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WEEKLY NEWS
Double Edition / June 14 & 21, 2022
UPDATED FOR WEBSITE

Returns in July!
Shabbat service are both IN-PERSON and broadcast LIVE (and recorded) each week.
COVID SAFETY UPDATE:
Please note that at the current CDC levels, masks are required at Friday night services. Weather permitting the Oneg Shabbats will be held outside so that those eating may more comfortably remove them. For more information, including the current CDC transmission by county, please visit THIS LINK at our website.

✦ THIS WEEK ... June 24, 7PM
Please note: There is NO Shabbat service this week. The previously announced service featuring Dr. Michael Whitty has been re-scheduled for July 15.
✦ July 1: No service
🇺🇸 Independence Day Break 🇺🇸

July 8, 7PM

  • PRESENTATION BY RABBI FALICK
  • WELCOMING NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR JOSEPH PALAZZOLO!

"WHAT'S NEXT FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS"
With the Supreme Court about to overturn Roe v. Wade, many Americans are naturally anxious about reproductive rights. Rabbi Falick will talk about what comes next ... and re-visit the reasons that he is not just pro-choice, but pro-abortion.

OUR MEETING ROOM HAS LOOP TECHNOLOGY

... to aid with hearing! if your hearing aid has a telecoil, it's already set up! If not, there are headsets available in the lobby (be sure to check for working battery). See Audrey at services for help or more information.
UPCOMING EVENTS

NEXT LUNCH BUNCH GATHERINGS
Wednesday, June 22
12:30PM at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills!
In the event of inclement weather – meet in the Wine Library.  

Weather permitting we'll gather at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road. It's located west of Farmington Road between 10 and 11 Mile. When you enter the park at the first stop sign, turn left. There is a very nice parking lot and bathroom facilities are nearby. Picnic tables will be secured before your arrival.
NEXT OUTING ...
POOL PARTY!!!
Friday, June 17, 12:30PM
At the home of Helen and Saul Forman

RSVP to CHJ Board Member / Daytimers Coordinator Suzanne Paul: suzanne@CRPaul.com or 248.421.8174 to receive address and directions!

NEW CLASS!
"THE NATIONAL CONFLICT IN ISRAEL & PALESTINE"
... and "News for Jews"

With Natan Fuchs

Sundays, 10AM - In-Person Only
In the Wine Library

The modern conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine began approximately 150 years ago.

What were its causes? Could the initial conflict between the Zionist Movement and the Arab National Movement have been prevented? The next Jewish History class, beginning on Sunday June 12, will cover the history of the Jewish Zionist movement from its beginning in the late 19th century to the June 1967 war.

Each class will be followed by News for Jews, a discussion group about current events in the Jewish world. The class and the discussion group are both open to members only.

DON'T MISS CHJ's VERY OWN...

PROF. FRAN SHOR
A Pie in His Face:
Soupy Sales, Detroit and the Jewish Connection

Thursday, June 30, 7PM

The Berman
6600 W. Maple Rd.
W. Bloomfield
Masks required
Born Milton Supman, Soupy Sales left Detroit in 1960 after seven years on WXYZ TV as one of the highest paid and beloved local celebrities in town.
He integrated into his on-air personality the shticks of the most influential Jewish comedians from the early years of television.

Author Francis Shor will explore how his Jewish connections, television shows and public appearances in the Motor City made Soupy such a legendary figure. Book sales and signing following presentation.

This is an extended version of the presentation by Dr. Shor at CHJ Shabbat in March.
Sponsored by Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, The J’s Henry & Delia Meyers Library & Detroit Jewish Book Fair
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING:
Saturday, July 9, 11:30AM
JOIN THE SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE'S EMAIL LIST
There has never been a more urgent time to keep up with what our congregation is doing to advance our values.

The Social Justice Committee's email list helps you stay informed and gives you a direct line to the committee to share the things that you're concerned about.

There is NO obligation! Send your request to join to audreypleasant@gmail.com.
PETITION DEADLINE APPROACHING
Please sign by the end of the month!
These important petitions are facing a deadline!
JEWISH EARTH ALLIANCE
There is a looming wildlife crisis due to human pressures including climate change.

Please ask your U.S. House representative to vote YES on "Recovering America's Wildlife Act - HR 2773." You can call 202.225.3121 directly or click on this link to make the call.

This bipartisan bill will send 1.4 billion dollars annually to states and tribes to implement wildlife action plans. For more information, CLICK HERE.
JUNETEENTH IN OAKLAND COUNTY
ALSO AT ...
West Bloomfield High School Juneteenth Event
Saturday, June 18, 10AM to Noon

Free and family friendly with a rain backup. Refreshments, music, student poetry, story telling, African-American vendors, etc.

For more information, contact Stephanie Crider, Juneteenth Volunteer Committee Chair Cell 313.617.0935

If you wish to volunteer to help, CLICK HERE to sign up. Students who volunteer can receive community service credit.
HIAS ONLINE EVENTS
HIAS is the American Jewish community's leading immigrant aid organization. Check out THIS LINK for information about online events including Immigration Laws, Ukrainian and Afghan Refugees, Books & Films and MORE.
Returns in July.
*REFUAH SHLEMA (SPEEDY RECOVERY)
Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery to:

Joe Gadon, Rabbi Peter Schweitzer

Please inform us if you know that someone is ill or in need.
CONGREGATIONAL NEWS
MAZEL TOV TO IZZIE ROSE ELFONT-CARADONNA

... who celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on June 11 at a Havdalah Service. Izzie delivered a wonderful and learned talk about the implications of Darwinism with a special focus on its meaning for humanism.
COMMUNITY NEWS
TAKE METRO DETROIT'S "JEWISH DIVERSITY & INCLUSION" SURVEY

The [JCRC/AJC] Jewish Community Relations Council/American Jewish Committee is conducting a brief survey exploring inclusion, belonging, and representation in the metropolitan Detroit Jewish community. This is an opportunity to make a direct impact on inclusivity in Jewish Detroit. Your input is critical as we work to better understand the various experiences in our community. Sharing your honest, candid feedback will help us better understand those that we serve, identify and improve upon community opportunities, and more specifically help to provide you and other community members with a positive and meaningful community experience.

We are asking for about 10 minutes of your time to answer the following questions. Your name will remain anonymous. We greatly appreciate your time and your insight!

TAKE THE SURVEY AT THIS LINK.
CURRENT COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY

VACCINATION & MASK REQUIREMENTS IN EFFECT
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. Masks are required for everyone in public areas. At congregational events where a meal is served, when seated at a table participants may eat and drink without masks.
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
No class on June 18.

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.

JEWISH HISTORY (& CURRENT EVENTS DISCUSSION) CLASS WITH NATAN FUCH
"The National Conflict in Israel & Palestine" (and "News for Jews")
Sundays, 10AM, In-Person Only

SOCRATES CAFE
Every Tuesday, 10:30AM, Zoom Only

MAH-JONGG
In-Person, Tuesdays, 1-2:30PM
For more information, contact Denise Parker, 248.321.9428

YOGA
In-Person, Wednesdays, 9:30AM
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!