ISAAC AGREE DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE

July 2019 / Sivan - Tammuz 5779

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July at the Downtown Synagogue
A message from Rabbi Silverman
 
Rabbi Silverman has safely landed in Israel and will begin her three week participation in the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Rabbi is able to attend due to the generosity of the William Davidson Foundation. 
 
We wish her the best as she learns, grows, and represents the Downtown Synagogue in Israel! You can expect a full update from her in our mid-July newsletter, with her then returning on July 25th.
Upcoming Events
All events are at IADS unless otherwise noted. For more information on some of the events below, visit our website.
 
Karaoke Night at the Downtown Synagogue!
Thursday, July 25th, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue
Do you love to sing? Do you and your friends want to add something new to your social routine? Look no further... our very own Program Coordinator Nicole Feinberg will bring her karaoke-hosting talents to the synagogue for a very special evening. Come on down for drinks, songs, and tons of fun.... Start rehearsing now! 
Must be 21+ to drink.
 
RSVP to Nicole.  

IADS Volunteer Shout Out 
 
In recognition of all of our May volunteers:
Eric Hansen, Marty Herman, Jeff Herbstman, and Ruby Robinson  for leading Shabbat services.
 
Thank you to everyone else who volunteers their time and energy to IADS. A lay-led congregation is only as strong as its volunteers.

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Nicole Feinberg at (313) 962-4047 or hello@downtownsynagogue.org.

We apologize for any names left off the list. Please let us know and we will recognize you next month. 
Call for Mi Shebeirach

During our Shabbat morning worship, we read the names of people in our community who are in need of healing. As we invoke God's blessing, we also become more aware of the people who could use a little extra care. Please let us know if you would like us to read the name of a loved one.
Get Involved!
  
Green the Synagogue!
If you are interested in being part of an effort to make our synagogue more environmentally sustainable, please contact Nicole Feinberg.

Help Us Cook!
We're always seeking volunteers to help us in the kitchen! We pride ourselves on our delicious home cooked Shabbat meals. If you want to contribute to the synagogue by cooking, please contact our Kitchen Coordinator to get on the schedule.

Clean House!
As we work to clean up and clear out in our Synagogue, we ask your cooperation. If you notice a spill, please wipe it up. If you drop crumbs, please clean them up. If you use the kitchen, please clean up. If you have extra papers or handouts, please take them home to recycle them. Just a reminder: please no food or drinks (other than water) are allowed on the 2nd floor. As we continue to create our welcoming communal home, please help us to keep it inviting. As the saying goes, "it takes a village." 
  
Gemilut Chasadim - Our Caring Community 
As life presents challenges, surprises, and celebrations, please let the Downtown Synagogue community know, so we can acknowledge your experiences. Please share your information with us here.

Amazon Smile
The Downtown Synagogue is now on Amazon Smile! If you use Amazon.com to buy useful and useless things, a percentage of eligible purchases gets donated back to us. Please use this link and don't forget to use Amazon Smile when you shop Amazon. Thanks for your support!

Shop at Kroger
Make sure to register your Plus Card and designate IADS as your Kroger Community Rewards Program, if you haven't already done so. When you shop at Kroger, swipe your Plus Card each time you shop and the synagogue benefits. It's that easy! For more information, or to sign up, click here.
Don't Forget!
  
We hold regular Shabbat services! 

Join us to unwind and socialize with refreshments at 5:30 pm
Shabbat Services every Friday night now start at 6:00 pm
Rabbi Silverman leads services the first three Fridays of every month
Liven up your weekly routine by joining us to welcome Shabbat. In the midst of busy schedules and tantalizing local events, Friday nights at IADS remain a signature weekly rhythm. Whether you have joy you wish to share in song or you are feeling in the mood to just be quietly present, we have a place reserved just for you. Services at 6:00 pm followed by a deliciously prepared Kosher vegetarian dinner. End your hectic work week with ruach and community.

Torah study (before Saturday services) at 9:00 am
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Shabbat services every Saturday morning at 10:00 am
Rabbi Silverman leads services the first three Saturdays of every month
Where would Jews be without the Torah? Torah is the center of our Saturday Shabbat service. It is a mitzvah to make a minyan so we can read the Torah and people can say kaddish. Please come to the Saturday morning Shabbat service at 10:00. We want to pass the Torah l'dor vador.

Contact us if you have questions or requests pertaining to our service schedule.
  
Get Your IADS T-Shirts Today!
Our incredibly soft tees have been seen all over the city. Grab yours today before they run out! T-shirts are a suggested donation of $18. Contact the office for more information.
Alternate Ways to Get to the Downtown Synagogue! 

Take the QLine - park along the route, hop on the train, and join us for Shabbat services and programs. We are only two blocks from the Grand Circus station! For more information about pricing, routes, and stations, visit their website. We are also located one block from the nearest MoGo station, and can be reached by taking the DDOT Woodward bus route  
CHECK OUT MORE IADS NEWS AND EVENTS HERE!

 

 

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1457 Griswold - Detroit, MI - 48226 - (313) 962-4047