/2/2016 (21 Tevet)
Morris Band
Hyman Ribiat Robert
Rose Silverman
1/3/2016 (22 Tevet)
Fay Janet Gollob
Doris Lada
1/4/2016 (23 Tevet)
Edsel Kershenbaum
Muriel Trager
1/6/2016 (25 Tevet)
Mildred Robinson
Lillian Saulson
1/7/2016 (26 Tevet)
David Jacknow
Louis Weiss
1/8/2016 (27 Tevet)
Harriett J. Beale
1/10/2016 (29 Tevet)
Sophie Silverstein
1/11/2016 (1 Shevat)
Joseph Grossman
1/12/2016 (2 Shevat)
Tillie Lantor
Edith Tucker
1/13/2016 (3 Shevat)
Marian Knoppow
Samuel Tron
1/14/2016 (4 Shevat)
Morris Fishman
Marie Garnick
Lisa Goldstone
Nancy Lynn Precour
1/16/2016 (6 Shevat)
Walter M. Stark
1/17/2016 (7 Shevat)
Rachel Orzach
1/19/2016 (9 Shevat)
Lois Shirley Pappas
1/24/2016 (14 Shevat)
Mel Rogoff
1/25/2016 (15 Shevat)
David Eisman
1/26/2016 (16 Shevat)
Sheila Cohen
Harry Doneson
1/27/2016 (17 Shevat)
Sam Isaacs
Alvin Nusbaum
1/28/2016 (18 Shevat)
Richard Reinherz
1/30/2016 (20 Shevat)
Albert (Sam) Sklar

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.  
Daven, Dine and Discuss
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Join us in the chapel for morning minyan, followed in the social hall by guest speakers and yummy breakfast, prepared by guest chefs.  Open to anyone who wishes to participate.  Contact Mitch Parker if you wish to assist with this program.  
Watch the bulletin for upcoming dates.

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

"Talmud for Beginners:  
led by Dr. Mitch Parker
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m., Room 2 TKA/BI
Classes begin January 13th
Everyone is welcome, no prior knowledge required.  
Texts will have full English translations and commentaries.
We will study the tenth chapter of Pesachim, which deals with the Seder night. Join the class in January and be prepared to astound your friends and relatives in April at your Seder with everything you have learned.  
$25.00 onetime charge for materials.
Please register with Mitch by January 5th (; 248 738 0220) if you plan to attend.

Adult Shabbat Learning
jewish books
Shabbat Shiurim (BI and TKA lay-led) 
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.

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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
31Gaye Taub
 2 Sandy Birnholtz
 3 Craig Gittleman
 3 Aviad Kapen
 4 Leah Lewis
 4 Aviva Lupovitch
 5 Gayla Bassham
 5 Hadley Roth
 5 Sophia Roth
 6 Lorraine Rimar
 7 Ellen Kershenbaum
11 Laurie Kimmel
11 Warren Robinson
12 Joanna Abramson
12 Joan Freedman
13 Joseph Eisman
13 Kobi Schmeltz
18 Ehud Kapen
18 Benjamin Schmeltz
21 Gail Beale
21 Susan Feber
23 David Hundiak
25 Itzhak Elrom
Becky Bernard
David Chudnow
Robin Pappas
Jewish Wedding

15  Marvin & Edith Kozlowski
18  Ofer & Julie Ohana
If your birthday or anniversary information is not listed, please email the synagogue so we can update our records.

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