Mid-May 2018 / Iyyar-Sivan 5778

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Mid-May Events at the Downtown Synagogue
Shavuot Yizkor Memorial Service 

The Yizkor Memorial service will be included in services to be held on Monday, May 21, the second day of Shavuot. Services will begin promptly at 9:00am, with Yizkor occurring at approximately 11:00am. Remembering our beloved departed, be they family members or dear friends, is a sacred duty, and all who wish to participate in this moving ritual are urged to attend. A light, dairy lunch will follow.

2018 Michigan Jewish CSA in Detroit

We've been invited to be a site for Hazon's Jewish Detroit Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) opportunity t his summer with Tuesday pick up at the  Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue.  Sign up now because registration closes TODAY! A full share is 20 shares over 20 weeks and a partial share is 10 shares over 20 weeks. Also, check out  City Commons' website   for more info on what their CSA looks like.
Upcoming Events
All events are at IADS unless otherwise noted. For more information on some of the events below, click here

5th Annual Woodbridge Tikkun Leil Shavout  
Saturday, May 19, 9:30pm-Sunday, May 20, 3:00am 
Join us for a night of study, delicious food, and great company in celebration of Shavout. The evening begins at 9:30pm at the home of Rabbi Silverman and Justin Long, 4546 Avery St. in Detroit. Classes include favorites such as yoga with Emilie Kahn and Latin dancing with Marnina Falk and new additions like How to Have Constructive Conversations about Contentious Issues with Ruby Robinson and Pie with Josh Berkow. The schedule (and snacks!) will be available all night at the rabbi's house, and more details will also be available on our Facebook page. 

Seven of the Ways Judaism Evolved in only 100 years (and what that may mean for the next 100 years) with Rabbi Ariana Silverman
Thursdays, May 3 to June 14, 7:30-8:45pm
Judaism is a religion that is thousands of years old and has always been evolving. Due to the leaders of the past 100 years, across the denominational spectrum, there are now girls becoming bat mitzvah and women leading congregations, openly LGBTQ rabbis, Tu b'Shevat seders focused on EcoJudaism, and apps that allow you to read the entire Talmud on your phone. How can they enrich the Judaism we practice today? And what might be coming in the next 100 years?   

This class is NOT a drop-in class and participants are encouraged to sign up for and attend the entire series. It is highly recommended to register with your BFF, significant other, or coworker, so the discussion can continue even after the class is done. Please contact Rabbi Silverman with questions or to register. Suggested donation for each class is $100/person or $118/pair.
New Membership and Membership Renewal 

New member? Renewing member? Either way, we'd love to have you (re)join us. To apply for new membership or to renew your membership for the 2017-18 year, please fill out the form and mail it back or apply/renew online!    
New Ways to Get to the Downtown Synagogue! 

Now that the QLine is up and running, 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!  
Get Involved!
Green the Synagogue!
If you are interested in being part of an effort to make our synagogue more environmentally sustainable, please contact Rabbi Silverman.

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 Coodinator 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 to buy useful and useless things, a percentage of eligible purchases gets donated back to us. Please bookmark 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! 

Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:00 pm
Rabbi Silverman leads services the first and second 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 7:00 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
Shabbat services every Saturday morning at 10:00 am
Rabbi Silverman leads services the first and second 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.
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Our incredibly soft tees have been seen all over the city. Grab yours today before they run out! T-shirts are $18. Contact the office for more information.



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