November 24, 2016   23 Heshvan 5777
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SHALOM and Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving
SHABBAT Chayei Sarah
Friday, November 25th
6 p.m., Sanctuary
Saturday, November 26th
9 a.m.,  Sanctuary
Dr. Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
We will celebrate together with the Bernstein family, as Daniel will become a bar mitzvah this morning. Daniel Jordan Bernstein 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.
Kiddush Lunch is sponsored by Daniel's Grandparents, Marvin & Evie Bernstein and Daniel's Aunts and Uncles Keith & Hui Hua Bernstein and Brent & Karen Comensky in honor of Daniel.

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.

B'rucheem Ha'bah'eem/Welcome New Members
We warmly welcome Marcia and Alan Agauas to our congregational family.
  Marcia and Alan have been attending Friday evening services for the past year while observing the mourning period for Marcia's father and long-time B'nai Israel Synagogue member, Marvin Finkelstein.  We are thrilled that they have chosen to continue their family's commitment to B'nai Israel by affiliating with our community.  

yahrtzeitcandle CONDOLENCES
To Marlene and Steve Myers, Cecily and Cooper on the passing this week of their brother in law and uncle, Edward Slesnick, in Canton, Ohio.

Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah Celebrants
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.


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
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.

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
26  Leah Bernstein
26  Sharon Friedman
26  Jerry Knoppow
28  Paula Levy
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 

11/23/2016 (22 Heshvan) Serena Weiss
11/25/2016 (24 Heshvan) Mary Katz, 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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