Happening May/June 2024

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May Programs

Shabbat on Bell Road

Shabbat on Bell Road: Israeli Theme

Friday, May 3, 2024
Join us for a spirited and warm Shabbat evening with your CSZ family.
5:00 p.m. T.G.I.S., 5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat, 6:00 p.m. Israeli Dinner.
Register Here.

Spring Coffee HouseSpring Coffee House with Nolan Finley

Monday, May 6, 2024 • 10:45 a.m.
The Impact of the Upcoming American Election on Israel and the Middle East. Guest speaker Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor – Detroit News. Lunch will be served. Register Here.

Rosh ChodeshRosh Chodesh Iyar

Thursday, May 9, 2024 • 7:30 a.m.
Celebrate every new Hebrew month with our beautiful, women-led Rosh Chodesh Service including Torah reading, Hallel, and Musaf in the Bernstein Chapel followed by a special breakfast. All men and women are encouraged to attend and enjoy!

Teen ShabbatSZTC Shaarey Zedek Teen Collective Shabbat BBQ

Friday, May 10, 2024 • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Rabbi Dahlen’s Home
Teens join Rabbi Yoni Dahlen and Youth Advisor, Annie Klinger for our kickoff to summer with enriching conversation, Shabbat prayers, and BBQ dinner. Upon registration, we will email you the address to Rabbi Yoni’s house in Huntington Woods!. Register Here.

Israel Shabbat

Saturday, May 11, 2024 • 9:30 a.m.
Join us for Shabbat services followed by a delicious lunch with Israeli food in celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day).
Registration is requested for lunch. 

SisterhoodSisterhood Shabbat

Saturday, May 18, 2024 • 9:30 a.m.
We celebrate CSZ’S Sisterhood at our annual all-women led Sisterhood Shabbat. Come support Sisterhood and enjoy a delicious lunch afterward.
Registration is requested for lunch. Register Here.

B'nai David Cemetery

Spring into Action: B’nai David Cemetery Mitzvah Mission

9535 Van Dyke Street, Detroit
Sunday, May 19, 2024 • 2:00 p.m.
TThis spring, we will return to carry on our work of chesed at B’nai David Cemetery. Tasks will include planting perennials and beautification of the cemetery grounds. Join our Social Action Team to give B’nai David Cemetery more love. Followed by optional early dinner at the original Buddy’s in Detroit. Register Here.

Annual MeetingAnnual Meeting – Meet Up: Friends, Facts, and Food

Monday, May 20, 2024 • 6:00 p.m.
We will be showcasing highlights from last year, anticipating the upcoming year, and taking pride in our shul. Supervised activities for kids of all ages. Live music. Real food. Beverages and dessert. It’s time to get out of the house!

Tal BeckerTal Becker Lecture

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 • 7:30 p.m.
Shalom Hartman Institute and Soundstage Shaarey Zedek are excited to co-host Dr. Tal Becker, Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and Lead Counsel at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. He is Israel’s representative in defense against South Africa’s allegations of genocide by Israel in Gaza and its call for the court to order an immediate halt to IDF operations there. Register Here.

June Programs

Wisdom and CoffeeWisdom and Coffee

Saturday, June 1, 2024 • 9:30 a.m.
What happens after we die? What does Judaism tell us happens after we die? What do you believe and what, then, are the implications? Join Rabbi Aaron Starr for this Wisdom and Coffee conversation. Special breakfast will be served.

Off The Bimah: Annual Michigan Board of Cantors Concert

Berman Center For The Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 • 7:30 p.m.
The Michigan Board of Cantors returns to the Berman stage for their annual concert. This live musical revue takes audiences on unforgettable adventures while paying tribute to the Jewish influence in some of the music industry’s greatest hits. Come experience the wonderful talent and special camaraderie of Michigan’s cantors as they perform for the community!! Register Here.

Club ZED CANASTA 5-WEEK Beginner & Refresher Class

Wednesdays June 5-July 10, 2024 • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm. (No class on June 12)
Such a deal!! Learn to play Canasta with Club ZED; come and join a group or bring your friends! Instructor June Stillman will transform you from a beginner into a savvy Canasta player in this fun-filled 5-week class. Register Here.

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh Sivan

Friday, June 7, 2024 • 7:30 a.m.
Celebrate every new Hebrew month with our beautiful, women-led Rosh Chodesh Service including Torah reading, Hallel, and Musaf in the Bernstein
Chapel followed by a special breakfast. All men and women are encouraged to attend and enjoy!

Shabbat on Bell Road (under the tent on the William Saulson pavilion)

Friday, June 7, 2024 
We’re so excited to gather together to welcome the warm weather season with a spirited Shabbat evening BBQ!
5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat in Bernstein Chapel, 6:00 p.m. BBQ Dinner, 7:00 p.m. T.G.I.S. service
Register Here.

Pride Shabbat at 215 West

215 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale
Friday, June 7, 2024 • Time TBD
CSZ’S Village is teaming up with The Well and NextGEN Detroit for this year’s Pride Shabbat.

Coffee House: Bus Tour of Belle Isle & Old Shaarey Zedek

Monday, June 10, 2024 • 9:30 a.m. Depart from CSZ
Join us on a Detroit Bus Tour and Experience! Tour Belle Isle, learn about its history and Jewish roots, enjoy a box lunch, tour the world-famous aquarium, and visit the Chicago Boulevard Congregation Shaarey Zedek! Register Here.

Tikkun Leil Shavout: Will the Real Jews Please Stand Up

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 • 6:15 p.m.
Ritual Director Saul A. Rube will lead us in Minchah. Rabbi Starr and Rabbi Dahlen will lead us in a conversation on what it means to be a Jew and what it means to be part of the Jewish community. Hazzan David Propis will lead us in Ma’ariv. DAIRY Dinner will be served (with cheesecake and other desserts)!! Register Here.

JHSM’s Hastings Street Exhibit Tour with Club ZED

Detroit Historical Museum, 5401Woodward Ave., Detroit
Sunday, June 23, 2024 • 2:00 p.m.
Join Club ZED for an extraordinary docent-led walk back in time to the Hastings Street neighborhood, Detroit’s first Jewish neighborhood, 1880 -1930. This event is presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. The Archives of CSZ contributed in the research and items that will be on display. Register Here.

Israeli Scouts Concert

Sunday, June 30, 2024 • 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a family friendly evening with the Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan. These Israeli teens will be spending the summer touring around the United States performing familiar and new Israeli tunes! A hot dog dinner will be provided to everyone who attends! They will bring excitement, energy, and friendship straight from Israel to our community.