December 15, 2016   15 Kislev 5777
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
DINNER AND CELEBRATION  HONORING  DR. MITCH PARKER.  
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SHABBAT 
SHALOM
SHABBAT Vayishlach
Friday, December 16th
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, December 17th
9 a.m.,  CHAPEL
There is shuttle parking this morning from Prince of Peace.
Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
10 a.m. Youth Room is open and staffed.  
TODAY IS SHABBAT KULANU.  There are study opportunities for all ages this Shabbat, beginning at 11 a.m.  From tots to adults, please join us.
Kiddish is sponsored by the Kiddish Lunch Fund and will be in the lower level at the conclusion of services.
To help support Kiddush Lunch, please consider becoming part of a Kiddush Lunch Bunch Group or making a one-time donation to the Kiddush Lunch Fund.  Please contact the synagogue office for details.

BI COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

December 25, 2016  9 a.m., St. Stephen's Church
wrapped gifts "Jimmy's Kids," an opportunity to deliver toys and gifts to needy families in southwest Detroit in time for the holidays. 
NEEDED:  NEW, UNWRAPPED  toys and games  for children ages 0-14 
Drop off in TKA/BI lobby in the designated box  by Friday, December 16th.   Please remember Building Hours: Monday and  Wednesday, 9a.m.-5p.m. and Friday, 9a.m.-2p.m.   You can also bring your donations before morning or evening minyan times and stay to help make minyan . . . double mitzvah!
Mitzvah Day 2014
MITZVAH DAY 2016
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH
Select and participate in a volunteer service project in metropolitan Detroit.
Registration:  November 18-December 18.  Click here to view event flyer. Visit mitzvahdaydetroit2016.eventbrite.com to view opportunities and to register. Questions?  Call 248-642-2656 or e-mail Naomi Levine: nlevine@jfmd.org

MCUSY chanukah
B'nai Israel Synagogue Members Chanukah Celebration
Monday, December 26th, Second Day of Chanukah
Songs, Fun and Food! This will be a pot-luck brunch, including a latke-tasting. For event details and to rsvp, please  click here.
PLEASE RESPOND BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22ND. 
QUESTIONS?  Email or call Vicki:  vicki@marcfree.org /248-292-554

To join the B'nai Israel Synagogue Family Facebook Group, contact  Ilana Glazier
YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Shabbat Kulanu-Shabbat together for all!
shabbat whimsy
Shabbat Morning Tot Shabbat and Youth Activities, 
Shabbat Morning Teen Scene Dates for 2016-2017
12/17/16, 1/21/17, 2/11/17, 3/18/17, 4/8/17, 4/18/17, 5/20/17
These dates are for both Tot Shabbat (Ages 2-5) and Youth Ages 10-17.
All activities are in the lower level on Shabbat Morning beginning at 10:45 a.m.

GET READY FOR FAMILY CAMP 2017: MARCH 24-26, 2017
Application deadline is February 17.  Click here for application.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
ADULT EDUCATION
INTRODUCING . . . DATE NIGHT for parents of School-Age Children
date night
Saturday Evenings, 8 p.m. jerusalem
December 17     February 4     
March 18           April 29             May 20
Mitch Parker will be leading learning sessions devoted to the History of Jerusalem.  The last session will take place on the weekend before Yom Yerushalayim which this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.   Sessions will be hosted in member homes.  Saturday December 17th session will be hosted by  Mechelle and David.   RSVP directly to mbernard1026@gmail.com if you plan to attend.   Host homes are still needed for March, April and May. Please e-mail David Saperstein  if you are interesting in hosting.

Talmud class with Mitch Parker
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the synagogue
We are currently studying Brachot, the first section of the Talmud.  Interested?  Contact Mitch:  mitch@bnaiisraelwb.org

"You too can give a D'var Torah"  
Between October 29th and January 14 we will read the book of Braishit. This first book of Torah scroll the Torah is full of stories of love, conflict and intrigue as families try to grapple with both the mundane and the extraordinary.  Here is your chance to prepare a dvar Torah on the lives of our earliest ancestors and their families.  If you are interested, please let Mitch know.  A little secret: the preparation is often the best part of the process.

Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
15 Michael Balkin, Louis Soverinsky
16 Sydney Gordon, David Victor
17 Jolie Gittleman
18 Benjamin Canvasser
22 Lori Orel
23 Joyce Breitman
26 Linda Baruch, Steven Myers
28 Brian Ginsberg
31 Gaye Taub
Jewish Wedding

DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
16 Joseph & Carrie Roth
19 Dianne and David Victor
20 Raymond & Nancy Silverman
20 Alan & Gaye Taub
23 David & Marla Weiss
25 Sy & Pearl Manello
26 Frank & Lisa Ellias
30 Mitch & Cheryl Parker

If your birthday or anniversary information is not listed, please  email the synagogue  so we can update our records.
May Their Memories Be For a Blessing 
DECEMBER YAHRTZEITS

12/15/2016 (15 Kislev) Shirley Lauterstein Taub
12/16/2016 (16 Kislev) Helen Funk
12/17/2016 (17 Kislev) Maurice Schlussel
12/19/2016 (19 Kislev) Albert W. Handler, Libbie Schlussel
12/21/2016 (21 Kislev) Sara Burbank
12/22/2016 (22 Kislev) Liba Malka Ginsberg
12/24/2016 (24 Kislev) Megan Lewis Graub
12/26/2016 (26 Kislev) David Benjamin Levy
12/27/2016 (27 Kislev) Richard Rosen
12/29/2016 (29 Kislev) Helen Rosenthal Levine
12/31/2016 (2 Tevet) Helen Feiner, Ethel Fishman, Diana Nussbaum

To make a donation to commemorate a yahrtzeit, please click here .  If you are a member of the synagogue and a yahrtzeit for your loved one is not on the list, please contact the synagogue office so we can update our records.   Please click here if you wish to permanently memorialize a loved one by purchasing a yahrtzeit plaque.  
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