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!

THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021 • 10 IYAR 5781
At night, count Omer 26

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, or watch on our live stream.

B’nai Mitzvah Tutoring – 4:30 p.m.
Grades 6 & 7 join together with tutors to hone their skills and prepare for their B’nai Mitzvah. Classes include D’var Torah training, Haftarah and Torah chanting instruction, as well as one-on-one and small group tutoring focusing on each student’s particular learning style and skill level. Click HERE. For information, contact Ari Reis at

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, or watch on our live stream.

Beta Midrash – 7:00 p.m.
Kashrut – Why, What, How? Session IV
Not eating food in the same way as everyone else has been one of the central markers of Jewish identity for millennia. But many core questions about this practice of Kashrut remain open. Why do we keep Kosher in the first place? What is in our food and how do we know? What about how the food is prepared? Does it matter who prepared it? Who do we trust to prepare food that we can eat? How do we apply these ancient sources on what we can and can’t eat in a modern world with abundant soap, dishwashers, and stainless steel? CSZ’s Night of Adult Learning on Zoom is just a click away! Click HERE and join us!


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, please participate in our Shabbat morning services through Zoom, or watch on our Live Stream or on Facebook.

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.

Please note that the synagogue is open only by appointment during regular business hours. Mandatory health safety protocols are in effect across the CSZ campus, including required mask use and appropriate distancing.

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 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.

We also want to assure everyone that safety on the CSZ campus is our first priority. To that end, we are sharing with you the guidelines for participation created by our Officers and Building Readiness Task Force. We call those guidelines the Ten Covid Commandments. Watch here:

Read the full text here:

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.

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 HERE, 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 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

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