Saturday, November 01, 2014
Yom Shabbat, 8 Heshvan 5775
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Adult Education with Aviva is this Sunday, November 2nd.  The details can be found here.

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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Cantors in Concert - November 2nd

Join us for 
Cantors in Concert
Sunday, November 2nd at 4:00 p.m.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Featuring Cantors

Earl Berris, David Propis
Daniel Gross, Penny Steyer, Pamela Schiffer
and Cantorial Soloist Tiffany Green
with the Cliff Monear Trio

This is a fundraiser for the Cultural Committee and a portion of the proceeds will go the Cantors Assembly

Ticketing - Form can be found here
General Admission: $18
Silver Level: $50 includes 1 ticket
Gold Level: $100 includes 2 tickets
Diamond Level: $200 includes 3 tickets
Angel Level: $500 includes 4 tickets

Global Day of Jewish Learning - November 16th

Heroes, Villains, Saints and Fools:
The People in the Book
Global Day of Jewish Learning 
Sunday, November 16th ~ 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

The Global Day of Jewish Learning brings the Jewish people together once a year to celebrate our shared Jewish text through community-based learning. The Congregations of Kehillat Israel of Lansing and Shaarey Zedek of East Lansing will be joining together again to participate in this special day, as will communities around the world.

The Schedule
10:00 a.m.~ Bagels and Coffee

10:15 a.m. ~ Rabbi Michael Zimmerman will teach about
"Balaam: To Bless or to Curse"

11:05 a.m.  ~ Rabbi Amy Bigman will teach about
Deborah: Victory in the Hands of a Woman

For more detailed information the even an on each session can be found here

The guiding values of Global Day of Jewish Learning are
Fostering Jewish unity
Empowering individuals through increased Jewish knowledge
Creating meaningful shared experiences

Thanksgiving Bake Sale and Chanukah Super Sale - November 23rd

One Day - Two Great Sales!
Thanksgiving Bake Sale and 
Chanukah Super Sale 
Sunday, November 23rd
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Thanksgiving Bake Sale
Get all of your Thanksgiving Day baked goods while you shop at the Chanukah Super Sale! Stop by for a tasty treat and support our students and the same time!
For further information, including pre-orders can be found here.
All proceeds benefit the Youth Scholarship Fund

Chanukah Super Sale
Come to the Super Sale for all your Chanukah gift needs. Including: Candles, Judaica, textiles, Kids Toys, Cards, Beauty Products, Jewelry, Gifts Created by Local Artists and More!
All proceeds benefit the Shaarey Zedek Religious School

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 Gemara (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!


Be The Game Changer - Volunteers needed for Snack Delivery

YOU can be the game changer! Volunteer to pick-up and deliver snacks once a month to the youths involved with Michigan Youth Opportunity Initiative (MYOI - youths transitioning from foster care to independent living).  Shaarey Zedek's Tzedakah Committee helps sponsor a monthly asset training by providing snacks and drinks.  We know our efforts can help at least ONE of these youths successfully transition out of foster care and we need your help.  

The Tzedakah Committee can provide the snacks for you - pick up at Congregation Shaarey Zedek- or you can be reimbursed by providing receipts to Patty.  Contact Jan White to schedule your snack delivery! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 336-7846

Tikkun Olam
 (Repairing the World). We believe that all human beings are created in the image of God, and that we are God’s partners in improving the world. Tikkun olam is a hallmark of Reform Judaism as we strive to bring peace, freedom, and justice to all people.

Please visit our Tzedakah Committe and Caring Community Program pages for ways you can join us in Tikkun Olam

Upcoming Events


Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Conservative Shabbat Morning Service


Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Adult Ed - Hands on Holidays - Shabbat


Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adult Ed - Shabbat - What to do with this "Island of Time"


Sunday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cantors in Concert


Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Introduction to Judaism


Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Taking Home the Torah


Friday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shabbat Services


Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Conservative Shabbat Morning Service