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This Week’s Events

Tuesday, November 05
Election Day

Wednesday, November 06
4:15 pm    Kivunim

Thursday, November 07
6:30 pm    Board Meeting

Saturday,November 09
10:00 am    Saturday Morning Service
11:00 am   Tot Shabbat
1:00 pm    Magic within the Mundane

Sunday, November 10
10:00 am   Kivunim
1:00 pm   Meditation

Monday, November 11
Veterans Day

Newsletter Deadline

Event Details

Jewish Meditation and Spiritual Support  Rabbi Michael Zimmerman  Sundays, 1:00-2:00 pm  Together we will form a circle of spiritual support to develop and enhance our meditation practice and cultivate tools for dealing with life’s challenges, healing body and soul, and deepening spiritual awareness. We will draw from both traditional texts and contemporary Jewish spiritual teachings, selected and adapted to the needs of the participants.

Magic Within the Mundane: The Mystic Vision of Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Rabbi Michael Zimmerman   Saturday, November 9, 1:00 pm    Friday, November 15, 2:00 pm    Friday, November 22, 2:00 pm   With his poetic love of language, delicious humor, and keen eye for the miraculous within everyday life, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner has opened up a new world of spiritual understanding for countless readers, Jews and non-Jews alike. His deceptively simple writings make the profound mysteries of the Kabbalah accessible, while liberating these traditions from their founders’ politically and religiously conservative agenda. We will read excerpts from Rabbi Kushner’s various writings in order to better understand his worldview and how it can inform our daily experience.

Join us!

Soup and Shmooze  Sunday November 24:  Linda Brundage, executive director of the Michigan Coalition to End Gun Violence will speak at the home of Kirsten Fermaglich and Jonathon Gold.  Potluck dinner at 6:30 and presentation at 7:30.

Hadassah Book Club –  Wednesday, December 04, 2019, 12:30 at KI.  Brown bag vegetarian or dairy lunch.  Our book for this meeting is The Book of Israela by Rena Blumenthal, in which an unreliable narrator paints a picture of contemporary Israel and explores Abrahamic monotheism.

Soup and Schmooze –   December 15  6:30 pm pot luck and 7:30 pm presentation.  Will be at the home of Stan and Toba Kaplowitz.   Lihi Lahat, visiting professor from Israel at MSU  will talk about “How do Israelis use Their Time?

Community Events

The Lansing Jewish Federation invites everyone to our  kickoff of the 2019-2020 campaign. Saturday night, November 9th at 7PM.  At  Shaarey ZedekWe will celebrate the reorganization of the Federation with our theme for this year:  Jewish Youth, the Future of Our People – Here in Lansing, In Israel and Throughout the World.  We will also  introduce a new  program that some people may  choose to fund.  Project Rozana – Building peace between Israelis and Palestinians, through care for children from West Bank and Gaza in Israeli hospitals.  Local cooks will prepare Jewish dishes from around the Jewish World.   After a brief program, we will be treated to a Concert by the world renown Clarinetist Guy Yehuda, first clarinetist of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Music at Michigan State University. Come!  Enjoy good food!  Enjoy good fellowship!  Enjoy beautiful music! And support important Jewish programs  here at home and around the world.   Please RSVP to Amy Shapiro at 517-381-3237 or amyjshapiro6@gmail.com.

2019 Global Day of Jewish Lerning – Join Reconstructing Judaism on Sunday, November 17, 2019  online for a live-streamed talk with Rabbi David. A. Teutsch, Ph.D.    The Global Day of Jewish Learning is a project to unite Jewish communities across the world through study of our shared texts. The learning-events are live-streamed for those not near enough to attend. This year’s Global Day theme is “Speaking Volumes”. From ancient arguments to modern meanings, from raising our voices to remaining silent, people the world over will explore how and why words matter.

Talk by Naomi Chazan:  Professor Naomi Chazan, former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and a leading Israeli human rights activist, will speak in Ann Arbor on A Shared Struggle: Democratic Values in Israel and America. Sunday, November 24, 7pm at Beth Israel Congregation, 2000 Washtenaw. Ann Arbor, MI.

COMMUNITY KUGEL BAKEOFF  –  Sponsored by Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PJ library fund $10 to enter a kugel $5 per adult to sample kugel.  Kugel bakers  get in free.  Who: Anyone in the Community  When: December 8, 2019 6PM.  Where: Shaarey Zedek Davis Family Social hall.   See Sharrey Zedek Announcements for details.  To taste the yummy kugel entries please come join us on December 8th at 6pm  Salad and desert will also be served to make it a meal.  We look forward to seeing everyone for an evening of good food and fun.  All kugels must be made either dairy or parve no meat or meat biproducts.

Heartland Klezmorim Hanukkah concert – Saturday, December 21 at  7 pm, Heartland Klezmorim will be presenting a Hanukkah show at the Robin Theatre in Lansing. Here is a link to the Robin Theatre.  https://www.therobintheatre.com/   Robin Theatre, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI


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