|February 16, 2017
||20 Shevat 5777
THERE IS SHUTTLE PARKING THIS SHABBAT.
PLEASE USE THE SHUTTLE FROM PRINCE OF PEACE.
Friday, February 17th
Rabbi Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat Morning Services.
10 a.m. Youth Room is open and staffed.
11 a.m. Supervised teen room.
Rebecca Shiri Bernard will become a bat mitzvah during shabbat morning services. Becky is the daughter of Mechelle and David Bernard and sister of Naomi. Becky's grandparents are Helmut and Etta Bernard, David Leduc, Mary Jo Durivage, and Margaret Leduc. Mazel Tov to the entire extended Bernard family.
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by Becky's family in
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.
SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE WEEKEND FEBRUARY 24th-26th
HONORING RABBI MITCH PARKER
Featuring Rabbi Michael Balinsky
FRIDAY NIGHT, February 24th:
"A Word of Torah"
Rabbi Balinsky will offer words of Torah between Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv services.
SATURDAY MORNING, February 25th:
Rabbi Balinsky will offer the D'var Torah during Shabbat morning services: "A Running Commentary and Discussion on the Torah Reading: Mishpatim"
SATURDAY EVENING, February 25th:
at the home of Rabbi Mitch and Cheryl Parker
"All is Forbidden, Yet Permission is Granted- A Journey into the Thought of Rabbi Joseph Soltoveitchik"
Through the study of key Rabbinic texts, a key line of thought of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, one of the leading Jewish thinkers of the 20th century, will be explored. Focus will be on how this line of thought is applied to a number of areas including prayer, blessings, Shabbat and how the basis of ethics and ritual merge together.
SUNDAY EVENING, February 26th:
Rabbi Balinsky will speak honoring Rabbi Parker during the dinner in Rabbi Parker's honor: "Where the Intellect Meets the Divine: Reflections on Torah Study"
Reservations required for this event.
Rabbi Michael Balinsky is the Executive Vice President of the Chicago Board of Rabbis. In this capacity he works with rabbis of all denominations in a range of professional, communal and inter-religious activities. He co-chairs the Chicago Catholic Jewish Dialogue , is a past president of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago and was a board member of the Council for the Parliament of the World's Religions. He served as Director of Faculty Development for the Florence Melton Adult School and has taught for Melton since 1986. For twenty two years Rabbi Balinsky was a Hillel director, serving the University of Michigan as associate director followed by twenty years at Northwestern University. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University.
|YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Youth Room open every Shabbat beginning at 10 a.m.
GET READY FOR FAMILY CAMP 2017: MARCH 24-26, 2017
Sunday Morning Minyan 3D, February 26th 8:30 a.m.
Scholar in Residence Rabbi Michael Balinsky will speak: "Interdenominational Cooperation: Fact or Fiction?
All are welcome for services, breakfast and speaker following. Thank you to Laurie and Robert Kimmel for sponsoring breakfast for this event.
Taste a Treasure! Short Stories of S. Y. Agnon
Tuesday evenings at 7:30p.m. February 21, 28, led by Rabbi Berger
Thirty years ago, Shmuel Yosef Agnon was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature; he was the first (and so far the only) Israeli to win. His writing is lonely and spiritual, and sometimes Kafka-esque, and contains many rich allusions to Biblical and Rabbinic literature that are fun to uncover. We will read and discuss a few of his short stories, starting with Agadat Hasofer, "The Tale of the Scribe." All stories may be read in English. This exciting and informative class will be led by Rabbi Jonathan Berger.
RSVP to Mitch, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge to attend.
Study with Rabbi Mitch Parker, "A History of God,"
Wednesdays mornings, 9:30-11:00, beginning March 8th, Federation Building
Interested? Contact Federation:
248-205-2557 to register.
INTRODUCING . . . DATE NIGHT for parents of School-Age Children
Saturday Evenings, 8 p.m.
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 February 4th session will be hosted by
Leah and Joe Bernstein.
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:
2 Jerry & Gail Beale
9 Steven & Marlene Myers
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
2/20/2017 (24 Shevat) Betty Crone
2/21/2017 (25 Shevat) Betty Ginsburg
2/22/2017 (26 Shevat) Joseph Langnas
2/27/2017 (1 Adar) Oscar Kuhn, Arnold Lada
2/28/2017 (2 Adar) Rabbi Julius Shuback
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