Veterans Shabbat

November 6, 2021    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On this special day, we will honor our Jewish veterans during Shabbat services. We look forward to proudly acknowledging those of you who have defended our nation. Join us for a processional, recognition from the Bimah, and students from our Religious School will help honor the veterans.

Special guest, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin will join us and offer remarks.

Teen Writing Contest
In Celebration of Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s Veterans Shabbat

In gratitude to the members of Congregation Shaarey Zedek who served in uniform, Dottie and Don Wagner are sponsoring a writing contest for teens.

Winners will share their essay – maximum length of 300 words – from the bimah on Veterans Shabbat, which will take place on November 6, 2021. The essays are due to Rabbi Aaron Starr ( no later than October 17, 2021. Only members of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, ages 14-18, may submit essays. The prize for the winner is $100. Wait, did we say $100? Through the generosity of the Wagners, the prize has increased to $180! Essay judgment and final decision will be made by October 29, 2021.

Essay Prompt:
Why should we give thanks to Jewish veterans of the American Armed Forces?