September 15, 2016  12 Elul 5776
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Friday, September 16th
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, September 17th
9 a.m., Sanctuary
Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
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)
10 a.m.  Supervised Youth Room
Kiddish Lunch is sponsored by Judy and Sheldon Gold and Louis and Sally Soverinsky in honor of their grandson, Michael Soverinsky.

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

SELICHOT SERVICES Saturday Night, September 24th
hosted by Congregation Beth Ahm for the entire Conservative Synagogue community
9:30 p.m. Refreshments
10 p.m. Speaker:  Dr. Dara Horn:  "Technology, Memory and the Past that Lives in the Present"
11 p.m. Selichot Service begins  Click here to view event flyer

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.

High Holiday Sanctuary Set-Up, Covenant Baptist Church
Sunday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 9th.
We will be creating our sacred space for Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, October 2nd at 
1 p.m.  Set-up takes approximately 45 minutes if we have a sizable crew to help.  Please 
e-mail John Marcotte: if you will be able to attend. Please also remember that we need people to remain following the conclusion of services on the second day of Rosh Hashanah to re-set the sanctuary for our friends at the church.
We will be setting the sanctuary at the church for Yom Kippur on Sunday, October 9th at 
1 p.m.  All who are able to assist will be welcome to join us. 

A huge thank you to everyone for sending in and confirming their Yizkor Book entries in a timely fashion.  The books are at the printer.  A large debt of gratitude to Debra Singer for the countless hours she spends each year to prepare these books.


Book Club Sunday, September 25th, 3 p.m.
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
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 
9/15/2016 (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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