Upcoming Events

 

The Prayground

June 19, 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.

The Prayground is an in-person experience at CSZ, and health protocols are in effect for everyone on the CSZ campus, including mandatory mask use, temperature checks and appropriate distancing. This event is outdoors, and is subject to weather cancellation.

Exploring Through Cooking: Destruction and Reconstruction in the Month of Tammuz

June 23, 2021 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Nancy Wolfson-Moche, CHHC, RYT, author of the new book, Vegetables for Breakfast from A to Z: Change Your Breakfast, Change Your Life. It is essential, now more than ever, that we nourish ourselves to build strength and fortitude through any means available to us–including food.

Nancy, the founder of You Are Because You Eat, presents eating as a sacred practice, creating edible art, symbolic meals and menus infused with meaning and ritual. She is a certified practitioner of macrobiotics, yoga and Torah yoga.

Join us on Zoom. There is no charge to attend, but RSVP online and be entered into a drawing to receive a free copy of Nancy’s book!

We’ll be cooking two dishes together, and you’re welcome to cook along, although Nancy recommends watching first and cooking later. HERE are the ingredients and equipment.

Beta Midrash: Food Tour of the Talmud

June 24, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Session IV: Food is a powerful force at the center of ritual, community and ethics. This class will explore all of these aspects of food by studying passages on food found across the six Orders of the Talmud. How can the act of eating become a practice of gratitude? Who should receive food as charity, and how much? What rights do field-workers have? Jumping into the lively debate of Talmud will pave the way for rich discussion to affirm, challenge and transform our own approaches to food.​

Click HERE to join us on Zoom.

Shabbat Shalom Tots

June 25, 2021 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Children ages 0-5 and their favorite adults are invited to come play outdoors on the William Saulson Pavilion, with songs, stories and Shabbat blessings, featuring Lindsay Mall and Ari Reis.

CSZ health protocols include mandatory mask use and temperature checks. Families will distance six feet from each other in an open setting. We encourage you to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as well as hechshered dairy or parve kosher snacks.

There is no charge to attend, but to keep Shabbat Shalom Tots going, we gratefully accept your generous donations. Information and registration HERE.

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

The Prayground

June 26, 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.

The Prayground is an in-person experience at CSZ, and health protocols are in effect for everyone on the CSZ campus, including mandatory mask use, temperature checks and appropriate distancing. This event is outdoors, and is subject to weather cancellation.

Beta Midrash: Food Tour of the Talmud

July 1, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Final Session: Food is a powerful force at the center of ritual, community and ethics. This class will explore all of these aspects of food by studying passages on food found across the six Orders of the Talmud. How can the act of eating become a practice of gratitude? Who should receive food as charity, and how much? What rights do field-workers have? Jumping into the lively debate of Talmud will pave the way for rich discussion to affirm, challenge and transform our own approaches to food.​

Click HERE to join us on Zoom.

T.G.I.S. (Thank God It’s Shabbat) Stars and Stripes Edition

July 2, 2021 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in person at CSZ on the William Saulson Pavilion for a lively, musical, prayerful and engaging Kabbalat Shabbat, 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.

Don’t miss our Stars and Stripes Edition, including patriotic songs and a special barbeque Shabbat dinner on the Pavilion following services. Dinner cost: $10 per person. RSVP by clicking here, or call 248.357.5544 no later than 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

The Prayground

July 3, 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.

The Prayground is an in-person experience at CSZ, and health protocols are in effect for everyone on the CSZ campus, including mandatory mask use, temperature checks and appropriate distancing. This event is outdoors, and is subject to weather cancellation.

Low-impact Exercises with Jim Berk

July 7, 2021 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jim Berk hosts participants in person at CSZ, outdoors on the William Saulson Pavilion for gentle stretching and exercises. Safety protocols are in place for everyone on the CSZ campus, including appropriate distancing and mask use. Cost: $5.00 per person per session, payable directly to Jim Berk at the conclusion of each class.

