February 4, 201625 Shevat 5776
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Shabbat Mishpatim
Friday, February 5th
Shabbat Table
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, February 6th
9 a.m., Sanctuary
10:15 a.m.  Supervised Youth Room and youth activities.
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by Michael and Debbie Balkin, Sue and Sandy Birnholtz, Joan and Steve Freedman Bernice Handler, Marla and David Weiss and David Pappas.

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


Future Shabbat Home Hospitality Dates:  
3/26, 5/14
Please e-mail Rabbi Robbins to be a host or guest or with further questions.

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.

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

Daven, Dine and Discuss
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Next 3D session:  February 7th
Speaker:  David Victor: "Is it Good for the Jews?"
Join us in the chapel for morning minyan, followed in the social hall by guest speakers and yummy breakfast.  Open to anyone who wishes to participate.  Contact Mitch Parker if you wish to assist with this program.  

Shabbat Youth Learning
Shabbat Morning Activities Youth 
Ages 6-12
Formal Activities in lower level 10:30 a.m.-11:45a.m. 
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 
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
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 (abbadoc@comcast.net; 248 738 0220) 
if you plan to attend.

Adult Learning
jewish books
Thumin Beit Madrash in 
cooperation with Congregation Beth Ahm
"Who are the People in your Talmudic Neighborhood?"
7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Ahm, $25 for the series. 
Four sessions, led by Aaron Wogel, Judaic Studies faculty member, Frankel Jewish Academy.  RSVP to ablau@cbahm.org or call 248-851-6880
Open Beit Midrash with Rabbi Rubenstein, 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Ahm
$5.00/session.      All texts provided in Hebrew and English
February 8 - Dive into the Mishna           February 22 - What's Bothering Rashi? 
February 29th - A text-based Primer to the Mitzvot of Purim 

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Sisterhood Corner
snowshoesSunday, February 7th 1-2:30
Shmoozers on the Go EVENT CHANGE
Instead of a snowshoe trek, we'll be walking on the West Bloomfield trail. Meet at the trailhead on Arrowhead Road and we'll walk to and from the Village Palace restaurant and back. Please RSVP to Cheryl Berlin at 248-763-1121 or acberlin_mi@yahoo.com so we can all start the walk together.

Book Club
Next Book Club book:  
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit.
April 10th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., TKA/BI Library.

BI Families are invited to attend
TKA Game Night, Adults only
Saturday, February 13th, 7-10 p.m., TKA/BI Social Hall
Are are welcome.  No charge to attend.
Please bring a snack or dessert to share.  A variety of games will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.  If your game requires a card table, please bring it with you.
RSVP to Ilene Gilbert:  igilbert@tkolami.org, or 248-661-0040.
Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
 4 Murray Baruch       12 Constance Victor   14 Jeffrey Eisman
14 Rebecca Tron        16 Benjamin Eisman  16 Brian Newhouse      16 Miriam Saperstein 17 Michael Golob         17 Leia Serlin              19 Nancy Silverman                     20 Colton Graub        21 Inez Stevenson   
 22 Seymour Manello                   25 Sheila Kurland       25 Sharon Rosen                        26 Aaron Orel
If your birthday or anniversary information is not listed, please email the synagogue so we can update our records.
May Their Memories Be For a Blessing 
2/4/2016 (25 Shevat)        2/5/2016 (26 Shevat)        2/6/2016 (27 Shevat
  Betty Ginsburg                  Joseph Langnas                Isaac Faxtein
2/10/2016 (1 Adar 1)       2/14/2016 (5 Adar 1)        2/15/2016 (6 Adar I)         2/17/2016 (8 Adar I)
Oscar Kuhn                    Henrietta Hamburger          Jack Gruber                    Wesley Brown
Arnold Lada
2/18/2016 (9 Adar I)          2/19/2016 (10 Adar 1)     2/21/2016 (12 Adar I)          2/21/2016 (12 Adar I)
Max Silverstein                    Klara Stark                     Theodore Jacob Levine       Betty Margolis
2/22/2016 (13 Adar I)     2/22/2016 (13 Adar I)        2/22/2016 (13 Adar I)          2/22/2016 (13 Adar I)
Gloria Braverman            Arthur Goodman                 Sol Reichberg Taub             Leo Weber
2/23/2016 (14 Adar I)     2/23/2016 (14 Adar I)        2/25/2016 (a6 Adar I)          2/26/2016 (17 Adar I)
Wolfe Brown                    Esther Nusbaum                Yetta Langfelder                  Ann Doneson
                                                                                                                               Maurice Katz
2/27/2016 (18 Adar I)      2/27/2016 (18 Adar I)       2/29/2016 (20 Adar I)          2/29/2016 (20 Adar I)
Alan Breitman                   Rose Lifshitz                    Doris Barahal Tron              Arlene Beals
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