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High Holiday Schedule 

Yom Kippur 5780 – G’mar Hatima Tova!
Tuesday, Oct. 8th

7:00pm – Kol Nidre (daycare provided)
Wednesday, Oct. 9th
9:00am – Yom Kippur Morning (daycare provided)
3:00pm – Meditation
4:00pm – Yom Kippur Afternoon (daycare provided)
7:15pm – Break The Fast
Community-Led, Family-Friendly Services – No Tickets Required. All are Welcome!

KI is collecting Food for the needy during the High Holidays
We encourage all to bring  a bag for food and a  contribution to Mazon.  Please bring them to Kol Nidre or daytime Yom Kippur services.  The Lansing Food will pick them up, so please bring your  contributions into the building.   Bags for collecting food, along with instructions and envelope for Mazon will be in the hall entrance.
L’Shanah Tovah,  Stan Kaplowitz

This Week’s Events

Tuesday, Oct. 8th
7:00pm – Kol Nidre (daycare provided)

Wednesday, October 9
9:00am – Yom Kippur Morning (daycare provided)
3:00pm – Meditation
4:00pm – Yom Kippur Afternoon (daycare provided)
7:15pm – Break The Fast

Saturday, October 12
Saturday Morning Service  10 am
Tot Shabbat 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, October 13
Kivunim
Erev Sukkot

Monday, October 14
Office Closed
Sukkot
Greatbooks 2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 15
Office Closed
Sukkot
Event Details

Great Books –  October 14, at 2:00 PM, at KI.  We will be discussing the first three stories in our new book, “50 Great Short Stories,” edited by Milton Crane:  “The Garden Party,” by Katherine Mansfield; “The Three-Day Blow,” by Ernest Hemingway; and “The Standard of Living,” by Dorothy Parker.

Daniel Glickman Memorial Fund Camp Scholarship Fundraiser – Jonny Kalt’s mitzvah project.  Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019.  Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  Blaze Pizza  300 N. Clippert Street. Lansing, MI.  Must bring flier to get credit for KI Fundraiser. Please contact Katherine or Sara for flier,

Soup in the Sukkah. – Sunday, October 20th, 12:15 pm-2:30 pm   Come celebrate the end of Sukkot with us at the annual Soup in the Sukkah! You can bring your own soup to share (all food must be vegetarian) or simply come to sample the delicious dishes cooked up by members of the community. We can’t wait to see you there!  During Soup in the Sukkah this year, the Tikkun Olam committee will sponsor an event to write letters to elected officials about the detention of refugees and immigrants at the southern border.  Drop by the letter writing station in the back of the social hall at any time during the event to learn more about the issue and/or write a letter expressing your belief that the US should welcome immigrants and refugees.

Yizkor for Sukkot-Shemini Atzeret – Monday, October 21, 6:00pm
Please join us to honor our loved ones and to remember the KI members who are no longer with us.

Hadassah Book Club –  Due to difficulties in finding October’s book at an affordable price, we have changed October’s book.  At the October 23, 2019, meeting of the Hadassah Book Club we will be discussing Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan. L.R.Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:30 at KI   Brown bag vegetarian or dairy lunch.  Discussion Leader:  Beverly Wiener.

Intergenerational Simchat Torah Celebration  –  Tuesday, October 22, 6:00pm
We invite young and old alike to celebrate with us as we complete an old cycle of Torah readings and immediately make the leap across time from the end of the Israelite’s long wilderness journey back to the creation of the world. Dancing, singing, and happy prayer.

Jewish Meditation and Spiritual Support  Rabbi Michael Zimmerman  Sundays beginning October 27, 1:00-2:00pm  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 2, 1:00pm    Saturday, November 9, 1:00pm    Friday, November 15, 2:00pm    Friday, November 22, 2:00pm
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!

Community Events

Thursday October 24th 7:00-9:00 PM The Kellogg Center Auditorium
“A Jewish Journey in the White House and Beyond,” Sarah Hurwitz.  In this wide-ranging discussion with Professor Laura Yares, Sarah Hurwitz will discuss her recently-published book, Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life – in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There). She’ll talk about what led her to engage in deep Jewish learning and what she discovered during her journey. Sarah will also share stories and lessons learned from her career as a political speechwriter and provide tips for effective speechwriting and communication. From 2009 to 2017, Sarah Hurwitz served as a White House speechwriter, first as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then ashead speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Prior to working in the White House, she was the chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign, as well as Deputy Chief Speechwriter for Senator John Kerry and General Wesley Clark during the 2004 Presidential campaign cycle. Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. There will be complimentary copies of Hurwitz’s book available at event.

Comedian Rabbi Bob Alper    New Stand-Up Comedy Show   Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:00 Pm:  Afterglow to follow.  Tickets:  $15.00 Adult ~ $10 student.  Congregation Shaarey Zedek 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing, MI