August 18, 2016  14 Av 5776
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Friday, August 19th
Saturday, August 20th 
9 a.m., Sanctuary
Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate.
Naomi Gabriella Adina Lupovitch will become a bat mitzvah.
Naomi is the daughter of Drs. Alissa Citron and Jeffrey Lupovitch, and sister of Miriam, Aviva and Ezra.  Naomi is the granddaughter of Jan and Henry Citron, and Rochelle and Aaron Lupovitch. 
Kiddish Lunch is sponsored by Alissa Citron and Jeffrey Lupovitch in honor of their daughter, Naomi. Mazel Tov to the entire Citron/Lupovitch family!

To become part of a Kiddush Lunch Group or to sponsor a lunch, please contact the synagogue office:

To Gail and Jerry Beale on the passing this week of Gail's mother, Carmen Friedman

Mazel Tov 2
Mazel Tov to Ruby Robinson on his engagement to Yifat Clein.  Mazel Tov to DeDe and Warren Robinson and to Yifat's parents, Roz and the late Joe Clein of Sasa, Israel.

Mazel Tov to Joyce and Robert Breitman on the recent engagement of their daughter Elizabeth to Paul Lidzy of San Antonio, Texas.


Picnic Basket SHABBAT IN THE PARK 2016
Join us for the Final Shabbat in the Park of the season tomorrow, August 19th at Bloomer Park, 6 p.m. for Shabbat songs, food and fun!  No need to rsvp.  Just bring your pareve or dairy dinner and meet us at the park.

Book Club Sunday, September 25th
Kesher/Connection is excited to host local author, Barbara Stark-Nemon, at our next book club meeting
Barbara is the author of Even in Darkness, the fictional account of her great-aunt's experiences in Germany before, during and after WWII. Barbara is the sister of B'nai Israel member Joanna Abramson. Her book is available at the West Bloomfield Public Library and for purchase at Amazon. Ask a friend to join you in reading the book and coming to the meeting! Please RSVP to Sandy Lada at or Lori Orel at

To join the B'nai Israel Synagogue Family Facebook Group, contact Ilana Glazier
Shabbat Kulanu-Shabbat together for all!
shabbat whimsy
Shabbat Morning Tot Shabbat and Youth Activities, 
Shabbat Morning Teen Scene Dates for 2016-2017
9/24/16, 10/15/16, 11/12/16, 12/17/16, 1/21/17, 2/11/17, 3/18/17, 4/8/17, 4/18/17, 5/20/17
These dates are for both Tot Shabbat (Ages 2-5) and Youth Ages 10-17.
All activities are in the lower level on Shabbat Morning beginning at 10:45 a.m.

are part of Central Region United Synagogue Youth (USY-high schoolers)) and Kadima (6th-8th graders).  MCUSY (Motor City USY ) is the local USY chapter, in which many of our youth are active participants.
MCUSY Kickoff Open House
Sunday, August 21st, 3-5 p.m. at the Gawel Home
Special activities for all 6-8 and 9-12 graders.
Sunday Morning September 11, 8:30 AM
"Food for the Soul" 
Morning services followed by breakfast at the Soul Cafe honoring Roxanne and Brian Newhouse (who will not have to make breakfast. ) $20 per person including an entree, an espresso drink, taxes and tip.  
Let Mitch know if you are coming: 

Sunday Morning September 18.  8:30 AM
The return of Sunday morning 3D (daven, dine and discuss)
Alan Taub will be our guest speaker after breakfast.

Talmud class with Mitch Parker
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the synagogue
We are currently studying Brachot, the first section of the Talmud.  Interested?  Contact Mitch:

"You too can give a D'var Torah"  
Between October 29th and January 14 we will read the book of Braishit. This first book of Torah scroll the Torah is full of stories of love, conflict and intrigue as families try to grapple with both the mundane and the extraordinary.  Here is your chance to prepare a dvar Torah on the lives of our earliest ancestors and their families.  If you are interested, please let Mitch know.  A little secret: the preparation is often the best part of the process.

Travel and Learn:
If you are interested in being on the organizing committee for a potential B'nai Israel tour of the Jewish South, please contact Mitch:

Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
18 Melissa Berlin
19 Sally Soverinsky
21 Stefani Chudnow, Adam Gordon
22 Maya Rosenberg
23 Vernon Gordon
25 Rabbi Jonathan Berger
27 Noah Marcotte, Mel Tovy
29 Edward Chudnow

Jewish Wedding
18 Jonathan & Laura Berger, Louise and David Lazarus
20 Michael & Debbie Balkin
25 Jerry & Sharon Knoppow
31 Michael Karesh & Gayla Bassham
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 
8/18/2016 (14 Av)        Rose Feibus
8/21/2016 (17 Av)         Moishe Glazier, Phillip Nusholtz
8/22/2016 (18 Av)         Lillian Handler, Abraham Hurvich
8/25/2016 (21 Av)         Manya Gartenberg, Theodore P. Mason, Benjamin B. Tower
8/26/2016 (22 Av)         Dr. Joel D. Hamburger, Bennie Magy
8/27/2016 (23 Av)         Marilyn "Mike" Feigelson
8/28/2016 (24 Av)         Bertha Chitkin
8/30/2016 (26 Av)         Sarah Lewis, Ormond Sacks

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