hey knew they had their work cut out for them
when Aaron and Jennifer Ellenbogen fell more in
love with the 1-acre backyard than the 1963 tri-level
that came with it.
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"We bought the house for the land," says Jennifer. Then
they called Gittleman.
The kitchen was first on their to-do list but dropped quickly
to second when a flood forced a speedy reconditioning of
what is now an all-new playroom. They came right over,
stripped the walls, the floors, took everything out" then
totally refinished everything, from floor to ceiling.
With one job done, the Ellenbogen's invited Gittleman to
move onto the kitchen to not only double its size but
embrace their fantastic view by installing a bank of
windows overlooking the land that first enticed them. All
new cabinetry, granite countertops, hardwood floors, a
cathedral ceiling and a center island make the renewed
heart of the home "the kitchen my husband has always
dreamed of, says Jennifer, acknowledging the serious
cook in the family, Of course, she likes it, too.
Best yet, she noted, was the day-to-day compatibility of the Gittleman tradesmen who were on the job for nearly
5 months — except for a brief time out when Jennifer gave birth to Henry, now 6 months old.
"I felt so comfortable with them," she recalled. "They always let me know what they would be doing, if it might
wake my older son (Jacob, 2 1/2) from a nap." And, they always delivered what they promised, a job well done,
on time and within budget.
Gittleman will be back again soon, Jennifer added, the family room is next in the houseful of projects and that is
according to plan.
"We knew we were going to be redoing everything," she said.
3999 Walnut Lake, West Bloomfield, 48323, (248) 737-
8700. Rabbis: Dannel Schwartz, Michael L. Moskowitz.
Cantorial soloist: Penny Steyer. Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.,
8 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. Saturday baby naming of Zoe and
Noah Charness, children of Amy and Neal Chamess.
CONGREGATION BETH EL
3900 Northfield Parkway, Troy, 48084, (248) 649-4418.
Rabbis: Arnie Sleutelberg, Aaron Starr. Services: Friday
7:45 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
2525 Mark Ave., Windsor. (519) 969-2422. Rabbi: Jeffrey
Ableser. Cantor: Marci Shulman. Services: 5:45 p.m. the
first and last Friday of the month; 8 p.m. intermediate
TEMPLE BETH EL
7400 Telegraph, Bloomfield Township, 48301, (248) 851-
1100. Rabbis: Daniel B. Syme, David Scott Castiglione.
Cantorial soloist: Rachel Gottlieb. Services: Friday 7:30
p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. Sunday 9:30.
CONGREGATION SHIR TIKVAH
2010 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, 48104, (734) 213-8374.
Rabbi: Elliot Ginsburg. Affiliation: Alliance for Jewish
Renewal. Services: Friday night, monthly. Shabbat morn-
ing the second and fourth Saturday each month. Services
are lead by the rabbi and other leaders in the group.
THE BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE
5150 Calkins, Flint, 48532, (810) 720-9494. Rabbi: Karen
Companez. Cantonal soloist: Aleksander Chernyak.
Services: First Friday of the month call for details; all other
Fridays 8 p.m.
28611 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills, 48334, (248) 477-
1410. Rabbi: Tamara Kolton. Founding rabbi: Sherwin T.
Wine. Services: Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL (MIDLAND)
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TEMPLE BETH EMETH
JUST ASK THE ELLENBOGEN'S.
28580 ORCHARD LAKE RD., SUITE 102
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 48334
CONGREGATION BETH EL
TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM
311 S. Park, Traverse City 49684, (231) 946-1913. Rabbi:
Albert Lewis. Rabbi emeritus: Jonathan V. Plaut. Cantorial
soloist: Hannah Diet. Shabbat services 8 p.m. bi-weekly.
TEMPLE BETH EL (FLINT)
Next time you know you've got a lot of projects...or maybe just a little one, rely on Gittleman to do what you
need, when you need it, in a manner you can live with.
502 North Brown Street, Mt. Pleasant 48858, (989) 772-
3324 or (989) 779-0945. Congregational leaders conduct
services throughout the year. Services: Friday 8 p.m.
