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August 11, 1989 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-08-11

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You're only as good
as your last miracle.

We grew from 30 member families to
over 450 member families in three
months. And we're still growing.

Some would call that a miracle.

Some say our miracle happened because
of our monthly family dinners and
children's services...where the Rabbi
takes time during the service itself to
answer even the silliest question. Some
say our miracle happened because we
offer a bus service so that children can
get to Hebrew School, because we
understand that sometimes both
parents have to work. Or because our
Hebrew School is one day a week either
Monday or Wednesday.

Some say our miracle happened because
we were the first congregation to publicly
ask intermarrieds to become a part of
our family. We wanted to make
everyone feel at home, complete with
support groups and programs, and
sensitive planning with the blended
family in mind. Because we want to
make sure at Shir Shalom that there is no
such thing as a second class citizen in
Judaism.

Some say the miracle happened because
we started with nothing but an ideal and
refused to settle for anything short of
that ideal. We promised to create a
synagogue responsive to the real needs of
real people in today's world. Those
needs could have been anything from
starting Sunday School at 10 a.m.
because we know that some people like
to "sleep in" on Sundays—to creating specialized programs for
the divorced, to teaching toddlers and their parents what the
symbols of Judaism are and what they mean...on their level.

Temple Shir Shalom is not an institution. It's an extended family
built around a belief that synagogues can be spiritually centered,
honest, warm, and feeling. We kept our promise to be exactly
that...and maybe that's the real miracle in this day and age.

Join us and become part of the miracle that is Temple Shir
Shalom. For membership information, please call Lauri
Nosanchuck or Rabbi Schwartz at 737-8700.

Service Under The Stars
8:00 p.m. Friday, August 11

Join us in the Greek Amphitheater at
Cranbrook School on Lone Pine Road.
(In case of inclement weather, the service
will be held at Temple Shir Shalom.)

TEMPLE

SHIR
SHALOM

A Member of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations

5642 W. Maple Rd. at Orchard Lake Rd. West Bloomfield • 737-8700

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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