March 3, 201623 Adar I 5776
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Shabbat Shekalim
Shabbat Vayakhel
Friday, March 4th
Shabbat Table
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, March 5th
9 a.m., Sanctuary
10:15 a.m.  Supervised Youth Room and youth activities.
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by The Kiddush Lunch Fund.

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


Purim flyer 2016
Wednesday, March 23rd
 hosted by Adat Shalom Synagogue
     Evening Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 24th
 hosted by Congregation B'nai Moshe
     7 a.m. Morning Minyan and Megillah Reading, followed by breakfast
Purim Partners:  B'nai Israel Synagogue, Adat Shalom Synagogue, Congregation Beth Ahm, Congregation B'nai Moshe, JN

Future Shabbat Home Hospitality Dates:  

5/14 Please e-mail Joyce Breitman  to be a host or guest 
or with further questions.

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

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Michigan Union, Ann Arbor
An inclusive festival of unexpected Jewish learning run totally by volunteers.  There is also a Limmud Camp during the course of the day run by the Detroit Ramah Fellows.  Register TODAY at  

Daven, Dine and Discuss
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Next 3D session:  March 6th
Davey Rosen, Associate Director of Hillel at the University of Michigan will be leading a discussion after minyan and breakfast on "Jewish Student Life on Diverse Campuses"
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.  
Family tot shabbat
Tots and Parents Shabbat*
led by BI member and early childhood educator Gaye Taub
Join with Gaye in song and Shabbat play.
11 a.m., lower level:  March 5, April 9, May 7, and June 18.
  *children 5 and under

shabbat whimsy Shabbat Youth Learning
Shabbat Morning Activities Youth 
Ages 6-12
Formal Activities in lower level 10:30 a.m.-11:45a.m. 
3/12, and 4/30
Teen D'var Torah Cafe, 11 a.m. 
Youth-led discussion in the social hall following D'var   Torah 
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. 
Please register with Mitch (; 248 738 0220) 
if you plan to attend.

Adult Learning
jewish books
Thumin Beit Madrash in 
cooperation with Congregation Beth Ahm
Rabbi Mark Robbins: "Jewish Responses to Extremism and Global Religious Conflict"
Four Sessions:  March 7, 14, 21, and 28  7:30 p.m. at Beth Ahm
RSVP to or by calling 248-851-6880

Everybody Loves Saturday Night
Saturday Night Date Night Program for our Young and Not-So-Young Members
Kickoff Event Saturday, March 12th, 8:15 p.m.
A night of learning (adults only) at the home of Susan Knoppow and David Saperstein. Mitch Parker will be presenting on the topic, "Why Study Jewish Texts?"  open to the community, but an RSVP is necessary. E-mail David Saperstein if you have any questions and to respond.

Elie Kaunfer
B'nai Israel Synagogue is pleased to welcome 
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer of Mechon Hadar as our 
    Scholar in Residence April 8-10, 2016
"Revitalizing Prayer and Community: A 21st Century Approach."
Weekend highlights include:  Shabbat Dinner and evening Study Session: "Can I Pray What I Don't Believe;" 
D'var Torah Shabbat morning: 
"Can Doubters Pray?; Shabbat afternoon following lunch "Empowered Judaism: What It Means for Synagogue Life,;" and following shabbat minha: But I Don't Know How to Make Kiddush!: Talmudic Stories about Confronting Ignorance." There will be an additional session following minyan breakfast Sunday morning: "Comforting God?: A New Understanding of the Mourner's Kaddish. The community is invited to join us over the course of Shabbat at no charge.  There is a charge to attend Shabbat Dinner.  
To register for Shabbat dinner, please click here for downloadable form.  
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Sisterhood Corner

Book Club
Next Book Club book:  
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit.
April 3rd, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., TKA/BI Library. PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

purim Purim Hamantashen Recipes from Sisterhood

American Red Cross
Dave Henig Memorial Blood Drive
April 18th, 2-8 p.m.
TKA/BI Social Hall
Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake

  3 Don Nusholtz         9 Rita Goldstone        12 Loraine Kuhn 
13 Frank Ellias           14  Larry Charlupski   20 David Pappas   
20 Ariel Taub             23 Mindy Shuback      24 Talya Berger         
              24 Jeremy Rosenberg    26 Karen Orzach         26 Roi Orzach           
              29 Brittany Beider         30 Ryan Schmeltz       31 Sharon Knoppow  
              31 Meredith Weingarden
Jewish Wedding

12  Craig & Stacy Gittleman   17  David & Susan Feber
22  Michael & Cathy Graub     28  Bob & Joyce Breitman   
31  Henry & Janice Citron
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 
     3/6/2016 (26 Adar I)           3/9/2016 (29 Adar I)
                               Esther Patent                      Harold Goldstone
3/12/2016 (2 Adar II)        3/14/2016 (4 Adar II)         3/15/2016 (5Adar II)           3/16/2016 (5 Adar II)
Rabbi Julius Shuback       Freida Citron                      Sylvia Cohen                      Rose Lovinger Columbus
3/19/2016 (9 Adar II)        3/20/2016 (10 Adar II)       3/22/2016 (12 Adar II)        3/25/2016 (15 Adar II)
Sharon Florence Weiss     Nancy Fischer                   Ricki Nederlander               Katy Erdos
                                  Rhea Lazarus                   Leah Yudell                         Jewell Dorothy Shuback
                                                                                                                       Joseph Weiss
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.  
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