Welcome and thanks for your interest in our High Holiday services! Since our synagogue may be different from most synagogues you are familiar with, let me explain some of the things that make us unique.
- Our synagogue is comprised of a wide variety of people – older and young couples, singles, and families. Our members include Jewish people and “kosher-hearted Gentiles” who have a love for the God of Israel and who want to learn more about the Jewish roots of their Faith.
- We believe that God is a Person and that it is possible to know Him in a very personal way. We believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the World. Yeshua is the key that unlocks a close relationship to God, brings the Bible alive, and helps everything start making sense.
- We take the Bible seriously. We accept not only the five books of Moses and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures but also the Brit Chadasha, the New Testament Scriptures, as an inspired and supernatural message that comes from our Creator. We have a “Biblical Worldview” – and that makes all the difference!
- Messianic Judaism is both something old and something new. We are something old because our roots go back 2,000 years and more. Our Messiah and Rabbi was (and is) Jewish. Yeshua’s first followers were Jewish. The writers of the New Testament were Jewish. On the other hand, we are something new because we are not bound by tradition. Where tradition helps us know God and His Word better, we will observe it; where it hinders our knowing God and His Word, we won’t allow it to hold us back. So, if you are Jewish or Gentile, a believer, seeker, or a skeptic, I hope that you join us for the holidays and enjoy the sincerity and warmth of our commitment to the God of our fathers!
We meet at the facilities of Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church, 3600 Telegraph Road, a couple of blocks north of Long Lake on the west side of Telegraph. There is plenty of parking.
Childcare will be provided with lessons for the children.
Schedule of High Holiday Services
September 4: Erev Rosh HaShana, 7:30 p.m.
September 5: Rosh HaShana, 10:30 a.m.
September 13: Erev Yom Kippur, 7:30 p.m.
September 14: Yom Kippur, 10:30 a.m.
September 14: Yom Kippur, 7:15 p.m. closing service. After the service, break the fast with a Chinese dinner. The cost is $8 per person. Registration and payment are due by noon, September 12. To register by mail, send a check payable to Congregation Shema Yisrael; and indicate that it is for breaking the Yom Kippur fast. To register online, Click Here.
September 15: Build and decorate the Sukka, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring leafy branches, flowers, or colorful fruits and vegetables; some food to share (nothing non-kosher please – call if you need to know more); and a desire to be happy and draw closer to the God Who Dwells Among Us on this joyous holiday!
To help you understand how Jewishness and Jesus go together, view my Kosher?/Kosher story at http://shema.com/kosher-kosher-1229/