Shabbat services, holidays, educational events.
2505 Bay City Road, Midland, 48642. Lay service twice
monthly. Contact Stuart Bergstein, (989) 835-4822.
2309 Packard, Ann Arbor, 48104, (734) 665-4744. Rabbi:
Robert D. Levy. Chazzan: Ann Zibelman Rose. Services:
Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. Family service once a
month at 7:30 p.m. replaces 8 p.m. Friday service; call for
BETH ISAAC SYNAGOGUE
2730 Edsel Dr., Trenton, 48183, (734) 675-0355. Services:
Friday 7:30 p.m. Congregational leaders conduct services
throughout the year.
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TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
801 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson 49202, (517) 784-3862.
Rabbi: Jonathan V. Plaut. Rabbi emeritus: Alan Ponn.
Cantorial soloist: Clara Silver. President: Dr. Cathy Glick.
Services: Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. the first
Saturday of the month.
CONGREGATION CHAYE OLAM
4875 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Twp. 48301-2805, (248)
851-7485. Spiritual leader: Cantor Stephen L. Dubov.
Services: Friday 630 p.m.
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.
JEWISH PARENTS INSTITUTE
JCC, 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, 48322, (248) 661-
1000. Director: Marilyn Wolfe. Alternative cultural Jewish
celebrations; secular bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies; adult
programming; cultural Sunday school from nursery
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
WORKMEN'S CIRCLE ARBETER
26341 Coolidge, Oak Park, 48237, (248) 545-0985. Chair:
Arlene Frank. Michigan district director: Ellen R. Bates-
Brackett. Year round holiday observances, Nokh Shabbes
Havdalah once a month; secular bar/bat mitzvah; Sunday
• Invite up to 25 kids
• 1 1/2 hours in the play area
• 1/2 hour in the party room
• Free invitations and paper
• Pizza, goodie bags & balloons
available at an additional charge
28373 Beck Road, Building H
Beck Business Center
Wixom, Michigan 48393
14450 W. 10 Mile, Oak Park, 48237, (248) 967-4020.
Rabbi: Joseph P. Klein. Cantor emeritus: Norman Rose.
Shlichei Tzibor: Steve Klaper and Judy Lewis. Services:
Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. Friday, Installation
Shabbat. Saturday wedding blessing of Nicole Friedman
and Eric Sidman.
5725 Walnut Lake, West Bloomfield, 48323, (248) 661-
5700. Rabbis: Harold S. Loss, Paul M. Yedwab, Joshua L.
Bennett, Marla Hornsten, Jennifer A. Tisdale. Cantor:
Michael Smolash. Cantorial soloist: Neil Michaels.
Services: Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. Minyan
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.; Sunday 9 am. Friday, instal-
lation of Rabbi Tisdale. Baby naming of Kelsey Faye Young,
daughter of Amy and Roger Young; Hugo Reuben Brodsky,
son of Shed Lee and Dennis Brodsky.
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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.
CONGREGATION SHAAREY ZEDEK
1924 Coolidge, East Lansing 48823, (517) 351-3570.
Rabbi Emeritus: Morton Hoffman. Rabbi: Richard Baroff.
Services: Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9 am.
KETER TORAH SYNAGOGUE
5480 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, (248) 681-
3665. Rabbi: Michael Cohen. Chazzan: Ben Zion Ben
Shimon. Services: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m., 8:40
p.m. Monday and Thursday 7 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
P.O. Box 251574, West Bloomfield, 48325, (248) 855-
5007. Cantor: Ben Zion Lanxner. Services: Saturday 9 a.m.
Services held at Hadassah House, 5030 Orchard Lake
Road, West Bloomfield.
6710 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, 48322, (248) 661-2999.
Rabbi: Avie Shapiro. Services: Services: Sunday-Thursday
Minchah 5:15 p.m.; Maariv follows daily hour of Phlag
Friday and Saturday, 6:20 p.m.; Maariv after Phlag.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:15 am.
21100 W. 12 Mile, Southfield, 48076, (248) 386-1625.
Services: During the school year, morning services at 7:30
am.; afternoon services at 2:40 p.m. The community is