Rosh Chodesh Av Learning

July 8, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Join Rabbi Dahlen in the monthly exploration of the Jewish calendar and the celebration of Rosh Chodesh! Join us around the fire at CSZ for discussions around out our amazing months!

AV: This month our theme is “comfort,” and we will talk about what that means in a society where self care and boundaries are often neglected.

Shabbat Shalom Tots

July 9, 2021 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Children ages 0-5 and their favorite adults are invited to come play outdoors on the William Saulson Pavilion, with songs, stories and Shabbat blessings, featuring Lindsay Mall.

We encourage you to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as well as hechshered dairy or parve kosher snacks.

There is no charge to attend, but to keep Shabbat Shalom Tots going, we gratefully accept your generous donations. Information and registration HERE.

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

The Prayground

July 10, 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.

The Prayground is an in-person experience at CSZ, and health protocols are in effect for everyone on the CSZ campus, including mandatory mask use, temperature checks and appropriate distancing. This event is outdoors, and is subject to weather cancellation.

Go Fly a Kite

July 11, 2021 - 10:00 am

An in-person event at CSZ. Everyone is welcome to join us on a relaxed Sunday morning to fly kites together. Bring your own, or stop by the CSZ reception desk to pick up one to build in advance. Bring a chair, picnic blanket or towel, some water or snacks, and let’s get together in a safe way. RSVP HERE, or call 248.357.5544.

Beta Midrash: Out of the Ruins

July 15, 2021 - 7:00 pm

From our friends at Project Zug! The past year has brought with it tremendous loss and uncertainty. On a personal and communal level, many of us find ourselves grieving very tangible losses: the loss of life above all, the loss of financial security, and the loss of the intimacy of in-person relationships. At the same time, we find ourselves mourning abstract but very real losses: the loss of the world we once knew, the loss of a sense of security, the loss of normalcy. Throughout the ages, the Jewish people have experienced significant downfalls and periods of great adversity from the flood that nearly destroyed the world to the destruction of the Temple to the Holocaust, an unprecedented time of darkness and despair. And, yet each time, the Jewish people drew on wellsprings of resilience to not only continue on but to continue forward, rebuilding for the next generation.

In this three-session course, we’ll look to our own tradition, focusing on narratives from the Torah as well as the events of Jewish history to mine our texts for wisdom on resilience. We’ll ask: what are the different shapes resilience takes and how might we cultivate our own capacity for resilience based on the wisdom of Jewish tradition? Join us on Zoom.

Tot Shabbat: Brachot by the Beach

July 16, 2021 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shabbat by the water! Meet the CSZ clergy in Dodge Park for a fun, musical Shabbat experience geared toward families with children ages 0-6.

Join us in a relaxed outdoor setting for a musical Shabbat service just for our youngest friends! Bring your blankets and chairs, water bottles, sunscreen or other outdoor gear, and enjoy a physically-distanced and joyful Tot Shabbat experience! Everyone who is more than two years old is asked to wear a mask.

There is no charge to join us at this outdoor, in-person experience, and all are welcome, but reservations are required HERE. For more information, contact Ari Reis at areis@shaareyzedek.org.

Find us at the Picnic Shelter by the beach, at the West end. https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=445&type=SPRK#map-tab

The Prayground

July 17, 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.

The Prayground is an in-person experience at CSZ, and health protocols are in effect for everyone on the CSZ campus, including mandatory mask use, temperature checks and appropriate distancing. This event is outdoors, and is subject to weather cancellation.

CSZ Hosts the Conservative Community Observance of Tisha B’Av

July 17, 2021 - 10:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, marks the destruction of the first and second Temples, as well as a variety of other tragedies throughout Jewish history. This special service is marked by somber melodies, the chanting of the Book of Lamentations, and other liturgical poems. Adat Shalom, Beth Ahm, Beth Shalom, B’nai Israel, B’nai Moshe and CSZ will join together in the service.

We welcome you to join us in person in the CSZ Sanctuary, or on Zoom.

