November 30, 2017   12 Kislev 5778
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SHABBAT SHALOM!
Shabbat Vayishlach
Friday, December 1st
6 p.m.,  Services,  Chapel
Saturday, December 2nd
9 a.m.  Services,  Sanctuary
Rabbi Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
Rabbi Parker will offer the D'var Torah after lunch in the small chapel.  We will study  the story of Shechem, Dinah, Jacob and his sons to investigate traditional  and contemporary Jewish views on sexual assault. Please join us for a discussion of this timely topic.
Kiddush Lunch following services in the social hall.

NEXT SHABBAT,  Saturday December 9th
Second Annual "Wear a Sweater of Many Colors" Shabbat.  
Check your closets and drawers for a sweater that best evokes Joseph's amazing multicolored dream coat as we read and study his story.

BE OUR GUEST HOME 
HOSPITALITY SHABBAT DECEMBER 9TH.  
Want to host? Please contact Joyce Breitman:  joyce.breitman@comcast.net

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

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
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.


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

Travel Opportunities with B'nai Israel:
March 4-9, New Mexico:  Study Crypto Jews and Conversos. 
May 2018 :  Happy 70th Birthday Israel! 

Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Harrison Feber 
Fred Shuback 
Rabbi Mark Robbins 
 4  Cindy Victor 
 5  Christopher Beider 
 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 
  2  Robert & Robyn Canvasser
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 
NOVEMBER YAHRTZEITS
11/30/2017 (12 Kislev) Hyman M. Beale, Earl Schwartz
DECEMBER YAHRTZEITS
12/1/2017 (13 Kislev) Howard Lazarus
12/2/2017 (14 Kislev) Irvin Lewis
12/3/2017 (15 Kislev) Shirley Lauterstein Taub
12/4/2017 (16 Kislev) Helen Funk
12/5/2017 (17 Kislev) Maurice Schlussel
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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