HIGH HOLIDAY EDITION

Sept. 20 / 27 / Oct. 4, 2022

... resumes Oct. 11.

Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday Evening, Sept. 25


Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday Evening, Oct. 4


CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE HIGH HOLIDAY INFORMATION


Join us as we come together to celebrate the Fall Holidays in person for the first time in three years!

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Sunday, Sept. 25, 7pm

Rabbi's Topic: Our Very Human Superpowers ... Turning Fear Into Strength

 

Morning Service

Monday, Sept. 26, 10:30am

Rabbi's Topic: Our Very Human Superpowers ... Cultivating Our Curiosity


Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre Service

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7pm

Rabbi's Topic: Our Very Human Superpowers ... Turning Anger Into Positive Action

 

Yom Kippur Morning Service

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:30am

Rabbi's Topic: Our Very Human Superpowers ... Uncovering Our Capacity for Awe​

Nizkor ("We Remember") Memorial Service

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2pm

Due to the interactive nature of this service, it will not be streamed.



*The four primary services are available live and recorded on YouTube:


CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR CHANNEL.


All of our services are free and open to the public. If you are not a member of the congregation, we ask that you please visit our Welcome Table before entering.

COVID MASK POLICY:

Please note that as of Sept. 20 the CDC transmission level for Oakland County is currently YELLOWORANGE so masks are now REQUIRED in all public spaces. When CDC transmission is GREEN masks will be optional. For more information, including the current CDC transmission in Oakland County, please visit THIS LINK at our website. A determination is made after each Thursday's CDC update.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!


Join us as we launch this year's Spinoza Youth Education Program!


SAME DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE. 


Click HERE for important information about our Youth Ed Program.

Friday night services are on hiatus during the High Holidays. We'll be back for regular Shabbat celebrations  on Oct. 21!


BUT ... before that, join us for a special Sukkot program and dinner on Friday, Oct. 14 at 6:30PM!


(Details below in the Social Justice Committee section.)

You are invited to a meeting of the


MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE


Bring your ideas to help us continue to grow!


Thursday, Sept. 29, 4PM


On Zoom*: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2484771410


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

ELAINE FIELDMAN: efieldman4@gmail.com


*Zoom requires password. Please email rabbi@chj-ed.org if you need it.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT VISITING

ISRAEL?


Over the holidays we'll be bringing you big news about a tour organized for Humanistic Jews featuring Secular Israel in December 2023 ... co-led by Rabbi Falick and Rabbi Adam Chalom!



Can't wait for more details??? CLICK HERE to learn more about this great opportunity presented by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:


LUNCH BUNCH GATHERINGS

4th Wednesday of each month,

Next session:

Wed., Sept. 28, 12:30PM

GETTING GOOD AT GETTING OLDER

Next session:

Wed., Sept. 28, 1:15PM


"Cooking Up New Rituals" with Suzanne Paul, Humanist Leader.

No outing in September ...

L'shanah Tovah! Happy New Year!

For more information contact CHJ Board Member / Daytimers Coordinator Suzanne Paul: suzanne@CRPaul.com.

FALL 2022 SERIES!

Refugees & Their Families


ABOUT THE SERIES:


According to numerous international agencies, the number of displaced people in the world now exceeds one hundred million. Most are desperately seeking refuge. While the United States has often welcomed refugees, it has also, over the course of US history, tragically shut the door on those fleeing horrific conditions. As Humanistic Jews we are committed to both Tikkun Olam and understanding and advocating for refugees and their families. Our CHJ Fall Book Club will examine, through reading and discussion, four different works on refugees and their families.


ALL SESSIONS AT 7PM ON ZOOM!

Watch for the link in coming CHJ newsletters.


For more information please contact program chair Fran Shor at: drfran45@gmail.com.



THE BOOKS:

SEPTEMBER 28


The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexican Border and Beyond


by John Washington


The first comprehensive, in-depth book on the Trump administration’s assault on asylum protections.


(Informal interface with the CHJ Social Justice Cmte. and in solidarity with the work of HIAS and Freedom House. You're invited to view the HIAS Webinar "Refugee Resettlement in the U.S." on Sept. 19 at 4pm. Click THIS LINK to register.)

OCTOBER 26


Refugee High: Coming of Age in America


by Elly Fishman


A year in the life of a Chicago high school that has one of the highest proportions of refugees of any school in the nation.


(Informal interface with the CHJ Spinoza Teens and in solidarity with the work of HIAS* and Freedom House)


NOVEMBER 16


Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy


by Letty Cottin Pogrebin


An intimate memoir from a founding editor of Ms. magazine who grew up in a Jewish immigrant family mired in secrets, haunted by their dread of shame and stigma, determined to hide their every imperfection—and in denial or despair when they couldn’t.


(In conjunction with the JCC Book Fair at which Ms. Pogrebin will speak.)


DECEMBER 14


Little Failure


by Gary Shteyngart


The all too true story of a Soviet Jewish immigrant family betting its future on America, as told by a lifelong misfit who finally finds a place for himself in the world through books and words.


NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING: 

Saturday, Oct. 8, 11:30AM

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85946395860


AGENDA WILL INCLUDE:


  • Sukkot / Social Justice Shabbat to take place on Oct. 14
  • Support for CARES of Farmington Hills
  • First Day Kits for people transitioning from houselessness to new homes
  • Review of "Walk Against Hate" experience
  • Promoting the vote
  • Sign making to support projects

SAVE THE DATE!

