September 22, 2016  19 Elul 5776
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Friday, September 23rd
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, September 24th
9 a.m., Sanctuary

Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
D'var Torah this week and next week will be led by Fred Shuback and Rabbi Jonathan Berger, and will include melodies for the High Holidays.
10 a.m.  Supervised Youth Room
10:45 a.m. Youth Activities, Lower Level with Joe Bernstein
Kiddish Lunch is sponsored by the following Kiddish Lunch Group:
Fran and Ed Chudnow, Leslie and Evan Chudnow, Fran and Dave Hundiak, Laurie and Robert Kimmel, Sandy and Warren Lada, Cheryl and Mitch Parker, Sharon and Leonard Rosen, Mindy and Fred Shuback, Julie Solomon and Rebecca Tron.
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 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. 

We will be collecting non-perishable kosher food items to be donated to Yad Ezra after Yom Kippur.  Please bring your food items to services on Kol Nidrei evening.  Thank you to Marty and Sheila Kurland for once again collecting and delivering the food.

baby rattle, girl MAZEL TOV
Mazel Tov to Laurie and Robert Kimmel on the birth of their new granddaughter in New York.  Mazel Tov to parents Avihud and Faiga, and to siblings Tuvia and Sara Tehila.

Mazel Tov to Michelle Tukel and Jay Brown on the birth of their new grandson in New York.  Mazel Tov to parents, Benji and Dr. Merrill Brown, and to big sister Sophie.

Mazel Tov to Howard and Trudy Jacobson on the birth of their new granddaughter in Washington, D.C.  Mazel Tov to new parents, Shira and Ross Broms, grandparents Marilyn and Tim Broms, and great-grandmothers, Bernice Jacobson and Paula Balkin.

Mazel Tov to Alan and Barbara Funk on the birth of their new granddaughter, Hannah Chloe Funk, born in Chicago to parents, Lori and Asher Funk, and big brother Asher.


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

Activities begin at noon in the social hall.  Donations of toiletries, socks, deodorant, hand sanitizer and hand wipes will be collected.  For more information,

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.

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
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 

9/22/2016 (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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