Mid-February 2019 / Shevat-Adar 5779
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February at the Downtown Synagogue
Upcoming Events
All events are at IADS unless otherwise noted. For more information on some of the events below, visit our website
Shabbasana Yoga
Saturday, February 23rd, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue
Join us on Saturday morning for a restorative and calming Shabbat yoga class led by Emilie Kahn. This class will offer an opportunity to stretch and breathe, as we observe Shabbat through movement and meditation.
Save The Date: Purim Party
Wednesday, March 20th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue
Join the Downtown Synagogue at our annual community reading of the Megillah for the holiday of Purim to commemorate the defeat of Haman's plot to get rid of the Jews, foiled by the heroic and dazzling Esther. Come in costume, bring a box of kosher pasta to use as a grogger - all to be donated to Yad Ezra after Purim. Hamantashen and beverages will be provided.
Interested in enrolling your child in Sunday School with the Downtown Synagogue? Reach out to Rabbi for more information on this new and exciting development!

Tributes at the Downtown Synagogue
In honor of the marriage of Nicole Tourangeau & Daniel Zaklis by Aaron Sachs
In honor of the marriage of Yifat Clein & Ruby Robinson by Sheldon and Beverly Scharg
In honor of Jeremy Rosenberg, to acknowledge his commitment to community and his love of the Downtown Synagogue by Karen Gordon Rosenberg
In honor of Estelle Agree Miller's 100th birthday by Phyllis Isaacson
In honor of Oren Goldenberg's birthday and all he does to support the Downtown Synagogue by Nancy, Jeff, Jordan and Ethan Weinfeld
In honor of Oren Goldenberg by Beverly Kent and Michael Goldenberg
In honor of Rena Friedberg for the time she served on the board of IADS by Jodee Fishman Raines and Roy Raines
In honor of Jodee Fishman Raines' time serving as President of IADS by
Arlene Frank
In honor of Arlene and Rick Agree by Bill Rubenfaer
In honor of the birth of Raviv Yair Weitzer-Major by Oren Goldenberg
In honor of Jodee Fishman Raines by Lois and Nat Fishman
In honor of Vadim Avshalumov by Lisa Kaplan
In honor of Rick Agree's 75th birthday by Bill Rubenfaer
In honor of Arlene and Rick Agree by Bill Rubenfaer 
In honor of Arlene, Hailey, and Joey Agree by Bill Rubenfaer
In memory of Burton Leland by Rachael and Ben Amber
In memory of the victims The Tree of Life tragedy by George Krevsky
In memory of Albert Spiegel by Vicky Levesque
In memory of Albert Spiegel by Jodee Fishman Raines and Roy Raines
In memory of Albert Spiegel by Karen Carr
In memory of Clarence Salzburg by Jodee Fishman Raines and Roy Raines
In memory of Morton Berkowitz by Morris & Karen Rottman
In memory of Neal Bush by Arlene Frank
In memory of Neal Bush by Liz and Les Kannon
In memory of Joy and Louis Landau by Liz and Les Kannon
Yahrzeits at the Downtown Synagogue
We invite members to share the name and Yahrzeit of your loved ones with us.
Our membership form provides space for you to include Yahrzeit information to honor your loved one's memory. If you are not currently a member, you may access our membership form here, complete the general information, and fill in the Yahrzeit information.
If you are a current member, you may submit your loved one's Yahrzeit information to Liz. Please include English name, Hebrew name, English date of death (before or after sundown) and Hebrew date of death. We understand that you may not have complete information, so please include what information you do have.
We invite you to worship with us and say Kaddish during the Yahrzeit of your loved ones
Yahrzeit reminders will be sent to Synagogue members in advance of the month of the specific Shabbat date when the yahrzeit is observed. Beginning in the spring, we will send an email notification to remind you of Yahrzeits of loved ones whose names will be read at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate contacting the office at the email above or at 313.962.4047. 
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 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! 

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 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.
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.



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The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue
1457 Griswold - Detroit, MI - 48226 - (313) 962-4047