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Spirituality

TRUST YOUR AFFAIR
TO THE FINEST
CATERER

SYNAGOGUES FROM PAGE 49

TEMPLE KOL AMI

5085 Walnut Lake, West Bloomfield, 48323, (248) 661-
0040. Rabbi: Norman T. Roman. Rabbi emeritus: Ernst J.
Conrad. Cantorial soloist: Susan Greener. Services: Friday 8
p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m.

CLASSIC CUISINE

CONGREGATION SHAAREY ZEDEK

Approved by Council of Orthodox Rabbis

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• Weddings
• Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
• Showers
• Banquets
• Anniversaries
• Reunions
• Birthdays
•- Etc.

1924 Coolidge, East Lansing 48823, (517) 351-3570.
Rabbi Emeritus: Morton Hoffman. Rabbi: Richard Baroff.
Cantor: Pamela Jordan Schiffer. Services: Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.

TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM

3999 Walnut Lake, West Bloomfield, 48323, (248) 737-
8700. Rabbis: Dannel Schwartz, Michael L Moskowitz.
Cantorial soloist: Penny Steyer. Services: Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 11 a.m. Friday bat mitzvah of Mari Emma
Landis, daughter of the late Susan Zussman, Jeff and
Molly Landis, Joan and Mike Sussman. Saturday bar mitz-
vah of Joshua Reed Smith, son of Kate and Rick Smith.

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248.661-4050

3900 Northfield Parkway, Troy, 48084, (248) 649-4418.
Rabbi: Arnie Sleutelberg. Services: Friday 7:45 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. Friday, renewal service.

SECULAR Huraminsanc

THE BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE

28611 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills, 48334, (248) 477-
1410. Rabbis: Tamara Kolton, Adam Chalom. Founding
rabbi: Sherwin T. Wine. Services: Friday 8 p.m. Saturday
5 p.m.

JEWISH CULTURAL SOCIETY

Farmington Hills

805880

2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor, 48108-2301, (734)
975-9872. Board president: Karla Rice. School principal:
Ramona Brand. Shabbat services first Friday of every
month 7:30 p.m.; cultural Jewish celebrations, secular
bar/bat mitzvah programming, cultural Sunday school.

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JCC, 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, 48322, (248)
661-1000. Director: Marilyn Wolfe. Alternative cultural
Jewish celebrations; secular bar/bat mitzvah cere-
monies; adult programming; cultural Sunday school
from nursery through teen.

SHOLEM ALEICHEM INSTITUTE

28690 Southfield, Suite 293, Lathrup Village, 48076,
(248) 423-4406. Co-presidents: Alva Dworkin, May
Moskowitz. Holiday observances; Friday night oneg
Shabbat; cultural events.

WORKMEN'S CIRCLE ARBETER
RING

(price does not
include tax
or gratuities)

Soup, Early Bird Entree,
Dessert Sr Coffee
Mon. - Fri. 4pm - 6pm (not 6:01)

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Chair: Arlene Frank. Michigan district director: Ellen R.
Bates-Brackett. Year round holiday observances, Nokh
Shabbes Havdalah once a month; secular bar/bat mitz-
vah; Sunday school.

803560

5480 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, (248) 681-
3665. Rabbi: Michael Cohen. Services: Friday at candle-
lighting time; Saturday 9 a.m., Minchah 1 1/4 hours
before the end of Shabbat; Sunday 9 a.m.; Monday 7
a.m.; Wednesday 9 p.m., Thursday 7 a.m., 9 p.m.

TRADITIONAL

B'NAI DAVID

6346 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 100, West Bloomfield,
48322, (248) 855-5007. Cantor: Ben-Zion Lanxner.
Services: Saturday 9 a.m.

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6710 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, 48322, (248) 661-
2999. Rabbi: Avie Shapiro. Services: Saturday and
Sunday 9:15 a.m. Minchah Monday-Friday 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday 1:30 p.m. Maariv Monday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.

