Defiant Requiem

The Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp who performed Verdi’s Requiem Mass. The two-hour multimedia performance. created by conductor Murry Sidlin and performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, combines the music of Verdi with testimony from survivors of the original chorus and footage from propaganda films.

Learn more through lectures, documentary film and pictures through five independent encounters:

  • Prelude to the Defiant Requiem: a Defining Lecture Series
    7:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at CSZ
    April 5 Jews of Czechoslovakia Pre-World War II with Professor Howard Lupovitch
    April 19 The Music and the Meaning of The Defiant Requiem with DSO Associate Conductor Michelle Merrill, Community Chorus of Detroit Artistic Director Edward Maki-Schramm, and members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    April 26: The “Model” Concentration Camp Theresienstadt with Dr. Amy Simon
    Cost: $50 per person for CSZ, Friends of Melton, Friends of Cohn-Haddow, Holocaust Memorial Center Docents, JCC Members. General Public $60 per person.
    Register at 248.205.2557.
  • Documentary Film: Defiant Requiem
    Sunday, April 30, 2017
    7:45 p.m.
    Berman Center for the Performing Arts at the JCC West Bloomfield
    6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield
    Free of charge
  • Discussion with Creator and Conductor Murry Sidlin
    Monday, May 1, 2017
    7:00 p.m. at CSZ
    Free of charge
  • The Butterfly: An Art Exhibition
    April 6-May 4, 2017
    at CSZ
    Inspired by the poem The Butterfly, written in 1942 by a child in a concentration camp.
    Free of charge
  • The Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra perfomance
    Thursday, May 4, 2017
    7:30 p.m. at CSZ
    Cost: $25 General Admission, $10 Students.
    No charge for those enrolled in “Prelude to the Defiant Requiem: A Defining Lecture Series.
    Ticket Purchase: or 313.576.5111.

For more information, contact the Synagogue office at 248.357.5544


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Stage Productions with the Empty Nesters

On Stage In Detroit:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Sunday, May 7, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Fisher Theater, Detroit
Tickets: $74 each if paid by cash or check, $78 each if paid by credit card.
Make your reservations by Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

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On Stage at the Stratford Festival:
HMS Pinafore
Thursday, June 15, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Stratford, Ontario
Tickets: $55 each if paid by cash or check, $59 each if paid by credit card.

Guys and Dolls
Thursday, June 15, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Stratford, Ontario
Tickets: $51 each if paid by cash or check, $55 each if paid by credit card.
Make your reservations by Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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There are a limited number of tickets for each show, so please reserve soon.
For information or ticket reservations, contact Tobye Bello at or 248.357.5544.

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Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World – May 3

  • Pop-up Shops run through the day, and are open to the public. No charge to enter and shop for yourself, for Mothers’ Day, birthdays, graduations and more!
  • Woman of Valor Sally Orley and Featured Speaker Lesley Stahl
  • Luncheon
  • Over the Top Raffle

CSZ Sisterhood’s premier event!
Become a Patron, or purchase tickets for speakers, lunch and raffle. Contact Sisterhood at, 248.357.5544, extension 48, or check our website, with pricing, a growing list of shops, sponsors and raffle items at

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Men’s Club Me’ot Chetim and Sale of Chametz Forms

Please click HERE: 3 mitzvot of passover letter 2017 to download and print the forms to sell your Chametz for Passover. A form is also inclded to allow you to donate to Men’s Club’s effort to raise funds to sponsor 500 families for Passover, allowing them to celebrate appropriately.

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Game Day Thursday – March 23

Bring your games and your players to CSZ and Sisterhood’s day of tabletop play! Open to the community, delicious lunch included!

Cost: $6.00 per player if reservations are received by 12:00 Noon on Monday, March 20, 2017. After that deadline, or at the door, the cost is $8.00 per player.

Click HERE to RSVP, or contact Tobye Bello at or 248.357.5544.

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Welcome in Shabbat with CSZ – Fridays at 5:45 p.m.

The CSZ clergy welcomes you to our casual, joyful, participatory Friday night services,
weekly at 5:45 p.m., beginning with Minchah.

Shaarey Zedek Shabbat
Fridays, March 24 and 31, 2017
Daven with your Shaarey Zedek family at our musical experiences!

T.G.I.S. (Thank God It’s Shabbat)!
Friday, April 7, 2017
The music of the CSZ clergy and the T.G.I.S. players will enrich your spirit.
Come as you are. Leave uplifted.
For this special T.G.I.S., join us following services for a
Last Chance for Chametz  family Italian dinner
Cost: $18 per adult/$9 per child age 12 and younger.
RSVP for dinner to 248.357.5544 by Monday, April 3, 2017.

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MCUSY Iron Chef Kadima – March 19

Sunday, March 19, 2017
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Students in grades 6-9 are invited to Iron Chef Kadima
at Adat Shalom Synagogue, Farmington Hills


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Bright Beginnings – Mondays beginning February 27

Registration closes soon for this engaging mom and baby class. Social interaction for both mother and child, discussion and support. Contact Allison Gutman at or 248.357.5544.

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MCUSY Mall Scavenger Hunt – March 5


Are you up for the challenge? Compete in teams to find the wackiest items and complete insane tasks! Meet us at Just Baked for introductions and instructions! It will be to your advantage to bring a recommended amount of $5, but the event is FREE!

For information or RSVP, contact Reid Gordon at

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Purim Extravaganza 2017 – March 11

CSZ Presents Purim Extravaganza 2017

Trolls with Scrolls
Saturday, March 11, 2017

6:00 p.m. Family Purim Shpiel and Costume Parade, followed by
6:o0-8:30 p.m. Purim Carnival
-Petting Farm
-Miniature Motorways
-Carnival Games
-Pony and Horse rides
-Star Trax DJ (begins at 7:15 p.m.)
-Pizza, Pasta and Salad
-Ice Cream Cart
-Costumed Characters: Spiderman, Moana, Marshall from Paw Patrol
7:15 p.m. Traditional Megillah Reading & Poly-Esther (Leisure Suits and Seventies garb)
Featuring the CSZ Clergy and Religious School Students
8:45 p.m. Purim Afterglow for Adults
Featuring Comedian Robin Fox, and Adult Purim Drinks and Refreshments

Click to download the flyer and join us! –>  Purim Mailer_online
For more information, contact the Purim Hotline at 248.357.5544, ext. 46 or e-mail

Purim Extravaganza is generously sponsored by the
Sidney Katzman Memorial Purim Fund.

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Men’s Club Seder: Pesach and Potables – March 22

Click HERE to reserve your spot

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