December 7, 2017   19 Kislev 5778
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SHABBAT SHALOM!
There is a TKA bar mitzvah this Shabbat.
Please use the shuttle from Prince of Peace.
Shabbat Vayeshev
Friday, December 8th
6 p.m.,  Services,  Chapel
Saturday, December 9th
9 a.m.  Services,  CHAPEL
This Shabbat is
"Wear Your Sweater of Many Colors" Shabbat.  Wear your sweater that best evokes Joseph's amazing multicolored dream coat as we read and study his story.
Rabbi Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
Kiddush is in the lower level following the conclusion of services.


Happy Chanukah! MCUSY chanukah
B'nai Israel Chanukah Celebration
Sunday, December 17th, 11:30 a.m.
at the home of Joanna and Jay Abramson.  Please use the online sign up and join us for fun, good, song and festivities.  
Click here to sign up to bring a dish and join the fun.  
Please e-mail Joanna if you are planning to attend: joannaabramson@gmail.com

TIKKUN OLAM:  
REPAIRING THE WORLD, ONE ACT OF LOVINGKINDNESS AT A TIME
wrapped gifts
Join us as we once again help  Jimmy's Kids
9 a.m., Monday, December 25, 2017
St. Stephens Lutheran Church
1235 Lawndale, Detroit, MI 48209
In addition to home visits and deliveries on Christmas Day, we are also collecting toys, hats, scarfs, and gloves for children. Please place them in the box located in the small chapel.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES
SHABBAT AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES AT B'NAI ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE
Saturday, December 9th
MCUSY ZOO LIGHTS SLEEPOVER  
6:15 p.m. Havdallah, Beth Shalom Synagogue, followed by transportation to The Detroit Zoo for Zoo Lights.  Optional sleepover following the event at Beth Shalom.

Saturday, December 16th
10:30 a.m., Lower Level

"I have 613 reasons to believe, but what if I don't?"
Join Joe Bernstein and be a part of our ongoing Shabbat Youth Learning Activities at B'nai Israel Synagogue.   Upcoming Dates:  January 27th, February 10th, March 10th.



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ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
ADULT EDUCATION
Siddur Class beginning October 10th with Rabbi Mitch Parker.
Tuesday Evenings, 7:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.,  B'nai Israel Synagogue West Bloomfield
Dates:  Oct. 17, 24;  Nov. 7 , 14, 21, 28;  Dec. 5 , 12
Please register: mitch@bnaiisraelwb.org

Talmud Class with Rabbi 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 Rabbi Parker:  mitch@bnaiisraelwb.org

Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
 6  Jacob Abramson,  Robyn Canvasser,  Michelle Kappy 
 9  Brandon Beider 
11  Hallie Bernstein 
12  Rich Lawson 
13  Janice Citron 
14  Miriam Lupovitch 
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 
31  Gaye Taub 
                                 
Jewish Wedding

DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES 
16 Joseph & Carrie Roth
19 David Victor
20 Raymond & Nancy Silverman,  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
12/6/2017 (18 Kislev) Ruth Finkelstein
12/7/2017 (19 Kislev) Albert W. Handler, Libbie Schlussel
12/9/2017 (21 Kislev) Sara Burbank
12/10/2017 (22 Kislev) Liba Malka Ginsberg
12/11/2017 (23 Kislev) Gertrude Kershenbaum
12/12/2017 (24 Kislev) Megan Lewis Graub
12/14/2017 (26 Kislev) Dr. David Benjamin Levy
12/15/2017 (27 Kislev) Richard Rosen
12/18/2017 (30 Kislev) Helen Rosenthal Levine,
12/20/2017 (2 Tevet) Helen Feiner, Ethel Fishman, Shula Keret, Diana Nussbaum
12/21/2017 (3 Tevet) Sophie Chitkin
12/22/2017 (4 Tevet) Edith Gans, Harrison Myers, Dr. Linda Tucker Roberts
12/25/2017 (7 Tevet) Steven Lawrence Beale, Kenny Birnholtz, Mark Lieberman, 
                                  Julian Nusbaum, Leonard Sonenshein
12/26/2017 (8 Tevet) William Erlich, David Kaufman
12/27/2017 (9 Tevet) Lillian Lewis
12/30/2017 (12 Tevet) Betty Berman Ellias                    
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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