Weekly Shabbat Greeting
December 20, 2018
12 Tevet 5779
SHABBAT SHALOM
SHABBAT VAYECHI
Friday, December 21st
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, December 22nd
9 a.m., Sanctuary

Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by Libby and Andy Beider, Cheryl and Arnold Berlin, Robyn and Robert Canvasser, Tammy and Steve Dines, Lisa and Frank Ellias, Geri Feigelson, Vicki Freedman and John Marcotte, and Marcia and Chuck Seigerman.
MINYAN, DECEMBER 25TH
LOCATION: CONGREGATION BETH AHM
9 a.m., Shacharit
5 p.m. Minha/Maariv
Thank you to Congregation Beth Ahm for again working together with B'nai Israel to alternate locations periodically throughout the year.
wrapped gifts
JIMMY'S KIDS: DECEMBER 25th
8 :30a.m., Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Meet at St. Stephens Lutheran Church
1235 Lawndale, Detroit, MI 48209
In addition to home visits and deliveries on Christmas Day, we are also collecting toys, hats, scarfs, and gloves for children. Please place your items in the box in the small chapel before December 8th   Questions?   Contact Randy Soverinsky brsov@yahoo.com
MINYAN, DECEMBER 31st and JANUARY 1st
LOCATION: B'NAI ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE
8:30 a.m., Shacharit
5 p.m. Minha/Maariv
Thank you to Congregation Beth Ahm for joining us for minyan.
B'nai Israel 2019 Softball Team Info
It may be cold outside, but we're warming up for Softball Season! Please contact Joe Bernstein, jmbernstein@yahoo.com if you are interested in being
part of the team.
Stitch your stress away
Calling all Stitchers! First Gathering
Sunday, January 20th, 1 p.m.,
at then home of Mechelle Bernard
Bring your current knitting, crochet, needlepoint or other project, pro come prepared to learn. RSVP to Mechelle: mbernard1026@gmail.com
Coming in January: Shalom Shabbat
Home hosted family to family Shabbat Dinner.
Interested in being a host or a guest?
Contact Joanna: joannaabramson@gmail.com
Tot shabbat
Returning in January: Tot Shabbat
11 a.m., Lower Level
Questions? Contact Joanna: joannaabramson@gmail.com
keep calm and eat shabbat lunch
Home Hospitality Shabbat Returns January 19th.
Looking for hosts and guests for home-hosted Shabbat Lunch. Please contact Cheryl Berlin if you are interested in participating. ACBerlin_MI@yahoo.com. Click here to host or be a guest.
Adult Learning Opportunities
Talmud Class with Rabbi 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 Rabbi Parker .
LIFECYCLES
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
13    Janice Citron
14    Miriam Lupovitch
15    Michael Balkin
Louis Soverinsky
16    David Victor
Sheldon Wolberg
17    Jolie Gittleman
18    Benjamin Canvasser
19    Norman Silverman
22    Lori Orel
23    Joyce Breitman
26    Linda Baruch, Steve Myers
30    David Ruskin
31    Gaye Taub
DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
19  David and Diane Victor 
20  Raymond & Nancy Silverman, Alan & Gaye Taub 
23 David & Marla Weiss 
25 Sy & Pearl Manello 
26 Frank & Lisa Ellias 
30 Mitch & Cheryl Parker 
Mazel Tov
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May Their Memories Be For a Blessing  
DECEMBER YAHRTZEITS

12/15/2018 (7 Tevet)             Steven Lawrence Beale,
Kenny Birnholtz,
Mark Lieberman, Julian Nusbaum,
Leonard Sonenshein
12/16/2018 (8 Tevet)             William Erlich, David Kaufman
12/17/2018 (9 Tevet)             Lillian Lewis
12/20/2018 (12 Tevet)           Betty Berman Ellias
12/21/2018 (13 Tevet)           Howard Feigelson, Sussel Jakobes
12/22/2018 (14 Tevet)           Morris Rochlin, Benjamin Williams,
Elenore Winkelman
12/23/2018 (15 Tevet)           Donald Irwin Kapetansky, Gertrude Lind,
Bernard Tucker
12/25/2018 (17 Tevet)           Mark Adler
12/29/2018 (21 Tevet)           Marvin Finkelstein, Hyman Ribiat Robert,
Rose Silverman
12/30/2018 (22 Tevet)           Fay Janet Gollob, Jacob Wapner
12/31/2018 (23 Tevet)           Muriel Trager
please click here . Please click here  if you wish to permanently memorialize a loved one
by purchasing a yahrtzeit plaque.   
B'nai Israel Synagogue is affiliated with USCJ
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
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