Today @ CSZ

Congregation Shaarey Zedek is more than a place of worship, it is also home, family and community. Please keep in mind that we are here for you, and we are available through multiple points of contact. Please reach out to us if you need anything!


MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021 • 2 TEVET 5782
Chanukah Eighth Day

Morning  Minyan – 7:30 a.m.
The CSZ Clergy, Gabbaim and lay leaders welcome you for engaging morning services, including a digital minyan for those who are saying kaddish. Join us on Zoom.

Low-impact Exercise with Jim Berk – 10:30 a.m.
Jim Berk hosts participants in person at CSZ for gentle stretching and exercises. Cost: $5.00 per person per session, payable directly to Jim Berk at the conclusion of each class. For additional information, call the synagogue office at 248.357.5544.

Evening  Minyan – 5:30 p.m.
The CSZ Clergy, Gabbaim and lay leaders welcome you for engaging evening services, including a digital minyan for those who are saying kaddish. Join us on Zoom.

Sisterhood Chanukah Party – 6:30 p.m.
Zoom on over! Singing, schmoozing, games and prizes! BYO Menorah for candle lighting. The link will be sent to Sisterhood members on Sunday, December 5, 2021, so watch your e-mail and join us! For more information, message us at

**Shabbat Lunch December 11, 2021**
Following services, join your Shaarey Zedek family for a safe, pre-packaged Shabbat Lunch and an opportunity to schmooze with friends. So we may plan appropriately, please click HERE to RSVP, no later than 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.


We are pleased to welcome congregants to the CSZ Sanctuary to daven in person on Shabbat mornings. No reservation is necessary. If you prefer to remain in place, you may watch our Shabbat morning services on our high-definition Live Stream, or on ZoomIf you or a loved one is without access to a computer, smartphone or tablet, our live daily, Shabbat and Holiday services are also available by phone.
Dial 312.626.6799 and use Meeting ID 816.757.2328.

Be one of the Minyanaires! Join us for daily Minyan services, and ensure your fellow congregants are able to say Kaddish. In addition, we would love to offer you an aliyah for any reason – a birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, marking the Yahrzeit of a family member, or for no particular reason at all. Our goal is to see each CSZ member honored with an aliyah in 2021. For those who might feel less comfortable, we have plenty of support, including online resources, to walk you through it and help and empower you. Contact the Ritual Committee at, or if approached by a committee member, please say yes. We promise to help make it a fulfilling experience.

The sacred work of our congregation continues. We are grateful to those who support us, so we can support all of you. To sponsor a Shabbat, Bimah Flowers, Kiddish or Daily Minyan, please contact the Synagogue office at 248.357.5544.

Other Information:

– We are pleased to open up our Shabbat morning services for you to attend in person. In doing so, we want our members to know that we recognize not everyone will be ready to travel or to attend events and services with others. We will maintain as much flexibility as we can, and offer as many options as we can, both for our variable weather, and for proximity.

How to Find…
– Services, Events and Digital Links, click HERE.
– Mazel Tovs, Tributes and Yahrzeit lists, click HERE.
– Sermons on YouTube, click HERE.
– The Rabbis’ Divrei Torah, click HERE.
– How to use Zoom, click HERE.

Live Streaming is courtesy of the Richard and Sharon (z’l) Brown Live Streaming Fund. Click HERE to watch live Shabbat services.

Pick up copies of our prayer books from CSZ – In order to make it easier to accompany our online services, Congregation Shaarey Zedek is now offering synagogue members the opportunity to pick up copies of the books to take home. Simply fill out the form, and we will contact you with a time to come by CSZ for no-contact pick-up of your prayer books. If you cannot get to CSZ, please let us know, and a volunteer will safely drop your books at your door.

With gratitude to Lori Weisberg and Steven Weisberg, and in memory of Henrietta and Alvin Weisberg (z’l), who generously provided prayer books for our Sanctuary, the books are your own to keep, even after we return to our Sanctuary for prayer. Click HERE to reserve your copies.

Order personal copies of our prayer books – New copies of our books are available to purchase from the Rabbinical Assembly website at a discount. Click HERE to order your own copies of the Siddur Sim Shalom and Etz Hayim, and have them delivered to your door so you can more easily follow our virtual services.

Online prayer books are available for you to follow along with our minyan, thanks to the Rabbinical Assembly! We utilize Siddur Sim Shalom. It is recommended that you download weekday morning, weekday afternoon, weekday evening and Shabbat. Click HERE.

Alternately, translinearly transliterated Siddurim created by Hazzan Sarah Alexander are available to download, print, copy:
Sim Shalom pagination – mincha l’chol – 8.5×11
Sim Shalom pagination – maariv l’chol – 8.5×11
Sim Shalom pagination – shacharit l’chol – 8.5×11