Beta Midrash: Out of the Ruins, Session 2

July 22, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From our friends at Project Zug! The past year has brought with it tremendous loss and uncertainty. On a personal and communal level, many of us find ourselves grieving very tangible losses: the loss of life above all, the loss of financial security, and the loss of the intimacy of in-person relationships. At the same time, we find ourselves mourning abstract but very real losses: the loss of the world we once knew, the loss of a sense of security, the loss of normalcy. Throughout the ages, the Jewish people have experienced significant downfalls and periods of great adversity from the flood that nearly destroyed the world to the destruction of the Temple to the Holocaust, an unprecedented time of darkness and despair. And, yet each time, the Jewish people drew on wellsprings of resilience to not only continue on but to continue forward, rebuilding for the next generation.

In this three-session course, we’ll look to our own tradition, focusing on narratives from the Torah as well as the events of Jewish history to mine our texts for wisdom on resilience. We’ll ask: what are the different shapes resilience takes and how might we cultivate our own capacity for resilience based on the wisdom of Jewish tradition? Join us on Zoom.

The Prayground

July 24, 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.

The Prayground is an in-person experience at CSZ, and health protocols are in effect for everyone on the CSZ campus, including mandatory mask use, temperature checks and appropriate distancing. This event is outdoors, and is subject to weather cancellation.

Slip and Slide Sunday

July 25, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Religious School age-children and their families are invited for a free social event on the spacious back lawn of Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. 

We will have slip & slides and water play set up for all ages! There will be snacks, music and fun, interactive Jewish learning!  

This program is geared especially for families with children who are interested in learning about the fun and welcoming CSZ Religious School community. So come on out and meet some new friends, learn with our community, and find out more about our awesome Religious School.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is requested HERE.

Beta Midrash: Out of the Ruins Session 3

July 29, 2021 - 7:00 pm

From our friends at Project Zug! The past year has brought with it tremendous loss and uncertainty. On a personal and communal level, many of us find ourselves grieving very tangible losses: the loss of life above all, the loss of financial security, and the loss of the intimacy of in-person relationships. At the same time, we find ourselves mourning abstract but very real losses: the loss of the world we once knew, the loss of a sense of security, the loss of normalcy. Throughout the ages, the Jewish people have experienced significant downfalls and periods of great adversity from the flood that nearly destroyed the world to the destruction of the Temple to the Holocaust, an unprecedented time of darkness and despair. And, yet each time, the Jewish people drew on wellsprings of resilience to not only continue on but to continue forward, rebuilding for the next generation.

In this three-session course, we’ll look to our own tradition, focusing on narratives from the Torah as well as the events of Jewish history to mine our texts for wisdom on resilience. We’ll ask: what are the different shapes resilience takes and how might we cultivate our own capacity for resilience based on the wisdom of Jewish tradition? Join us on Zoom.

Shabbat Shalom Tots

July 30, 2021 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Children ages 0-5 and their favorite adults are invited to come play outdoors on the William Saulson Pavilion, with songs, stories and Shabbat blessings, featuring Lindsay Mall and Ari Reis.

We encourage you to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as well as hechshered dairy or parve kosher snacks.

There is no charge to attend, but to keep Shabbat Shalom Tots going, we gratefully accept your generous donations. Information and registration HERE.

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

The Prayground

July 31, 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.

The Prayground is an in-person experience at CSZ, and health protocols are in effect for everyone on the CSZ campus, including mandatory mask use, temperature checks and appropriate distancing. This event is outdoors, and is subject to weather cancellation.

Summer Nature Walk

August 1, 2021 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us in a fun, family-friendly nature walk at Proud Lake Recreation Area. Let’s connect in the sunshine, enjoy the views, and have fun together. All experience levels are welcome! We will match hiking groups by level. RSVP HERE, or call 248.357.5544. Please note: requires State Parks Pass on your license plate, or $17 for an annual pass when entering the park.

Rosh Chodesh Elul Learning in Person

August 5, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Rabbi Dahlen in the monthly exploration of the Jewish calendar and the celebration of Rosh Chodesh! Gather around the fire at CSZ for discussions around our amazing months!

