Monthly Archives: February 2015

He Said, She Said, March 1

Engaging adult learning from the perspectives of Rabbi Aaron Starr and Rebecca Starr. RSVP to

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Mishloach Manot Mania, March 1

Be part of the mitzvah as we create mishloach manot for Religious School families and those in need. Contact Allison Gutman with questions at

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Shabbat Terumah

Should Prime Minister Netanyahu Speak Before Congress? Parashat Terumah: Shabbat Morning, February 21, 2015 For several years now, the Western World has attempted through a variety of measures to prevent Iran from developing its nuclear technology into weaponry. Several Iranian … Continue reading

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Parashat Terumah: On Cemeteries as Sacred Space

In the last week, vandals (translation: thugs and probably anti-Semites) desecrated two Jewish cemeteries. The first took place in France, where 300 tombstones were uprooted in the Alsace region not far from Germany. The second took place in Germany itself, where … Continue reading

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Shabbat February 14, 2015

To view the video of  Assistant Cantor Leonard Gutman’s D’var Torah on Shabbat, February 14, 2015,  click here:  

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Exploration of Purim and Passover

Look at the meanings and mysteries in our celebrations of Purim and Passover with Rabbi Starr and Hazzan Propis. Discounted tuition for current CSZ members! Register today.

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Turn up the Heat!

Join Mambo Marci for for dancing, refreshments, laughter and more dancing! RSVP to

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Parashat Mishpatim: The Importance of the Rule of Law

I am pretty sure that it is mostly irrelevant to my life whether or not Brian Williams of NBC News told the truth about an incident that occurred to him while flying in a helicopter during the 2003 Iraq War. … Continue reading

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Stroll Through the Scrolls with Rabbi Leiby Burnham

Don’t miss this fresh look at some of our old favorites! RSVP to

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Vashti’s Banquet

CSZ Sisterhood’s community-wide girls’ night out! All are welcome for this exotic experience. Cost: $25 per person. RSVP to sisterhood at or 248.357.5544.

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