Schedule of Services: April 2015 - May 2015


Continuing a community tradition, members of Temple Beth Israel and Temple Beth El are invited to join in a community Seder at the Saginaw Country Club. The March Newsletter had more details.

Although the Saginaw Country Club charges $46 per dinner and $11 per child, thanks to a grant from the Ravitz Foundation, the subsidized cost to Temple members will be only $20 per adult, and $10 for each child age 5-12. Children 4 and under are no charge. Non members and guests will be charged the full $46/$11 per person.

Time is short! Reservations must be made by March 30. This year we will NOT be taking money or accommodating additional guests at the door, so please send your check payable to Temple Beth Israel to Temple Beth Israel at 2300 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708-6309. Your check must be received by March 30 to confirm your reservation. Sorry, refunds cannot be issued once the final count is submitted to the Club. When you arrive, your names will simply be checked on the list. We hope to see you there!

April 17/18: Rabbi Bahle Weekend

Friday: April 17, Potluck @ 6:30PM. Mary Graiver, organizer. Please contact Mary at mmg@svsu.edu or 631-8977 and let her know how many are coming, and what you plan to bring.


Light Candles, C. Messing

Take Out Torah: A. Potoff, Aliyah: Rabbi Bahle to Assign.

Read Parsha Selection in English-R. Salinger

Hagbah/Gelilah: Carol and Shelly Messing

April 18: Discussion with Rabbi Bahle @ 10AM

Bagel Brunch to Follow: Hosted by Mary and Dan Graiver

May 1: Friday 7:30PM

Leader: R. Salinger

English Readings: A. Canvasser

Light Candles: M. Graiver

Take Out Torah: S. Frohm, Aliyah: A. Potoff

Read Parsha Achrei Mot-Kedoshim and D’Var Torah: D. Waldman

Host Families: Salinger/Canvasser

May 15/16: Rabbi Bahle Weekend.

Friday, May 15, Potluck @ 6:30PM. Anne Canvasser, organizer. Please contact Anne at anmamo@aol.com or 631-2201 and let her know how many are coming, and what you plan to bring.

Light Candles: S. Salinger

Take Out Torah: M. Stein, Aliyah: Rabbi Bahle to Assign.

Read Parsha Selection in English: C. Messing

Hagbah/Gelilah: Johanna and Stu Frohm

May 16: Discussion With Rabbi Bahle @ 10AM.

Bagel brunch to follow: hosted by Sharon & Rudy Salinger

May 29: Friday 7:30PM-Yizkor Service

Leader: S. Messing

English Readings: M. Graiver

Light Candles: J. Potoff

Take Out Torah: J. Bartner, Aliyah: D. Waldman

Read Parsha Nasso and D’Var Torah: R. Salinger

Host Families: Messing/Bartner

May 31 Sunday, 7 PM – Temple Beth El Annual General Meeting. More details to follow.

Interfaith Dialogue April 19.

The board of Mid-Michigan Interfaith invites you to attend its upcoming Interfaith Dialogue Symposium at Apple Mountain on Sunday, April 19. The event will consist of keynote addresses, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, a group lunch and dinner, a panel discussion, and an interfaith prayer service

Following dinner that evening, all attendees will enjoy an interfaith concert featuring several exciting musicians. Six13, a popular Jewish a capella group from New York will perform as the concert's final act. Participants can attend for the entire day ($75) or for the afternoon only ($49). Please note that meals and the concert are included in your registration fee. A registration form and full details can be found at www.midmichinterfaith.org

The event's organizers are also actively seeking members of the Jewish community to serve as lay leaders during the Interfaith Prayer Service that will be held prior to dinner.

More information about this group is available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vzys4mabgf4xazu/AAAvvE29JsKt8T-LGiT2R3kNa?dl=0

Presentation by Holocaust survivor at SVSU, Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 PM

SVSU Hillel has scheduled the appearance of Holocaust survivor, Martin Lowenberg, at SVSU. Mr. Lowenberg, now 87 years old, was born five years before Adolf Hitler came into power. When he was 15 years old he was separated from his family and taken to the Kaiserwald concentration camp. Mr. Lowenberg now lives in Southfield and is featured in the book “Living Witnesses: Triumph over Tragedy” by photographer Monni Must of Sylvan Lake. He visits the Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills every Wednesday to share his story.

Hillel at SVSU extends an invitation to all to join us in hearing Mr. Lowenberg’s amazing story on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:30PM in the Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms A-C.

Please RSVP by April 15 to me, memarcus@svsu.edu or our advisor, Merry Jo Brandimore at mjbrand@svsu.edu so we can appropriately plan for seating. In addition, I invite you to contact either of us if you have any questions.

Sincerely, Mimi Marcus, President of Hillel at Saginaw Valley State University