May 5, 2016  Yom Hashoah27 Nisan 5776
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Shabbat Acharei Mot
Friday, May 6th
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, May 7th
9 a.m., Sanctuary
Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate.
Sermon: "Reflections on the State of Israel."  Members of the congregation will reflect on their recent trip to Israel.
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by the following Kiddush Lunch Group:
Rita Goldstone, Hilda Hamburger, Rachel Kapen, Gail Kaye, Sheila and Marty Kurland, Marlene Margolis, Ilene Miles and Carol Wiseman.
If you would like to be part of a Kiddush Lunch Group or would like to sponsor a lunch, please contact the synagogue office:

May 5th:  SNL8 p.m. Saturday Night Learning at the home of Mitch and Cheryl Parker.  Guest Speaker:  Dr. Eliyahu Kam:  "Jewish Life in Iran."  Please rsvp to Mitch and Cheryl by by clicking here.


Thursday, May 12, Hillel Day School
Interested in being part of the B'nai Israel Synagogue team of grillers/chefs? Contact Joe Bernstein:

Upcoming Shabbat Home Hospitality Dates:  
5/14 Please e-mail Joyce Breitman  to be a host or guest 
or with further questions.

Walk for Israel 2014SUNDAY, MAY 15TH
8 a.m. 5K Family Fun Run (registration required)
10:30 a.m. Open to the Public
11 a.m. Special Guest Speaker Gil Hoffman, Chief Political Correspondent and Analyst for The Jerusalem Post
12:30p.m. Kosher Lunch (no charge)
1:30 p.m. Walk begins     Click here for complete event flyer

Jewish Family Service Annual Meeting
MISSION POSSIBLE:  An Unforgettable Evening 
with Natan SharanskyThe international undertaking that rescued 1.5 million Jews from the former Soviet Union
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Congregation Shaarey Zedek
6:30 Registration
Commemoration of Operation Exodus and Jewish Detroit's role in building new lives for 7,000 refugees from the former Soviet Union. Advanced registration required due to limited seating.  Everyone welcome, no charge.  To register, please call 248-592-2339 or visit:

June 9th,  JTS logoAnnual JTS Dinner
5:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Ahm
B'nai Israel Shin Award Recipients:  Alan and Barbara Funk
Please make your reservation to help us honor Alan and Barbara. 
Online registration for this event is available at:  To place an ad in the journal, please click here to be directed to the online ad journal information.

softball B'nai Israel Softball Team
B'nai Israel is part of the inter-congregational softball league.  Games are played on Sunday mornings.  Men and women welcome. Must be 18 or over.
Interested?  Contact Steve Dines:

To join the B'nai Israel Synagogue Family Facebook Group, contact Ilana Glazier
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: May 7, and June 18.
  *children 5 and under

shabbat whimsyShabbat Youth Learning
Shabbat Morning Activities Youth 
Multi-Age activities led by Joe Bernstein
Formal Activities in lower level 10:30 a.m.-11:45a.m. 
May 7th and May 15th

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.

Sunday Minyan 3D (daven, dine, discuss)
May 15th.  Guest Speaker:  Vadim Avshalumov, Program Manager, Downtown Detroit Partnership
May 22nd Guest Speaker:  Rabbi Dan Horowitz
Future Dates: June 5th, June 19th
Come to Sunday morning minyan, stay for breakfast and discussion.  All are welcome.  
No charge to attend.  Interested in being a sponsor?  
Contact Mitch Parker:

Talmud class with Mitch Parker
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the synagogue
Classes resume May 4th.  We will begin our studio  Brachot, the first section of the Talmud.  Interested?  Contact Mitch:

SNLSaturday Night Learning
Saturday evenings weekly, Resumes May 7th, 8 p.m.
Conclude Shabbat with some study, light snacks, followed by maariv and havdalah. May 7th SNL will be at the home of Mitch and Cheryl Parker.
Mazel Tov 

Happy Birthday!
 1 Joe Rose
 3 Naomi Bernard
 4 Ilana Wolf
  5 Gertrude Kershenbaum
  6 Susan Knoppow
  8 Geri Feigelson
  8 Howard Rosenberg
10 Jay Abramson
10 Armando Duer
10 Casey Weiss
11 Rhonda Duer
11 Rachel Jacobson
15 Marilyn Lantor
16 Trudy Jacobson
20 Linda Foster
21 Louise Lazarus
21 Megan Victor
22 David Feber
22 Karen Lovinger
27 Susan Gartenberg
27 Jay Kozlowski
28 Susan Birnholtz
28 Hilda Hamburger
31 Irvin Kappy
31 Marlene Myers

Jewish Wedding
  4      Warren & De De Robinson                                       
  5      Herb & Marilyn Lantor                                             
  6      Sandy & Sue Birnholtz                                              
 20     Jay & Joanna Abramson                                           
 25    Joe & Leah Bernstein                                                
 26    Jeffrey Lupovitch & Alissa Citron                            
 28    David Saperstein & Susan Knoppow                      
 29    Oscar & Adele Band                                                  
 30    Ed & Fran Chudnow                                                 
 30    Steve & Linda Jacobson                                             

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 

5/4/2016 (26 Nisan)              Ida (Huddle) Band, Lottie Kwiatek
5/6/2016 (28 Nisan)              Sara Garber, Morris Soloway
5/10/2016 (2 Iyar)                 Avraham Gershon Wygoda, Devorah Leah Wygoda
5/11/2016 (3 Iyar)                 Anne Altshuler, Dr. Marty Apple
5/13/2016 (5 Iyar)                 Allen Charlupski, Lillian Ruth Levin, Lillian Sonenshein, Aaron Wineberg
5/14/2016 (6 Iyar)                 Max Nusbaum
5/15/2016 (7 Iyar)                 Irving Victor
5/16/2016 (8 Iyar)                 Imre Erdos, Sarah Kurland Fridenberg, Edith Miller
5/17/2016 (9 Iyar)                 Robert Perry Schloss
5/18/2016 (10 Iyar)              Gabor Fenyes, Marc Silverman
5/19/2016 (11 Iyar)              Avrum Greenbaum, Gertrude Greenbaum
5/20/2016 (12 Iyar)              Evelyn Graub, Gertrude Wapner
5/23/2016 (15 Iyar)              Marilyn Soverinsky
5/26/2016 (18 Iyar)              Sylvia Isaacs
5/27/2016 (19 Iyar)              Rabbi Moshe Funk
5/28/2016 (20 Iyar)              Pearl Mirkin
5/29/2016 (21 Iyar)              Abraham Joseph Kleinbard
5/31/2016 (23 Iyar)              Jean Rappaport

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