Weekly Shabbat Greeting
January 3, 2019
26 Tevet 5779
SHABBAT SHALOM
SHABBAT VAERA
Friday, January 4th
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, January 5th
9 a.m., Sanctuary

Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by Joanna and Jay Abramson, Alissa Citron and Jeffrey Lupovitch, Susan and David Feber, Cathy and Michael Graub, Lori and Matt Orel, Karen and Howard Rosenberg, Susan Knoppow and David Saperstein, Sharon and Jerry Knoppow, Ilana Glazier and Lowell Schmeltz, and Jan and Henry Citron.
Mazel Tov
Baby Blocks
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Mazel Tov to Lisa and Frank Ellias on the birth of their new granddaughter, Eliana Maytal, in Washington, D.C.

Mazel Tov to Hilda Hamburger on the birth of two new great-grandsons; one in Ann Arbor, and the other in Florida.

Mazel Tov to Geri Feigelson on the birth of her new grandson, Kent Mika Gartner. Kent is the son of Laura and Joey Gartner of Chicago, and baby brother of Elliot and Wyatt.


Mazel Tov to Joanna and Jay Abramson on the upcoming wedding this weekend in California of their son, Jacob, to Olivia Gray.
Tu B'Shevat
TU B'SHEVAT SEDERS
Sunday, January 20th
at Congregation Beth Ahm
with B'nai Israel Synagogue

3:30-5 p.m. Family Seder
Join The Lorax as we learn about the importance of trees and taste special fruits, celebrating out connection to the world around us. NO NUTS will be served.
Event is free, but ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED by January 15th:
register online: www.cbahm.org/event/tbsfamilyseder or contact Tova Schreiber with questions: tschreiber@cbahm.org with questions.

5:30 p.m. Adult Seder
We will experience and explore the world around us tasting different Tu B'Shevat foods. This adult seder will include a light supper. NO NUTS will be served.
Event is free, but ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED by January 15th:
Questions: Contact Rabbi Steven Rubenstein: ravsteven@cbahm.org

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
January 11th Debut: Shalom Shabbat
Thank you to the Knoppow/Saperstein family for hosting our first family to family Shabbat Dinner. Interested in joining them? Please contact Susan: susan@wowwritingworkshop.com
Tot shabbat
Returning in January: Tot Shabbat
January 19th, 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
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
2 Sandy Birnholtz
3 Craig Gittleman, Avi Kapen
4 Leah Lewis
Aviva Lupovitch
5 Gayla Bassham
6 Lorraine Rimar
11 Warren Robinson
Laurie Kimmel
12 Joanna Abramson
Joan Freedman
13 Kobi Schmeltz
18 Benjamin Schmeltz
Ehud Kapen
21 Gail Beale, Susan Feber
23 David Hundiak
25 Itzhak Elrom
29 Becky Bernard
31 Robin Pappas
JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES
11   Leah and Randall Gawel
15   Edith and Marvin Kozlowski
23   Elaine and Mark Segal
Mazel Tov
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May Their Memories Be For a Blessing  
JANUARY YAHRTZEITS

1/3/19 26 Tevet David Jacknow, Louis Weiss
1/4/19 (27 Tevet) Harriett J. Beale
1/6/19 (29 Tevet) Sophie Silverstein
1/7/19 (1 Shevat)   Joseph Grossman
1/8/19 (2 Shevat)   Edith Tucker
1/9/19 (3 Shevat)  Marian Knoppow, Samuel Tron
1/10/19 (4 Shevat)   Julius Wolfman, Lisa Goldstone
Marie Garnick, Morris Fishman, Nancy Lynn Precour
1/12/19 (6 Shevat)  Walter M. Stark
1/13/19 (7 Shevat)   Rachel Orzach
1/15/19 (9 Shevat)  Lois Shirley Pappas
1/20/19 (14 Shevat)  David Agauas, Mel Rogoff
1/21/19 (15 Shevat) David Eisman, Sylvia Berkowitz, Ted Berman
1/22/19 (16 Shevat) Harry Doneson, Sheila Cohen
1/23/19 (17 Shevat)  Alvin Nusbaum
1/24/19 (18 Shevat)  Richard Reinherz
1/25/19 (19 Shevat)  Molly Abrams
1/27/19 (21 Shevat)  Arlene Delidow
1/29/19 (23 Shevat)  Sophie Freed
1/30/19 (24 Shevat)   Betty Crone
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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