CSZ Winter Wellness

#CSZWinterWellness is our synagogue’s month of focus on mind, body and spirit. Judaism teaches us that, in order to live with meaning and purpose, we must properly nurture mind, body and spirit. Join us as we begin 2021 with a renewed focus on individual wellness, as we continue and deepen our efforts toward seeking individual meaning, caring for others, and pursuing justice in our world. This initiative is in partnership with CSZ Sisterhood. CSZ Men’s Club, CSZ Empty Nesters, CSZ GenXers, Rimonim CSZ Young Adults, and CSZ Religious School.

Join us for any or all of the events listed below, snap photos of yourself at our events and post them on your social channels using the hashtags, and use the hashtag #CSZWinterWellness to let us know how it’s going!

Please consult your physician before beginning or increasing your physical activity.


CSZ Challenge: A Friendly Competition for Improved Health
Sometimes, participating with others helps to motivate our drive to make healthy choices. Register by January 1, 2021 to participate in a friendly competition to improve sleep habits, hydration and exercise performance (all ages welcome), and to be eligible for weekly prizes!
Register HERE to join your CSZ family for support and encouragement along the way! #CSZChallenge

What Does Judaism Say About Mind, Body and Spirit?
Sunday, January 10, 2021
10:00 a.m.
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Join Rebecca Starr, Rebbetzin and Midwest Manager of the Shalom Hartman Institute, as she takes us on a deep dive of Shmirat HaGuf, the Jewish value of physical well-being. Register HERE and join us on Zoom! #CSZWellBeing

Winter Hike at Heritage Park
Sunday January 10, 2021
1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m.
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Join Marci Iwrey of our CSZ staff for a guided winter hike through the beautiful trails of Heritage Park in Farmington Hills. Meet at the first parking lot on the left as soon as you enter from Farmington Road. We’ll meet in front of the Spicer House. Wear comfortable shoes or boots, and dress warmly. RSVP HERE. #CSZHikes

Vegan Shabbat Cooking Class
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
7:00 p.m.
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Join Rebecca Starr, CSZ Rebbetzin and Midwest Manager of the Shalom Hartman Institute, as she helps us celebrate Shabbat by preparing a delicious and healthy Friday Night menu. Click HERE to register, and you’ll receive the ingredient list, as well as the link to participate online. #CSZHealthyCooking

Virtual Yoga Therapy for Relaxation and Injury
Sunday, January 24, 2021
10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
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Yoga is a powerful stress reliever, and beneficial in injury recovery. Certified Yoga Therapist Donna Raphael will lead us in a gentle flow yoga class, with optional chair yoga modifications. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat, rug or chair. This event is for paid Sisterhood members. A link to join will be sent on Friday, January 22, 2021. To become a member of Sisterhood, Click HERE. #CSZSisterhood

Ride, CSZ, Ride!
Month of January 2021
Class meets January 31, 2021
9:30 a.m.
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CSZ Peloton users are invited to join the group #CSZRiders so we can support each other and ride together regularly! Additionally, we will come together virtually on Sunday morning, January 31, 2021 for Jenn Sherman’s live class at 9:30 a.m. If you use another bike, you can join us by using the Peloton app, or if you are on another system you like, and would like to form a group for that system, let us know and we’ll add you to our Wellness event schedule! #CSZRiders

Raising Healthy Eaters
January 31, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 Noon

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Are you interested in teaching your children healthy eating habits? If so, join Registered Dietician Dana Goldberg for this online class, as she gives us tips and tricks for raising healthy eaters. Register HERE to sign up for the session, as well as to receive a free bag of healthy kosher snacks from Savorfull! Generously co-sponsored by Savorfull. #CSZHealthyEating

Ski With CSZ
January 31, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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This winter, join your CSZ family in an outdoor cross-country ski experience. If you have ever skied (cross-country or downhill), you should be able to navigate the terrain of the beginner course at Kensington Metropark golf course. Cross-country skiing is the perfect masked and physically-distanced outdoor experience. Bring your own equipment, or rent it at the park. All ages are welcome to ski with us. Open to the community – bring your friends and introduce them to the CSZ family! Register HERE, so we can plan appropriately for the size of our group. There is no cost to attend, but you will need to pay admission to the park, or have a Metropark annual pass. Equipment rental information is HERE. #CSZSkis