September 8, 2016  5 Elul 5776
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Friday, September 9th
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, September 10th
9 a.m., Sanctuary
Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
Toby Gittleman will become a bar mitzvah.
Toby is the son of Stacy and Craig Gittleman and the brother of Jolie and Nathan.  Toby is the grandson of Eileen and Bernard Cooper and Marsha and Jay Gittleman.
10 a.m.  Supervised Youth Room
Kiddish Lunch is sponsored by Stacy and Craig Gittleman in honor of their son Toby becoming a bar mitzvah.
To become part of a Kiddush Lunch Group or to sponsor a lunch, please contact the synagogue office:

Parking in the TKA/BI lot is limited.  Please be respectful of designated parking spaces for TKA, handicap, and professional staff.  Once the lot is full, please plan to park in the surrounding neighborhoods, being cautious to not block driveways or mailboxes. Parking along the shoulder of Walnut Lake Road is NOT advisable.

Saturday, September 17th
Michael Soverinsky will become a bar mitzvah.
Michael is the son of Brenda and Randy Soverinsky, brother of Melanie and Nathan.  Michael is the grandson of Judy and Sheldon Gold, Louis and Sally Soverinsky, and the late Marilyn Soverinsky. (z"l)

To Marilyn and Herb Lantor on their birth of their new granddaughter, Keres Helen Zelazo, born recently to parents Michael Berris and Dan Zelazo of Israel.

High Holiday packets for members will be mailed the second week in September.  To secure additional tickets for non-members, please download the ticket form by clicking here.  Please submit forms and payments by the September 16th deadline to enable adequate time for processing.


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.

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. Alan's topic:  "My Conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu."  We we also acknowledge the life of Belmont Kershenbaum as we mark the shloshim period for him.

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
10 Alan Taub
11 Beverly Avadenka, Julia Feber, Bernice Jacobson
12 Adam Baruch
12 Samantha Dines, John Marcotte
13 Benjamin Rosenberg
15 Adena Wolf
16 Benton Karesh
17 Linda Jacobson, Renee Kozlowski
18 Daniel Chudnow
19 Carol Wiseman
20 David Bernard, Madeline Jacobson, Edith Kozlowski, Samuel Saperstein
23 Jordan Stevenson
25 Frances Chudnow
26 Howard Friedman
27 Erika Finn, Warren Lada

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 
9/9/2016 (6 Elul)          Franka Charlupski
9/11/2016 (8 Elul)        John Eby
9/12/2016 (9 Elul)        Reinald Freedman
9/14/2016 (11 Elul)      Ernest Gans, Mr. Arthur Markowitz
9/15/2016 (12 Elul)      Alex Kuhn
9/16/2016 (13 Elul)      Pearl Leah Naimark
9/18/2016 (15 Elul)      Rabbi Carl L. Manello
9/20/2016 (17 Elul)      Yosef Garber
9/21/2016 (18 Elul)      Leo Orel
9/22/2016 (19 Elul)      Saul Rose
9/24/2016 (21 Elul)      Douglas Cohen, Paula S. Lawson
9/27/2016 (24 Elul)      Lawrence Sklar
9/29/2016 (26 Elul)      Ida Goode, Sophie Blau Konek, Mr. Robert Nusholtz

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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