Sukkot Social Justice Celebration & Dinner

Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30PM


Planning is underway for our annual Sukkot program featuring a visit by W. Bloomfield Township Clerk Debbie Binder. Good will donations will support the Social Justice Committee's work. If you would like to contribute a menu item (homemade or purchased) healthy for people and the planet, please contact Audrey: audreypleasant@gmail.com.


We hope you will include this family friendly event in your Fall Holiday calendar. Bring your guests! Children and grandchildren of all ages are welcome.Celebrate the Sukkot season and our social justice efforts.


(This will also be the kick-off for our annual toiletries and winter weather wear collections (hats, mittens, scarves, new socks). Bring your items to the Sukkot program!) 

Highlights from ...


SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE AT ADL "WALK AGAINST HATE"

CHJ members had a great time showing our support for diversity and inclusion at this year's ADL WAlk Against Hate in Southfield. Our signs, on prominent display. CLICK HERE TO SEE NEWS COVERAGE ON CHANNEL 4!

JEWS FOR A SECULAR DEMOCRACY

"BALLOT PROPOSALS" ON ZOOM

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS *

MAZEL TOV TO ...

CHJ Members Mara Markowitz and Bob Oaks who were married on Sept. 10 at the congregation in a ceremony officiated by Rabbi Falick.


Mazel Tov also to Mara's mom Sarah Markowitz, long-time CHJ member, and to all their loved ones and friends!

* CONGREGATIONAL NEWS *


HELP A YOUNG CHJ MEMBER FUND A GAP YEAR IN ISRAEL!


Hello! My name is Sasha Wade and I grew up at our congregation.


My dream is to make it to Israel through the Habonim Dror Gap Year Program known as Workshop. It is a program filled with fun - a joy for Israel and Judaism. It is a year spent exploring - what it means to be Jewish and how we connect to the land. And it is a year full of learning and growth - confronting the responsibilities we hold as Jews.


I reach out to you as a living part of the Jewish people. Any help towards reaching this goal would be greatly appreciated. I am a young Zionist with a vision of what I want to see in the world, and a hope for what I want Israel to be.


Thank you!


Please, feel free to reach out to me at sashawade248@gmail.com.


The best way to help me with my dream of reaching Israel is BY spreading the word and donating to my GoFundMe campaign, which can be found here at https://gofund.me/d3414857 and is called Workshop Habonim Dror Year in Israel


For even more information about the Workshop program and Habonim Dror as a movement, resources are linked here: https://www.hdnaisrael.org/workshop

*IMPORTANT LINKS - TRIBUTES & YAHRZEITS


Click here to see recent Tribute Gifts.


Click here to see upcoming Yahrzeit Memorials.

*REFUAH SHLEMA (SPEEDY RECOVERY)

Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery to:


Joe Gadon, RuthE. Goldman, Max Lark, Debra Luria, Rabbi Peter Schweitzer


Please inform us if you know that someone is ill or in need.

CURRENT COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY


VACCINATION & MASK REQUIREMENTS

All visitors to our building who are eligible for inoculation must be fully vaccinated. Members may provide verbal confirmation of this. Guests who are not members may be asked to show proof of vaccination. When CDC transmission levels are GREEN, masks are recommended but not required for everyone in public areas. When CDC transmission levels are at YELLOW or ORANGE, masks are required in public areas. (At congregational events where a meal is served, when seated at a table participants may eat and drink without masks.) For current Oakland Co., Michigan transmission levels, go to THIS LINK.

For more details on safety and mitigation efforts, please click here.


(Those who are unable to be vaccinated - due solely to medical reasons - may contact the office to make advance arrangements for socially distanced participation at certain public gatherings; email office@chj-detroit.org or call 248.477.1410.)

ONLINE, IN-PERSON & BOTH!

In-person classes require full vaccination; see above


RABBI FALICK'S SATURDAY CLASS ("REBBE'S TISCH")

Join him for a historical look at Jewish texts throughout the ages.

Saturdays, 10AM, Zoom Only

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/759671597


UNROLLING JUDAISM WITH RABBI FALICK

A deeper look at Jewish customs, traditions, and historical events ... from ancient times to today!

Mondays, 1PM, Zoom Only

Class on hiatus until autumn.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/214102965


JEWISH HISTORY (& CURRENT EVENTS DISCUSSION)

WITH NATAN FUCHS

On hiatus until after Yom Kippur.

Sundays, 11AM, In-Person Only


SOCRATES CAFE

Every Tuesday, 10:30AM, Zoom Only

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/182488428


MAH-JONGG

Tuesdays, 1-2:30PM, In-Person

For more information, contact Denise Parker, 248.321.9428


YOGA

Wednesdays, 9:30AMIn-Person

ZOOM REQUIRES A PASSWORD!

The password was sent under separate cover. Please contact rabbi@chj-detroit.org if you need it.


ONLINE VIDEOS OF PROGRAMS & CLASSES

Visit LibrarySHJ.com and our YouTube page for videos of past services, classes, lectures, and more!

CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM

OF METRO DETROIT


248.477.1410 / office@chj-detroit.org


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