Sunday, August 30, 2015
Yom Rishon, 15 Elul 5775

Welcome to Congrgation Shaarey Zedek

Congregation Shaarey Zedek is committed to helping everyone live a full Jewish life, no matter the make up of your familial unit. We warmly welcome singles, interfaith couples, those in the LGBTQ community, and their respective family members as well. As Rabbi Bigman puts it, "We may come from different backgrounds but here we are a mishpachah, a family."

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Outdoor Shabbat Services and Summer Gatherings

Join us!
Outdoor Shabbat Services
followed by
Barbeque Dinner!
August 28st (date change)
6:00 p.m.
We will supply kosher hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the fixings.
There is No Charge to attend, but please bring a parve dish to pass.

Deadline for RSVP to Patty:
  Wednesday, August 19th

If you would like to help set up, grill, or participate in any way please call Patty in the office.She would appreciate your assistance.  

Important Information from our Religious School

Important Information from the Shaarey Zedek Religious School


Get Ready for School Work Party ~ Sunday, August 23rd  from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Help us get the classrooms ready and prepare for the beginning of school.

Shaarey Zedek Religious School Open House ~ Friday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m. This will be followed by Shaarey Zedek Live! at 7:00 p.m.


Registration information and forms can be found here

School Begins

For PreK-7th grade students ~ Sunday, September 13th. Please join us for our Welcome Assembly, and plan to attend the parent meeting that follows while students are in classes.

For Tichon 8th-12th grade ~ Sunday, October 11th

High Holy Days Service Schedule

High Holy Days Service Schedule - 2015/ 5775-5776
Click here for a printable version 
Saturday, September 5th  at 7: 00 p.m. ~ Selichot 

Rosh Hashanah - 5775 -5776
Sunday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. ~ Rosh Hashanah Evening Service (followed by Oneg)

Monday, September 14th ~ Rosh Hashanah Services 
  • 8:00 a.m. — Conservative Service (includes Musaf)
  • 11:30 a.m. — Reform Service
  • 3:00 p.m. — Intergenerational Service
  • 4:30 p.m. — Tashlich/ Birthday Party for the World at Ferguson Park in Okemos.

Tuesday, September 15 at 9:00 a.m.~ Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (Conservative)

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. ~ Kol Nidre Service

Wednesday, September 23rd ~ Yom Kippur Services
  • 8:00 a.m — Conservative Service (includes Musaf)
  • 11:30 a.m. — Reform Service
  • 2:00 p.m. — Educational Session
  • 3:00 p.m. — Intergenerational Service
  • 4:00 p.m. — Healing Service
  • 4:30 p.m. — Mincha 
  • 5:30 p.m. — Yizkor
  • 6:00 p.m. — Neilah 

Coins for CATA!

Our annual Coins for CATA drive is on!

Please fill the world's largest Tzedakah box (a.k.a. "the big jug")
Help us help our partners at CATA with much needed bus tokens

The Caring Community Program

Our Spiritual Communal Family Helping One Another
Learn more about the Caring Community Program

This program is a way for us to live our Jewish values by caring for one another, helping each other in concrete ways, and becoming a spiritual communal family.

Everyone can particpate. 

Performing mitzvot are part of daily Jewish life. In the daily morning prayers, a passage from the Talmud (Shabbat 127a) enjoins us to honor our parents, do deeds of loving kindness, provide hospitality, visit the sick, and comfort the bereaved. 

Everyone’s life has different demands and whatever one can do is greatly appreciated and valued.

No mitzvah is too small!