November 17, 2016   16 Heshvan 5777
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Friday, November 18th
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, November 19th:  Shabbat Kulanu
9 a.m.,  Sanctuary
Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
We will offer study opportunities for congregants of all ages. Youth Room opens at 10, followed by learning activities by age beginning at 11 a.m.  Joe Bernstein will offer the D'var Torah in the main sanctuary.  We will honor Veterans, current and retired, at the conclusion of services.  Please plan to join us.
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by Joanna and Jay Abramson, Alissa Citron and Jeff 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.
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.

Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah Celebrants
November 26th 
Daniel Bernstein will become a bar mitzvah.  Daniel is the son of Leah and Joe Bernstein, and the brother of Hallie.  Daniel is also the grandson of Sharon and Howard Friedman, and Evelyn and Marvin Bernstein.
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.

Happy Thanksgiving
We will host services for B'nai Israel and Beth Ahm at TKA/BI. Please plan to join us.
8:30 A.M. MORNING MINYAN, TKA/BI Chapel followed by breakfast sponsored by the Bernstein Family in honor of Daniel becoming a bar mitzvah.

CONDOLENCES to the Glazier/Shmeltz families on the passing this week of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Bessie Glazier.  Bessie was the mother of Lou (Paula) Glazier, grandmother of Ilana Glazier and Lowell Schmeltz, and great-grandmother of Benji, Ryan and Kobi.

Veteran's Shabbat, Saturday November 19th
We will honor our veterans during the course of the Shabbat morning services.  If you wish to participate in planning for this event, please e-mail Rebbeca Tron.

TKA logo Installation weekend for Rabbi Brent Gutmann
November 18-19
Events include Wine and Cheese reception, Shabbat Installation Service, and Saturday evening event. All are welcome to attend. Click here for event flyer.

KESHER TRAIL WALK, Sunday November 20th
3 p.m. Meet at Arrowhead Trailhead.
Please click here to  e-mail Cheryl Berlin or call  her: 248-763-1121, if you plan to attend.  Walk will begin promptly at 3 p.m.

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
11/19/16, 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.


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
19  Gail Kaye
19  Martin Kurland
19  Shelli Orzach
20  Robert Kimmel
21  Adele Band
26  Leah Bernstein
26  Sharon Friedman
26  Jerry Knoppow
28  Paula Levy
Jewish Wedding

20 Larry & Elyn Charlupski
26 Miles & Debra Singer

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 

11/18/2016 (17 Heshvan) Manny Chudnow
11/20/2016 (19 Heshvan) David Harris,
11/21/2016 (20 Heshvan) Naomi Lillian Markowitz, Irving A. Rubin, Martin Segal
11/22/2016 (21 Heshvan) Ethel Berman, Nathan Weiner
11/23/2016 (22 Heshvan) Serena Weiss, Serena Weiss
11/25/2016 (24 Heshvan) Mary Katz, Mr. Alvin Jacobson
11/26/2016 (25 Heshvan) Fara Caplan Baer, Robert Braverman
11/27/2016 (26 Heshvan) Nathan Silverman
11/28/2016 (27 Heshvan) Linda Kozlowski
11/30/2016 (29 Heshvan) Harry Golob 

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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