Welcome to Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Congregation Shaarey Zedek is committed to helping everyone live a full Jewish life, no matter the makeup 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.”  ~ Click here to read more from Rabbi Bigman


We hope you all safe and healthy. Attached please find the April “Commentary”, the Shaarey Zedek newsletter and Passover Materials from Rabbi Bigman
Please note that some if not all the events in the newsletter may be cancelled/re-scheduled but HOPE is a good thing so let us hope that each day brings us closer to the end of this crisis. 

Rabbi Bigman can be contacted at rabbibigman@shaareyzedek.com.

Patty Warshaw can be contacted at 899-1215, executive@shaareyzedek.com or call the office at 351-3570 ex 1. If we can assist you in any way.

For the foreseeable future, we will be live-streaming both our Friday and our Saturday morning Shabbat services.  Please join Rabbi Bigman for candle lighting and Kiddush at 7 p.m. on Fridays (with Shabbat worship to follow) and on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
If you join us on Friday evenings, you can find a copy of the prayer book here:  ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat 
We look forward to worshipping with you!  Stay safe!  Stay healthy!  Stay Jewish!

Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.

Below is the link to the Governor’s executive order and resources/information: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626–,00.html 
Information is also available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus  

Funeral Plans

In consultation with our local funeral directors and in light of the current coronavirus situation, while we hope not to need to have any funerals, should we need to do so, the funerals will take place graveside.  There will be no service at the temple or at the funeral home.  As always, should the need arise, we ask you to contact the funeral home directly and they will be in touch with Rabbi Bigman to make the appropriate arrangements.  Thank you for your understanding.

Pj Library

Pj Library has created a page called “PJ Library Resources for Quarantined Families” . All are welcome to check out these resources.   (Press CTRL button and click on link for access)

And as the Rabbi would say, “Stay safe! Stay healthy! Stay Jewish!”

Looking for ways to help your community? Lansing mayor Andy Schor sent out this information:

American Red Cross Blood Donations: The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. 

Please schedule your appointment to donate blood at redcross.org using your zip code to locate the closest location.

Greater Lansing Food Bank: Please support the Greater Lansing Food Bank with monetary donations:  www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org

Volunteer Opportunities Available: Volunteers are needed for Lansing area shelters. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Renee Jones at Holy Cross by phone 517.489.5278 or email: rjones@hccsnet.org

Tri-County Office on Aging is looking for volunteers to safely deliver meals to seniors in the area: https://www.tcoa.org/volunteer


Contact Information

Rabbi Amy Bigman: rabbibigman@shaareyzedek.com    

Erica Holman, President: erica@silverlifecoaching.net

Patty Warshaw, Executive Director: executive@shaareyzedek.com

Margot Valles, Director of Congregational Lifelong Learning: menahelet.margot@shaareyzedek.com

Cantor Emerita Pamela Schiffer: pschiffer@comcast.net

Twitter and Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @shaareyzedekEL and check out our Facebook page! 

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 03

    Shabbat Evening Service

    Apr 03 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Sat 04

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Apr 04 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Wed 08

    First Night Passover Seder

    2020 Seder Reservation Form 
    Apr 08 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Fri 10
  5. Fri 10

    Shabbat Evening Service

    Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Sat 11

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Apr 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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