YES H IVAT AKIVA

21100 W. 12 Mile, Southfield, 48076 (248) 386-1625.
Services: During the school year, morning services at
7:30 a.m.; afternoon services at 2:40 p.m. The commu-
nity is invited.

Torah Portion

Family And Community
Ensure Jewish Survival

begins with the final plagues being
brought upon Egypt and with
Pharaoh's heart hardened. The tide
begins to turn, however, when Pharaoh
inquires of Moses who will go from
Egypt, should he allow anyone to go.
Pharaoh wishes that only the men
he book of Exodus begins
should go (Exodus 1 0: 1 1).
with an accounting of "sons
Moses refused, telling Pharaoh, "We
of Israel who came to Egypt
will all go, young and old; we will go
with Jacob" (Exodus 1: 1).
with our sons and daughters, our flocks
The Jewish Publication Society
and herds ..." (Exodus 1 0:8). For Moses
chose to translate b'nai yisrael as "sons"
and the people, a few leaving while
of Israel, when it is usually translated as
others were left behind was not accept-
"children" of Israel referring to the peo-
able. They came as a family,
ple as a whole. That choice
a
community, and that is
was made, I believe, because
how
they would leave.
of the phrase that follows the
Jews
continued to live
words b'nai yisrael: ish dveito
with
this
type of community
bdu, "each coming with his
mentality
for centuries.
household."
Though
often
forced by out-
This phrase is significant
side
authorities,
Jews lived in
because without it, we could
corporate
communities
that
assume that the sons of Jacob
upheld
corporate
responsi-
came down to Egypt alone,
bility. Each community
leaving behind family and
assured
that the needs of its
household workers. By
JENNIFER
people
were
met. Whether
including those three addi-
TISDALE
those
needs
were
medical,
tional words, we are informed
KROLL
financial
or
religious,
institu-
that the Israelites went down
Special to the
tions
were
established
to
to Egypt as a group, a collec-
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maintain
the
dignity
of
both
tion of households, a family.
the
individuals
within
the
After the death of Joseph
community and the community as a
and the generation that arrived in
whole. They faithfully upheld the rab-
Egypt, the Israelites continued to build
binic axiom of kol am yisrael eruvim ze
up their households and families. The
b'ze, "all the people of Israel are respon-
Torah tells us that in Egypt, the
sible for one another."
Israelites were "fertile and multiplied"
Hillel, through the text of the
so much so that they spread through-
Mishnah,
reminds us that we "should
out the land (Exodus 1:7). In Egypt, as
not separate ourselves from the com-
in the land of Canaan, they fulfilled
munity.".Through the experience of
the commandment of Peru u'rvu, to be
our ancestors revealed in the text of
fruitful and multiply, and u'kivshuha,
Shemot and Bo, this lesson is taught.
conquer the land. Their diligent fulfill-
Hillel continues, "and let all who labor
ment of these commandments made
with the community labor with them
Pharaoh uneasy. He saw in the
for the sake of Heaven."
Israelites a community that was strong
We should care for each other and
in numbers and strong in faith —
take responsibility for one another not
bound together by a common history
just for the sake of historical continuity
and united by a family network.
or the health of our communities. We
Pharaoh was threatened, and he
must be eruvin ze b'ze, responsible for
reacted by enslaving the people. This
one another because that is the way
did not hinder their strength or their
God intended us to live. We must live
growth. We are assured by the words of
this way for God, for by doing so, we
the Torah that "the more they were
praise God's name. ❑
oppressed, the more they increased and
spread out." Though this did not win
them any popularity contests with the
Egyptians, they remained resolute in
their commitment to family and com-
How can we uphold this high
munity.
standard
of community responsi-
In this week's portion, the Israelites
bility in our own lives? How do
are finally relieved of the centuries of
we contribute to the health of our
slavery that they endured. The portion
communities? Are we using our
Jennifer Tisdale Kroll is the rabbinic
community resources to their
intern at Temple Israel. Her e-mail
fullest potential?
address is rebjt@aol.com

Shabbat Bo;
Exodus 10:1-13:16•
Jeremiah 46•13-28.

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