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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-05-08

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Israeli

Why we and everyone should Walk For Israel: Genesis 11:3 says concerning
Israel and the Jewish people, "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse
him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Please join us on Sunday, May 18th as we Walk for Israel"
Bruce D. Burwell, Senior Pastor
Dr. Monoseta C. Burwell, Pastor
Light of the World Christian Center, West Bloomfield, Michigan

For more information, please visit www.walkforisrael.org

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May 8 • 2014

Community Center in West Bloomfield,
often in partnership with other groups.
`An Evening of Appreciation:' a dinner
honoring the Silberbergs for nearly 40
years of service, will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21, at the Sheraton
Novi Hotel. Rabbi Benjamin Blech, an
acclaimed educator, author and lecturer,
is the featured speaker. He has been
involved in negotiating the return of pre-
cious Judaica held by the Vatican.

early 40 years ago, Rabbi
Elimelech and Chaya Sarah
Silberberg packed up their
lives and the first two of their 10 chil-
dren to, as the rabbi recently put it,
"bring light to West Bloomfield"
They were a couple on a mission,
emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel
Schneerson. And what began in 1974 as Early Years
a handful of families gathering to pray
Rabbi Silberberg, 64, grew up in the
in rented space has grown into the Sara Bronx, received his smichah (rabbinic
and Morris Tugman Bais Chabad Torah ordination) from Mesivta Torah Vodaas
Center (BCTC) of West Bloomfield.
in 1971, and continued his post-rabbin-
"In the old days, we had to knock on
ical studies at Chabad headquarters in
neighborhood doors to get a minyan,"
Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
recalls Rabbi Naftali Silberberg, 38,
"Soft-spoken and kind beyond words,
Chabad's Jewish Learning Institute edi-
he is not only learned, but in the par-
tor-in-chief and one of the Silberberg
lance of Judaic scholars, he is a Talmidei
children.
Chacham [Torah scholar]" says Martin
Those days are long over. Today,
Goodman of West Bloomfield, son of
Shabbat services at Bais Chabad typi-
Sara and Morris Tugman, for whom
cally attract 150 people.
the shul is named. "Rabbi Silberberg's
"An exciting part of our growth in
love of Torah is reflected not only in the
scholarly texts he's published, but also
recent years has been the influx of
in the small, day-to-day kindnesses that
young couples and families who have
define him"
joined" said Rabbi Shneur Silberberg,
BCTC associate rabbi and outreach
Chaya Sarah also has contributed
director. "A highlight of Shabbos is to to the growth of the community with
see the line of strollers in the lobby and her open door and caring heart. She
to watch parents trying (usually unsuc- hosts dozens of people at her Shabbos
cessfully) to keep their small children
table every week, and is a gifted teacher
quiet in shul."
with an eye on the modern world. She
BCTC also is well known for spear-
is a correspondent for Ask the Rabbi
heading community holiday events,
on Chabad.org and a well-known
including the Jewish New Year Sherrill
speaker, able to link contemporaneous
Berman Shofar Factory, Chanukah
events to Torah teachings.
Wonderland and the pre-Passover
"Chaya Sarah combines brilliance
Bloom Matzah Factory at the Jewish
with being down to Earth — and is

Why We Walk For

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Annie Lehman
Special to the Jewish News

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