Upcoming Events


Havdalah Service

September 18, 2021 - 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The CSZ Clergy help us say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to the new week. Bring your favorite beverage and click HERE to join us online. 

Beth Olem Cemetery Open

September 19, 2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Beth Olem is part of the Grounds of GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant. Families may access the grave sites of loved ones through the GM plant security gates.

For more information, contact the Clover Hill Park Cemetery office at 248.723.8884.

Schmoozin’ in the Sukkah

September 19, 2021 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us at the CSZ Sukkah for food, games, making and hanging decorations for the Sukkah, and an opportunity to shake the lulav and etrog. This event is appropriate for all ages, and is open to the community.

For more information, contact Ari Reis at areis@shaareyzedek.org or 248.357.5544.

First Night of Sukkot – Evening Minyan

September 20, 2021 - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The CSZ Clergy, lay leaders and digital Gabbai welcome you to an engaging evening minyan in person in the Bernstein Chapel, or through Zoom. Click HERE to join online.

Sukkah Stroll

September 21, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Rebecca and Rabbi Aaron Starr invite everyone to stroll together for lunch in the Starr family Sukkah following morning services. For information, call the Synagogue office at 248.357.5544.


September 21, 2021 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for evening services for the Second Night of Sukkot, in person at CSZ in the Bernstein Chapel, or click here to join us on Zoom.

Fifth Day of Sukkot, Shabbat Morning Services

September 25, 2021 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in person in the CSZ Santuary for Shabbat morning services, or online on our Live Stream.

The Prayground

September 25, 2021 - 10:45 am - 11:45 am

For daveners of all ages and backgrounds, this family-focused Shabbat morning service on the William Saulson Pavilion is meant to inspire, uplift, and open up the doors of prayer in a joy-filled and judgement-free setting. for more information, message Rabbi Yoni Dahlen at rabbidahlen@shaareyzedek.org.

Havdalah Service

September 25, 2021 - 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The CSZ Clergy help us say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to the new week. Bring your favorite beverage and click HERE to join us online. 

Sukkah Open House

September 26, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Karen and Hazzan David Propis welcome you for a nosh and schmooze in their Sukkah! For information, contact the Synagogue office at 248.357.5544.

Yom Tov Havdalah

September 29, 2021 - 8:15 pm - 8:45 pm

The CSZ Clergy helps us say goodbye to The Holiday and hello to the new week. Click HERE to join us online. 

Remember Them: An Interactive Memorial of Violence Against People of Color for Reflection and Change

September 30, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Join Rabbi Aaron Starr and the CSZ Equity Task Force for a prayer vigil and learning opportunity as part of Remember Them: An Interactive Memorial of Violence Against People of Color for Reflection. The memorial, a protest installation aimed at raising awareness and inspiring action to halt racial injustice, is housed at St. David’s.

This interactive protest installation is designed to remind us of the sins of the past, and inspire us, in new ways, to take action and bring racial equality to our nation, one nation, under God.” 

Remember Them includes headstones of well-known (and not so well-known) victims of racial violence and injustice, including George Floyd, Medgar Evers, and more.

The installation also includes a 100-page book, published especially for the occasion, with one page devoted to each victim, to help visitors understand the stories behind the names. They are housed in this all-weather shelter, where other literature can be found to help visitors reflect, pray, and take action. 

There’s also a special, all-weather wall constructed so that visitors can write the names of people they know who have been victims of racial injustice to serve as memorial touchstones for prayer and meditation. 

 “We hope everyone in Metro Detroit will come out and spend some time here, to learn and contemplate our past and our future,” said Darryl Butler one of the installation’s organizers. 

T.G.I.S. (Thank God It’s Shabbat)

October 1, 2021 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Now in its eighth year, T.G.I.S.(Thank God It’s Shabbat) is a beautiful musical welcome to Shabbat, touching hearts and souls, featuring Hazzan David Propis and the T.G.I.S. Players. Join us on Zoom, or in person on the William Saulson Pavilion at CSZ.

It is recommended that you download the text weekday morning, weekday afternoon, weekday evening and Shabbat. Click HERE.

Havdalah Service

October 2, 2021 - 8:15 pm - 8:45 pm

The CSZ Clergy help us say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to the new week. Bring your favorite beverage and click HERE to join us online. 

Sisterhood Presents Adventures in Fashion

October 4, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet Designer David Josef at Adventures in Fashion, Sisterhood’s Opening Meeting and Membership Event.

Join Sisterhood and meet this hilarious, extraordinary and visionary high fashion designer and philanthropist. Get the inside scoop on the career of an award-winning couture and wedding designer, who is the go-to designer for the Boston-area Orthodox community as the creator of stunning, modern and modest dresses.

David’s career has taken him from humble roots to the windows of Bonwit Teller and other high-end retailers. His clothes have been modeled by famous names such as Iman, worn by Broadway stars and well-known performers, and by women of all shapes and sizes. With recent events, he began designing a beautiful collection of unique, custom masks. Join us on Zoom and find out what he’s up to now!

Become one of our Precious Gems! Click HERE to become a 2021-2022 Sisterhood Member, and attend this event for FREE! Not a Sisterhood member? RSVP HERE and join us for $18 per person. For more information, contact Sisterhood at sisterhood@shaareyzedek.org.

Veterans Shabbat

November 6, 2021 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On this special day, we will honor our Jewish veterans during Shabbat services. We look forward to proudly acknowledging those of you who have defended our nation. Join us for a processional, recognition from the Bimah, and students from our Religious School will help honor the veterans.

Teen Writing Contest
In Celebration of Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s Veterans Shabbat

In gratitude to the members of Congregation Shaarey Zedek who served in uniform, Dottie and Don Wagner are sponsoring a writing contest for teens.

Winners will share their essay – maximum length of 300 words – from the bimah on Veterans Shabbat, which will take place on November 6, 2021. The essays are due to Rabbi Aaron Starr (rabbistarr@shaareyzedek.org) no later than October 17, 2021. Only members of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, ages 14-18, may submit essays. The prize for the winner is $100. Essay judgment and final decision will be made by October 29, 2021.

Essay Prompt:
Why should we give thanks to Jewish veterans of the American Armed Forces?

Latkes and Libations

December 3, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Following T.G.I.S., remain for an optional dinner with latkes, beverages, Chanukah candles and cameraderie, hosted by the Empty Nesters. Everyone is welcome. Watch for more information. RSVP online HERE, or call 248.357.5544.