WEEKLY NEWS - Sept. 14, 2021
Office Hours: Monday -Thursday: 10am-2pm
Phone: 248.477.1410
For the safety of our members, guests, and the community-at-large, we are inviting everyone to observe Yom Kippur online this year. We'll be streaming our regular services live from the temple with volunteer readers and our wonderful musicians.
YOM KIPPUR EVE SERVICE
Kol Nidrei
On YouTube
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7pm
Rabbi's Topic: Pandemic Perspectives - What We've Learned About RELATIONSHIPS

YOM KIPPUR MORNING
on YouTube
Thursday, Sept. 16, 10:30am
Rabbi's Topic: Pandemic Perspectives - What We've Learned About RESILIENCE

YOM KIPPUR MEMORIAL SERVICE
("Nizkor - We Remember")
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2pm

Requires PW ... in separate mailing tomorrow

***FOR THE MEMORIAL SERVICE: PLEASE HAVE A CANDLE READY TO LIGHT***
Friday, Sept. 24, 6pm
In Person & Outdoors by the Sukkah
"For the Health of It ..."

Ours and Our Planet's

Enjoy a night of Sukkah-adjacent catered al fresco dining with planet-friendly, healthy, delicious foods! Featuring light entertainment, friendly conversation, some holiday lessons about sustainability and the environment, a lulav, an etrog, and MORE!

We'll also inaugurate a series of cooking classes ... more details in October!

(P.S. While the dinner is catered we welcome any talented cooks to add an item! For more information, contact Audrey (audreypleasant@gmail.com) or 313.478.6414 by text or voice.

Suggested Donation:
$10 per person; $25 per family

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.
SPINOZA YOUTH EDUCATION (SUNDAY SCHOOL) BEGINS SEPT. 26!*

Provide Your Child (or Grandchild!) with a Humanistic Jewish Education!

Registration has begun for our Spinoza Youth Education Program! Interested? Sign your young people up to attend AT THIS LINK ...

... OR JUST ATTEND ON SEPT. 26* & WE'LL SIGN YOU UP!

With no barriers to membership and our no-tuition, all-inclusive program, there's never been a better time to enroll your children in our program.

This year under the directorship of Rabbi Falick with Melanie Goldberg, our wonderful Sunday morning program features terrific teachers and a solid humanistically-informed curriculum.

*Teen Program resumes on Oct. 3, 11am.

Questions? Contact Rabbi Falick, rabbi@chj-detroit.org
BEGINS SEPT. 22!

BOOK CLUB EXPLORES...

"EINSTEIN ON POLITICS"

FACILITATED BY DR. FRAN SHOR

A four-session discussion of Einstein's Politics, organized around specific readings from the text, Einstein on Politics, edited by David E. Rowe and Robert Schulman (Princeton University Press Paperback). Feel free to attend one or more!
ON THESE WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, 7:30PM:

September 22:
Introduction to Einstein's Politics

October 6:
World War I and Political Engagement - Chapters 1, 4, and 5

October 20:
Jewish Identity and Zionism - Chapters 5, 6, and 7

November 3:
World War II, Civil Liberties, and World Citizenship - Chapters 8, 9, and 10

AT THIS LINK
(pw required):

TO ATTEND, RSVP TO FRAN SHOR: drfran45@gmail.com
You don't need to commit to all four sessions, but we do ask that you read the relevant portions of the book and have it handy at the sessions.

Depending upon sufficient interest, Fran will arrange discounted purchasing from a local independent bookseller. The book is also widely available online and at bookstores everywhere.
UPDATED COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY

VACCINATION & MASK REQUIREMENTS NOW IN EFFECT
Visitors to our building who are 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated. Verbal confirmation is sufficient.

As of Aug. 24: Masks are required for everyone in public areas.

(Those who are unable to be vaccinated - due solely to medical reasons - may contact the temple to make advance arrangements for socially distanced participation at public gatherings; email office@chj-detroit.org or call 248.477.1410.)
NEXT SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE MEETING TBA
CHJ'S "FREE LITTLE FOOD PANTRY"
BT has installed a "Free Little Food Pantry" for those in need. We will need donations of non-perishables to keep it filled.

WE NEED FOOD DONATIONS ... especially READY TO EAT / GRAB & GO meals!

NO PASTA OR BEANS FOR NOW!

WE ESPECIALLY NEED:

  • PERSONAL CARE / HYGIENE
  • HAND SOAP
  • CLEANING PRODUCTS
  • CEREAL
  • SPICES
  • PAPER PRODUCTS

ALSO: canned tuna & chicken * proteins / grains * canned fruits & vegetables * soups / sauces / condiments * breakfast items * snacks

You're likely to find the pantry full, but please be aware that Items ARE being taken and then replenished from supplies kept inside the Temple building.

Contact Audrey (audreypleasant@gmail.com) for more details.
HELP STOP THE EFFORT TO OVERTURN THE VOTER-APPROVED BALLOT INITIATIVE!

LEARN MORE TONIGHT ON ZOOM AT 6PM

REGISTER HERE:

BACKGROUND:
On November 6, 2018, 61% of Michigan voters supported VNP’s NON-PARTISAN Redistricting Reform Amendment to put the power to draw election district maps in the hands of voters - not politicians.
JOIN THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MAILING LIST!
Sign up for the Social Justice Committee email list for information about what's happening at CHJ and beyond. Meeting agenda and copy of the monthly report to the board is emailed to all list members. Send your request to audreypleasant@gmail.com.
IT'S SUMMER GARDENING TIME ... JOIN US!
SUNDAYS @ 9:30AM
All hands needed and appreciated!

Please bring any tools, especially hedge trimmers, saws, rakes, yard bags, plus gloves. We have lots of fun!

Please contact Sarah Markowitz, 1luciannn1@comcast.net or Cathy Radner, radner210@gmail.com, with any questions.
Will resume next week.
ONLINE, IN-PERSON & BOTH!
In-person classes require full vaccination; see above

RABBI FALICK'S SATURDAY CLASS ("REBBE'S TISCH")
Join him for a historical look at Jewish texts throughout the ages.
Saturdays, 10am, Zoom Only

UNROLLING JUDAISM WITH RABBI FALICK
A deeper look at Jewish customs, traditions, and historical events ... from ancient times to today! See above for more information.
Mondays, Noon, Zoom Only
Returns soon!

JEWISH HISTORY CLASS WITH NATAN FUCHS
Returns soon!

SOCRATES CAFE
Every Tuesday of Each Month, 10:30am, Zoom Only

YOGA
Every Wednesday, 9:30am, In-Person Only
ZOOM REQUIRES A PASSWORD!
The password was sent under separate cover. Please contact rabbi@chj-detroit.org if you need it.

ONLINE VIDEOS OF PROGRAMS & CLASSES
Visit LibrarySHJ.com and our YouTube page for videos of past services, classes, lectures, and more!
*REFUAH SHLEMA (SPEEDY RECOVERY)
Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery to:

Evelyn Kreger, Joe Gadon, Julie Eliason, Karen Tremper Harris, Peter Schweitzer

Please inform us if you know that someone is ill or in need.
*THIS WEEK'S CARTOON
By Marilyn Rowens, ז״ל (of Blessed Memory)