Monthly Archives: November 2014

Shabbat Va’yetzei: Re-inventing Thanksgiving

We find ourselves this week at an interesting nexus of three significant calendar events. This past Sunday we began the Hebrew month of Kislev, the month in which we celebrate Chanukkah. Historically, Chanukkah is about the rejection of assimilation; that … Continue reading

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Forgotten Harvest

It’s a Mitzvah! Help us provide 5,000 meals for Christmas CSZ Men’s Club invites Shaarey Zedek families and friends to partner with Forgotten Harvest again this year, to prepare and deliver 5,000 holiday meals to families in Metro Detroit communities. … Continue reading

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Shabbat Tol’dot: On the Tragedy in Jerusalem

On Tuesday, the amount of Torah learning diminished in this world. Two Palestinian cousins wielding guns and knives attacked innocent Jews at prayer in their synagogue as the escalation of violence in Israel continues. As if rockets raining down on … Continue reading

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Family Bowling Night

Family Bowling Night November 22, 2014 Second grade students will lead the Havdalah service. Pizza and bowling will follow for everyone. Respond to Karen Davis at or 248.357.5544.

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He Said, She Said

A character study of men and women in the Bible with Rebecca and Rabbi Aaron Starr. Click HERE to RSVP.

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Grand Opening of the Berman Center for Jewish Education

  Let us know you’ll be coming to celebrate the opening of the newly-remodeled school wing. Click HERE to RSVP by e-mail, or call 248.357.5544.

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Shabbat Chayyei Sarah

There is no doubt that academic achievement has been and continues to be a priority for Jews. But what about moral development? In days of old, the academic achievement that Jewish culture prioritized was the study of sacred scripture–Torah, Mishnah … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Leiby Burnham

The Jewish Success System is a CSZ Lunch and Learn Series meeting Tuesdays at CSZ through November 18. Don’t miss the final two sessions of this class! Reserve your place by contacting Karen Davis at or 248.357.5544.

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Veterans Shabbat

Join us as we honor members of the armed forces during the service.

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Up & Coming November

The November edition of CSZ’s Program guide is online. Click HERE to view it on Scribd, or download one to your computer that you can read and print here: Up&Coming_November_2014_online

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