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
-Inflatables
-Pony and Horse rides
-Star Trax DJ (begins at 7:15 p.m.)
-Prizes
-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@shaareyzedek.org.

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

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Stage Productions with the Empty Nesters

On Stage In Detroit:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
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
tbello@shaareyzedek.org or 248.357.5544.

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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 agutman@shaareyzedek.org 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 reidgordon1999@gmail.com.

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MCUSY Skating in the D – February 18

Saturday, February 18, 2017
7:30 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight
Drop-off and pick-up from Adat Shalom Synagogue, Farmington Hills

Teens head downtown for skating at Campus Martius and hot chocolate and Havdalah at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. Students in grades 8-12 are welcome.

Cost: $15 per person, plus $3 per person for skate rental.

RSVP to Reid Gordon at reidgordon1999@gmail.com.

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Seniors Learning: Things You Missed in Religious School – February 21

Thursday, February 21, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Join Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen to learn some often overlooked practices, and why we do some of the things we do.

For information, contact Wren Beaulieu-Hack at wren@shaareyzedek.org or 248.357.5544.

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Mini Camp for Ages 3 to 5 – February 20-24

Click HERE to register for our week of mini-camp fun for the mini-people!
For more information, contact Allison Gutman at agutman@shaareyzedek.org or 248.357.5544.

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Tu B’Shevat Tot Shabbat : Rumble in the Jungle – February 10

To register:

STEP I:   Go to www.shaareyzedek.org
STEP 2:  Click on the “LOG IN” link on the top of the HOME page.
STEP 3:  If you are a Shaarey Zedek member,
enter your “E-mail Address” and “Password.”
If you are NOT a Shaarey Zedek member,
select the link “Click here to create an account”
or enter your existing login information.
STEP 4:  Select the “Events” link on the left bar and begin.
STEP 5:  Choose the event (Tot Shabbat – February)
you would like
to register for.
IMPORTANT:
The registration process will not be considered complete
until your
credit card information has been submitted.
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AIPAC Michigan Winter Community Event – February 7

 

Congregation Shaarey Zedek hosts the AIPAC community event
Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
There is no charge to attend the program, but a minumum donation of $1,800 is required to attend the Club Member Reception.

Registration link here: www.aipac.org/MIWINTER2017.

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MCUSY Jump into Kadima – January 29

January 29, 2017
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Air Time Novi
44255 Twelve Mile Road, Novi

Teens head to AirTime Novi for a fun Sunday afternoon.
Cost: $21 per person.
RSVP to Reid Gordon at reidgordon1999@gmail.com and sign the waiver at
https://airtimenovi.pfestore.com/waiver/

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Congregant Survey Results – January 2017

Thank you to those who responded to our congregant survey. We had a response rate of 32 percent, which is an excellent level of participation.
We reviewed the survey findings at our mid-year congregational meeting on Sunday, January 22, 2017. In summary, the survey either confirmed or informed us of the following:

– Our congregational population is heavily weighted toward members above the age of 55 years, most of whom have been affiliated with CSZ for more than 25 years.

– Approximately half of survey respondents attend services at least ten times per year, while nearly half attend only at the High Holidays.

– Among those providing verbatim comments, many expressed the desire to have a shorter service or a more participatory service – there were also a number of comments suggesting that CSZ hold an alternative or contemporary service to attract younger adults and families.

– Approximately 10 percent of survey respondents expressed a high interest in improving basic synagogue skills such as reading Hebrew or learning prayers.

– A slightly lower percentage of survey respondents expressed a high interest in learning more advanced synagogue skills such as leading services or chanting Torah.

– Approximately 20 percent of survey respondents expressed a high interest in attending Friday night services.

– There was also a significant level of interest in programs that encourage socializing among members within various demographic groups, speakers, musical events, and community service projects.

We’ve identified the following areas of focus as our next step in utilizing the survey findings:

– Create additional emphasis on outreach to young adults and families.

– Develop actions to meet the needs of those wanting to improve synagogue skills, both basic and advanced.

– Leverage Berman Night of Learning to include speakers on topics of interest expressed through the survey.

– Develop a more robust plan to address interest in community service projects.

In order to move forward with these next steps, we need to hear from you.  We have a short list of people who provided their names on the survey and who are interested in further developing their skills or planning a program, but we would like to hear from more of our congregants so we can design classes and programs that best fit your needs.

For those of you who were unable to attend on January 22, Click HERE to review a PDF of the presentation. We encourage you to read through the presentation and to ask questions and/or provide feedback. Please send feedback to cszmemberconnect@gmail.com.

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