December 1, 2016   30 Heshvan 5777
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Friday, December 2nd 
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, December 3rd
9 a.m.,  Sanctuary
Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
10 a.m. Youth Room is open and staffed
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by  Debbie and Michael Balkin, Sue and Sandy Birnholtz, Nancy and Jeffrey Eisman, Joan and Steve Freedman, Bernice Handler, Marla Weiss, David Pappas, and Trudy and Howard Jacobson
To help support Kiddush Lunch, please consider becoming part of a Kiddush Lunch Bunch Group or making a one-time donation to the Kiddush Lunch Fund.  Please contact the synagogue office for details.

To Shelley and Peter Fenyes, Aaron and Eliana, on the death this past week of Shelley's father, Oscar Trager.

To new member, Jacki Honig.  Jacki has been the MCUSY advisor for the past year and a half, and as she assumes a new role with our area youth, we are thrilled that she has chosen to make B'nai Israel Synagogue her spiritual home.

Upcoming Bar Mitzvah Celebrant
December 10th
Harrison Feber will become a bar mitzvah.  Harry is the son of Susan and David Feber, and the brother of Max and Julia.  Harry is also the grandson of Frieda (the late Joseph) Langnas, and Lorraine and Dan Feber.
Mitzvah Day 2014
Select and participate in a volunteer service project in metropolitan Detroit.
Registration:  November 18-December 18.  Click here to view event flyer. Visit to view opportunities and to register. Questions?  Call 248-642-2656 or e-mail Naomi Levine:

To join the B'nai Israel Synagogue Family Facebook Group, contact  Ilana Glazier
Shabbat Kulanu-Shabbat together for all!
shabbat whimsy
Shabbat Morning Tot Shabbat and Youth Activities, 
Shabbat Morning Teen Scene Dates for 2016-2017
12/17/16, 1/21/17, 2/11/17, 3/18/17, 4/8/17, 4/18/17, 5/20/17
These dates are for both Tot Shabbat (Ages 2-5) and Youth Ages 10-17.
All activities are in the lower level on Shabbat Morning beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Great Jewish Books Summer Program, for High School Sophomores and Juniors
Yiddish Book Center Great Jewish Books brings a select group of teens to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, each summer to engage with modern Jewish literature and the big questions and ideas that literature inspires. Participants study with college professors, meet authors, and make lasting friendships. Every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room and board, books, and special events. 
Applications are now being accepted for 2017 for current high school sophomores or juniors who:
·         love to read,
·         stand out for their creativity and thoughtfulness in group discussions, and
·         care about or are curious about Jewish culture,
please encourage them to apply now
There are two sessions this summer, July 23-28 and July 30-August 4. Details and the application can be found here: Click here for promo video and website.


INTRODUCING . . . DATE NIGHT for parents of School-Age Children
date night
Saturday Evenings, 8 p.m. jerusalem
December 17     February 4     
March 18          April 29             May 20
Mitch Parker will be leading learning sessions devoted to the History of Jerusalem.  The last session will take place on the weekend before Yom Yerushalayim which this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.   Sessions will be hosted in member homes.  Saturday November 5th session will be hosted by  Stacy and Craig Gittleman.   RSVP directly to if you plan to attend.   Host homes are still needed for March, April and May. Please e-mail David Saperstein  if you are interesting in hosting.

Talmud class with Mitch Parker
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the synagogue
We are currently studying Brachot, the first section of the Talmud.  Interested?  Contact Mitch:

"You too can give a D'var Torah"  
Between October 29th and January 14 we will read the book of Braishit. This first book of Torah scroll the Torah is full of stories of love, conflict and intrigue as families try to grapple with both the mundane and the extraordinary.  Here is your chance to prepare a dvar Torah on the lives of our earliest ancestors and their families.  If you are interested, please let Mitch know.  A little secret: the preparation is often the best part of the process.

Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
 3 Harrison Feber
 3 Fred Shuback
 4 Rabbi Mark Robbins, Cindy Victor
 5 Christopher Beider
 6 Jacob Abramson,  Robyn Canvasser, Michelle Kappy
 9 Brandon Beider,  Andrew Serlin
11 Hallie Bernstein
12 Rich Lawson
13 Janice Citron
14 Miriam Lupovitch
15 Michael Balkin, Louis Soverinsky
16 Sydney Gordon, David Victor
17 Jolie Gittleman
18 Benjamin Canvasser
22 Lori Orel
23 Joyce Breitman
26 Linda Baruch, Steven Myers
28 Brian Ginsberg
31 Gaye Taub
Jewish Wedding

  2   Robert & Robyn Canvasser
16 Joseph & Carrie Roth
20 Raymond & Nancy Silverman
20 Alan & Gaye Taub
23 David & Marla Weiss
25 Sy & Pearl Manello
26 Frank & Lisa Ellias
30 Mitch & Cheryl Parker

If your birthday or anniversary information is not listed, please  email the synagogue  so we can update our records.
May Their Memories Be For a Blessing 

12/1/2016 (1 Kislev) Esther Kert
12/3/2016 (3 Kislev) Randy Kohn, Rayetta Soverinsky
12/4/2016 (4 Kislev) Frank Herman Basch
12/7/2016 (7 Kislev) Jean Chitkin
12/8/2016 (8 Kislev) Sheldon Kapen
12/9/2016 (9 Kislev) Jack Kwiatek
12/11/2016 (11 Kislev) Yosef Duer, Jacob Garnick,  Harold Margolis
12/12/2016 (12 Kislev) Hyman M. Beale, Earl Schwartz
12/13/2016 (13 Kislev) Howard Lazarus
12/14/2016 (14 Kislev) Irvin Lewis
12/15/2016 (15 Kislev) Shirley Lauterstein Taub
12/16/2016 (16 Kislev) Helen Funk
12/17/2016 (17 Kislev) Maurice Schlussel
12/19/2016 (19 Kislev) Albert W. Handler, Libbie Schlussel
12/21/2016 (21 Kislev) Sara Burbank
12/22/2016 (22 Kislev) Liba Malka Ginsberg
12/24/2016 (24 Kislev) Megan Lewis Graub
12/26/2016 (26 Kislev) David Benjamin Levy
12/27/2016 (27 Kislev) Richard Rosen
12/29/2016 (29 Kislev) Helen Rosenthal Levine
12/31/2016 (2 Tevet) Helen Feiner, Ethel Fishman, Diana Nussbaum

To make a donation to commemorate a yahrtzeit, please click here .  If you are a member of the synagogue and a yahrtzeit for your loved one is not on the list, please contact the synagogue office so we can update our records.   Please click here if you wish to permanently memorialize a loved one by purchasing a yahrtzeit plaque.  
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