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August 05, 1994 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-08-05

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You don't have
to wander

Shir Shalom is breaking ground on August 28, and you're invited.

Moses and our ancestors crossed the Red Sea and
spent 40 years wandering before reaching their
home. That was a miracle. Temple Shir Shalom
took only six years. On August 28, 4:30 p.m., we'll
break ground for our new home. Now, that's a
miracle. Why have we grown so fast in such a short
time? Because we're focussed on our mission, on
meaning, and on a belief that miracles happen.

Shir Shalom is not for everyone. It's for those who
want their temple to help make life more
understandable, more peaceful, more satisfying,
and more spiritual. It's a temple where both
children and adults can find meaning in Jewish
traditions, customs, and history—not just facts to
memorize or rituals to perform by rote. It's a
temple with a rabbi who doesn't just sermonize,
but who invites interaction with worshippers.

Shir Shalom is for the individualist. The parent who
doesn't want his or her child to be part of a crowd.

'That's why we guarantee single Bar or Bat
Mitzvah dates to each child who enrolls in our

school. So that that child knows that he or she is
special. And feels a sense of individual

• It's also why we have once - a - week Hebrew school

(on Monday, Wednesday, or Sunday). Because we
realize that children and families have so many
commitments in their lives.

• And, why Shir Shalom has a fish, a question and-


answer period, at the conclusion of every service.
So that personal concerns and questions about
the mysteries of our faith can be addressed.

Because of our desire to create a feeling of family
and our appreciation for the uniqueness of each
member, Shir Shalom will limit the size of its
membership. That way, our members will never feel
like they're just a number, or a face in the crowd.
Our riew building was designed to accommodate
only one sitting for the High Holy Days and
Kiddush reception after Erev Rosh Hashanah.
So the whole congregation can meet, greet, and get
to know each other—just like we do now.



If you believe in individuality, if you want to feel
like part of a family ... and a dream, if you want to
experience the beginning of a temple's history—and
don't want that temple to be too big or too small,
but just right, what better time to become a part of
the Shir Shalom family?

For membership information or if you want to
experience Shir Shalom personally by coming to our
prospective members' tea, please call Carol Ogusky,
Rick Smith, or Rabbi Dannel Schwartz at 737-8700.






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