Get Involved

Get Involved

Social Action

Congregation Shaarey Zedek has long been at the forefront of the caring conversation in our community. We take pride in supporting the lives of our neighbors and our neighborhoods, giving and volunteering wherever we can make a difference.

Members of this committee look for connection with each other as a team, with the causes we support, and with the lessons in the Torah that inform our actions. We choose project involvement that is supportive of our Detroit-area home, striving to become those people who act when needed, and are a model for others, rather than those who sit on the sidelines.

For years, CSZ has assisted efforts at Yad Ezra, Heart 2 Hart Detroit, We Support the Girls, Knitted Knockers, JFS Adopt a Family, JFS Fall Fix-up, South Oakland Shelter and many others. Our newest initiative is our adoption of Vernor Elementary School in Detroit, where we will support the students through clothing drives, mentoring and more!

We invite you to learn and volunteer alongside us! Contact Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen or Jodi Michaelson at socialaction@shaareyzedek.org.

Green Team

We strive to make ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ a priority — to live the Jewish value of ba-al tashchit: caring for our environment. We’ve been designated a Seal of Sustainability site by Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability. We are proud of our pollinator garden. And Shabbat lunch at Shaarey Zedek is green, through our weekly use of compostables.

Inclusion Committee

At CSZ, we understand that Torah is not just something we read, it’s something we live. To live Torah means to recognize and welcome the divine spark in each and every individual and to make all of us feel seen, understood, and respected. Our inclusion committee is dedicated to that beautiful promise, working tirelessly to identify and address the stumbling blocks that lie before individuals and communities who far too often have been marginalized or forgotten in our world. In partnership with amazing organizations around the city and around the country, our inclusion committee continues to learn and grow so that we might face the challenges of discrimination and neglect wherever they may be.

Membership Committee

This dynamic group is engaged in activities to create excitement around CSZ membership and on enhancing our communal experience. To learn more about the membership committee, please contact Jay Inwald at membershipcommittee@shaareyzedek.org.

Religious School PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)

The PTO at Congregation Shaarey Zedek is looking for parents to help. It is our mission to help the youth dept to promote and assist CSZ with the social and educational programming for all of the children of the congregation. For more information, contact cszpto@shaareyzedek.org.