ELUL: THIS IS REAL AND YOU ARE COMPLETELY UNPREPARED! It’s the month of Elul, and we’re tapping into the depths of our hearts to discuss the necessary preparations for the High Holidays. This is our last time together before the Spiritual Superbowl, so come with questions, thoughts, concerns, worries, and anything else you need to unpack.

Drinks and nosh on us! No cost to attend, but RSVP online.

Shabbat Shalom Tots

August 6, 2021 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Children ages 0-5 and their favorite adults are invited to come play outdoors on the William Saulson Pavilion, with songs, stories and Shabbat blessings, featuring Lindsay Mall and Ari Reis.

We encourage you to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as well as hechshered dairy or parve kosher snacks.

There is no charge to attend, but to keep Shabbat Shalom Tots going, we gratefully accept your generous donations. Information and registration HERE.

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

Elul Learning – Part II

August 12, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You didn’t think we could cover all of Elul in just one class did you? Join Rabbi Dahlen and keep the conversation going about the most theologically charged month in the Hebrew calendar! Register and join us on Zoom.

Shabbat Shalom Tots

August 13, 2021 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Children ages 0-5 and their favorite adults are invited to come play outdoors on the William Saulson Pavilion, with songs, stories and Shabbat blessings, featuring Lindsay Mall and Ari Reis.

CSZ health protocols include mandatory mask use and temperature checks. Families will distance six feet from each other in an open setting. We encourage you to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as well as hechshered dairy or parve kosher snacks.

There is no charge to attend, but to keep Shabbat Shalom Tots going, we gratefully accept your generous donations. Information and RSVP HERE.

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

T.G.I.S. (Thank God It’s Shabbat)

August 13, 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.

Low-impact Exercises with Jim Berk

August 18, 2021 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jim Berk hosts participants in person at CSZ, outdoors on the William Saulson Pavilion for gentle stretching and exercises. Safety protocols are in place for everyone on the CSZ campus, including appropriate distancing and mask use. Cost: $5.00 per person per session, payable directly to Jim Berk at the conclusion of each class.

Mahzor 101

August 19, 2021 - 7:00 pm

In anticipation of the marathon of liturgy coming our way, Rabbi Dahlen will cover the familar yet intimidating book that we call the machzor (High Holy Days prayerbook) Get your questions and comments ready, we’re going to do a deep dive! Join us on Zoom.

Tot Shabbat: Barnyard Bash

August 20, 2021 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What’s your favorite animal? Meet the CSZ clergy on the William Saulson Pavilion for a fun, musical Shabbat experience geared toward families with children ages 0-6. Then have a blast with pony rides and a petting zoo!

Join us in a relaxed outdoor setting for a musical Shabbat service just for our youngest friends! Bring your blankets and chairs, water bottles, sunscreen or other outdoor gear, and enjoy a physically-distanced and joyful Tot Shabbat experience! Everyone who is more than two years old is asked to wear a mask.

There is no charge to join us at this outdoor, in-person experience, and all are welcome, but reservations are required, HERE. For more information, contact Ari Reis at areis@shaareyzedek.org.

Conservative Community High Holy Days Learning

August 26, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The clergy of Metropolitan Detroit’s Conservative Movement will team up for our annual night of diverse teachings and inspiration! Join us in person, or on Zoom, for a night of exciting and uplifting learning sessions that will help put your spirit in the mood for the Days of Awe. Watch for details on the learning sessions, coming soon!

Shabbat Shalom Tots

August 27, 2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Children ages 0-5 and their favorite adults are invited to come play outdoors on the William Saulson Pavilion, with songs, stories and Shabbat blessings, featuring Lindsay Mall and Ari Reis.

We encourage you to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as well as hechshered dairy or parve kosher snacks.

There is no charge to attend, but to keep Shabbat Shalom Tots going, we gratefully accept your generous donations. Information and RSVP are HERE.

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