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!

Our building is closed for all business, services and events without appointments or advance registration. Please note that health safety protocols are in effect across the CSZ campus, including required mask use and appropriate distancing.


Morning Minyan – 7:30 a.m.
The CSZ Clergy will offer uplifting morning services, including a virtual Minyan, through Zoom, or watch via our live stream.

Tot Shabbat on the Lot – 5:30 p.m.
What could possibly be better then a Tot Shabbat at CSZ? A Tot Shabbat OUTSIDE at CSZ with Rabbi Yoni! Perfect for families with children ages 0-6, but of course, all are welcome. Grab your hats, picnic blankets, and sunscreen and join us for a spirited Shabbat kickoff with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and your favorite Shabbat tunes! Goody bags will be provided with safe, individually wrapped, small snacks. Just bring sun protection and your Shabbat Ruach! This event is free and open to the community, but registration is required HERE.

Minchah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma’ariv on the Pavilion – 6:00 p.m.
Our Friday Night services are open for a limited number of Congregants to join the CSZ Clergy for in-person davening on the William Saulson Pavilion at CSZ. To join us, register HERE.

Kabbalat Shabbat Online – 6:00 p.m.
Join Hazzan David Propis for a musical and prayerful Friday night service on Zoom.

Candle Lighting – 8:16 p.m.


Morning Services – 10:00 a.m. 
The CSZ Clergy offer LIVE Shabbat Morning services. Click HERE to join on Zoom.
Shabbat Sponsors:
Roberta and Paul Ingber, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary
Roger Daniels, in honor of his 93rd birthday
Wendy Arnold, CSZ Board of Trustees Member, will offer the D’var Torah for Parashat Re’eh:
“Do You Know Where You Come From?”

Youth Shabbat
Me & My Preschooler – 10:45 a.m.
Morah Ariana leads a joyful class with music, games and more, for those ages 0-5 and their favorite adults. Click HERE.

Kehillah Kids
Click HERE for Shabbat stories with Morah Hilary.

Shabbat Ends – 9:19 p.m.

Havdalah – 9:30 p.m.
Join Assistant Cantor Leonard Gutman for an evening of prayers and songs, as we say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to the new week. Grab your favorite beverage and click HERE to share time together on Zoom. 

Our services, learning and events may not be in our building right now, but the sacred work 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:

– For information and links surrounding the High Holy Days, click HERE. The information is regularly updated.

– Click HERE to register for in-person prayer with Kabbalat Shabbat on the William Saulson Pavilion on August 14, 2020. Advance registration and safety checks are required, for safe gathering and physical distancing.

We want our members to know that we recognize not everyone is ready to travel or to attend events and services with others. We are attempting to maintain as much flexibility as we can, and offer as many options as we can, both for our variable weather, and for proximity. For those who prefer not to join us in person, we will host a musical Kabbalat Shabbat on Zoom.

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 at the link below, 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 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.