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January 17, 2003 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-01-17

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Staff Writer

oar might have to
sweep a bit of the
dust aside or bring a
folding chair. but the
congregants of the Shul.Chabad
Lubuitch are determined to
open their new building in West
Bloomfield for Rosh Hashanah

For the first stage of a Lubavitch campus project,

the new

Shul opens for Rosh Hashanah services.

Lae last week construction
crews still were working to com-
plete the building's interior.
Regardless of
this race to be
finished. High
Holiday serv-
ices will he
held in the
building at
6890 W.
Drake and
Rabbi Bikers.',-
Halsted, in

The synagogue is fulfillment
of a lifelong dream for Rabbi
Kuriel Shemtov and his wife.
sty. 'Both of us grew up know-
ing rhis is what we Wanted to
do." she arid.

For the past eight years. the
Shemrovs held services and pro-
their West Bloomfield
a at High Holiday servic-
es at the nearby Jewish
Community Center.
•hc new building will allow
them to expand their holiday
programming. Shahbatons and
Shabbat dinners. and programs
for children.


'The new Shul is a place we
can expand our services and
make people feel at home —
comfortable." said Rabbi
Sherntov. 'That's our goal."
Two-hundred families have
joined services and programs at
the Shul over the year, he said.
Congregant Marilyn
Newman, 4•, of Farmington
Hills, who has a husbar

disrunes th
Sbuli design with congy
Marilyn Newman.

Mtfun,' of du Shur, near: building on the Lubauitch Foundation drieloprnent on
Maple. bent,-, brisk and Hillard. in WTI Bloomfield

two children, belonged to two syna-
gogues before changing to the Shul
several years ago. "This is home. I
finally found 2 place where we
belong." she said.
'It's exciting to SC(' this new beau-
tiful building, she said while look-
ing around the Shad's unfinished
interior. 'It's a good feeling to be a
part of the Shul. a place where you
don't feel like an outsider.

Not Just A Shut

The 40-acre Chabad-Lubavitch
Campus of Living Judaism will
include the Shul: the Jack and
Miriam Shenkman Educational
Center that will house the Michigan
Jewish Institute. 2 four-year accredit-
ed college now operating in Oak
Park: and the EMS712 LuarofT
St:haver I.ibrary.

"The Shul was built with the idea
of outreach for all the unaffiliated
who arc not very involved in
Judaism." says Rabbi Short°,
'The Shul is for every Jess• and
therefore everyone is welcome. No
affiliation is necessary." he says.
The campus will also house the
"les a place where black hatters
NI..., old,' Friendship Center.
meet blue 'Kane.," says congregant
—. • Wolf, 42, of West Bloomfield.
and Yam Kippur

rgYnagoguc i
opens its doors to faithfu/

All faiths
to pay visit
to The Shul

By land Sugarneli

TOVntSBXP — When Saz
walks into t.
new synagogue. 7,/
Tie ShuL he is rearm
ancient tents in the desert,
'It's a soaring edifice,"
t Bloomfield resident
said- 'It's an all-natural
There's rota lot of
materials. but when:Am sued
them. it gives eau a 7 ,7
uplifting and spiritual tech.*"

1c or
" pWk"....
L a b,
the first building
built 'or: the 4.-acrc
itch Campus of l_iving
. West Bloomfield.
the Jewish Como:Rini-


''' coniPlotedi
buildi ~ cs housing
educational ins auti
tncludinst the Mithison le%ish
Institute — which will grant
four-year delves,
The Shul will h one.
visitor daisy faith in time for
the Jewish high ImIS
h'eb begin at sundown
v. h Rosh Hashanah
everyone who
like. 2:7 of their rell-

g "' • " '

Rabbi Nasrie' Slleatov

new s ynagogue.

The Mat


w i ll be open m

time /of free High Hc•

Servicps for anYor



'A Rabbi Kasrlel

see TEMPLE. Thatc7D

talks about the

Rabbi Kaariel Shemtoc playfully offered to help out with

the lanctscapinOnt

told It would be ready In time for the opening of the West Bloomfield synagogue.

The Shul Was made pouihIc
through major donors: Martin and
Phyllis Abel of West Bloomfield:
Emma Lazaroff Schauer of
Southfield; Jack and Miriam
Shenkman of Farmington Hills:
George and Vivian Dean of
Bloomfield Hills: Lois Nichamin of
Miami and her late husband, Larry
Nichamin; Doreen Hermelin of
Bingham Farms and her late hus-
band. David Hermdin: and the late
Norman and Esther Allan.
The land for the camp u s was pur-
chased through the Lubarstch

e who wishes to attend

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