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Feelin’ Groovy – August 7, 2019

 

Join us for an evening of music featuring popular hits from beloved Jewish singers and songwriters, including Carole King, Carly Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond and more!

With gratitude to the Laker family, this event is free to attend and open to the community.

Patron opportunities are available, at the following levels:
Gold, $180 – Tickets for two, Patron Pre-Glow reception with the performers, early seating, premium seating and listing in the event program.

Silver, $72 – Tickets for two, Patron Pre-Glow reception with the performers, preferred seating and listing in the event program.

To become a Patron, contact Sarah Klein at sarah.klein@shaareyzedek.org or 248.357.5544.

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T.G.I.S. (Thank God It’s Shabbat) Western Shabbat – July 12

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Thrilling Thursdays Super Summer Series 2019

Children ages 0-5 and their favorite adults are invited to come play at our drop-in group hosted by Lindsay Mall!

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Gold Celebration Shabbat – June 29

Gold Celebration Shabbat
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Shacharit Service begins at 9:00 a.m.

Join us for a special observation of our long-standing CSZ members, who have been with us for 50 years or more. To be part of the honors, call 248.357.5544.

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Men’s Night Out – June 26

CSZ Men’s Club welcomes all community men – regardless of affiliation – to a night of dinner, camaraderie and some Talmud, featuring Rabbi Aaron Starr. Cost: CSZ Men’s Club members: $50 each, non-members $55 each. Optional cash bar and cigars. Our menu addresses the dietary concerns of our community. RSVP HERE or 248.357.5544.

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot and Kol Halilah – June 8

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Rabbi Irwin Groner (z’l) Shabbaton – June 14-15

All events are open to the community.

There is a charge for Shabbat Dinner on Friday, June 14, 2019 To register online, click HERE.

 

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Casual Shabbat – June 22, 2019 through Labor Day

Casual Shabbat

Continuing through Labor Day, we invite you to dress more casually on Shabbat mornings (but no shorts or jeans, please). While it is an important custom to dress respectfully for the Synagogue, this summer we welcome a more relaxed standard, including our clergy, who will likely leave their jackets and ties at home. In this way, we hope to enhance even further Shabbat’s goal of refreshing and re-charging.

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Notice of the 158th Annual Meeting of CSZ – May 13

Pursuant to the by-laws of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, notice is hereby given that the 159th Annual meeting of Congregation Shaarey Zedek will be held Monday, May 13, 2019 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road, Southfield Michigan 48034. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend.

Please review the materials below. For all inquiries, please call 248.357.5544.

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2019 Jeffrey Weisberg Memorial Creative Writing Award for Students

Jeffrey Weisberg was a published poet and the winner of the University of Michigan Hopwood Award for his poems.  He encouraged young people to write and was involved at Congregation Shaarey Zedek with teaching youth about a commitment to the heritage of the Jewish people. His parents, Lucille and Harvey Weisberg (z’l), established this award to honor his memory.

All essays must be e-mailed to egechter@shaareyzedek.orgno later than 5:00 p..m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 for committee review.

Students in grades 3-5: $100 (2 winners)
Essays must be at least 150 words, 12 point font and double spaced.  All creative writing pieces may be submitted in original format. 

Prompt: 

Being Jewish is about being proud of who you are. It’s not always easy. It sometimes makes us different from our friends. And sometimes it’s hard to explain. Why are you proud to be Jewish? And of what parts of Jewish faith, life, and culture are you most proud?

Students in grades 6-8: $200 (2 winners)
Essays must be 250-500 words, 12 point font, double spaced. All creative writing may be submitted in original format. 

Prompt: 

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said that Judaism asks us to take a leap of action rather than a leap of faith. In what ways do you show your Judaism through action? What makes that action Jewish and why is it important or meaningful to you?

Students in grades 9-12: $1,000 (2 winners)
Essays must be 500-750 words, 12 point font, double spaced. All creative writing pieces may be submitted in original format. Creative writing pieces MUST include a paragraph accompaniment that explains how the piece addresses the prompt and explains the process you went through in designing your text. 

Prompt: 

Today’s high schoolers face unprecedented levels of anxiety and pressure. School doesn’t always feel safe, the expectations of college and higher education are a consistent source of stress, and the business of life can push us to our limits. But Judaism can be an island of peace in the craziness of our lives. It can give us meaning, it can offer us rest, and it can challenge us to think outside of our personal struggles to see a life and a world much bigger than our individual selves. How does Judaism help you with the chaos of being a high schooler? Which aspects of Judaism give you comfort or reprieve? When does Judaism transcend your other sources of support? If it doesn’t, then which aspects of Judaism could help you in your future?

Questions? Call 248.357.5544.

 

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