Mary Ellen Gurewitz

  • rsvped +2 for Passover 2019 2019-04-07 08:12:35 -0400

    Passover 2019!

    NOTE: We have reached capacity for our seder RSVPs! If you would like to be put on a waitlist to attend, please email 

    The RCD-T’chiyah Second Seder will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Mondry Building (15000 W 10 Mile, Oak Park). Come at 5:30 PM, because our seder starts at 6:00 pm sharp! 

    The seder will be led by Rabbi Alana Alpert and will be traditional in structure yet timely in content -- an accessible, meaningful, musical experience for all who attend!  (Watch this space for more description of the seder content.)

    Because the maximum capacity for seating is 80, the planning team is providing RCD and T’chiyah members the chance to reserve their spots first. We need your RSVP (you and any family members and non-member friends you are bringing) absolutely no later than April 6, 2019.   We need a final accurate count on April 6 so that we can open the Seder up to (other) non-members who may wish to attend.  

    Use the form below to RSVP. Non-members are welcome to RSVP at any point, but will be placed on a wait list until April 7, when we know the numbers and can add to the RCD and T'chiyah participants with others interested. If you're looking to join T'chiyah, check out our membership details on our website.

    Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to a lovely collaborative Seder! For more information, support, or to sign-up to volunteer, please email our remarkable "Rosh Passover," Roz Schindler at
    April 20, 2019 at 6pm
    Mondry Building
    15000 W 10 Mile Rd
    Oak Park, MI 48237
    United States
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  • donated via 2019-04-01 13:39:00 -0400

    April 7: Concert & Brunch with Klezmer Masters

    Congregation T'chiyah and the Workmen's Circle-Arbeter Ring of Michigan invite you to... 

    Wake Up & Sing with HOT PSTROMI!

    Join us at the International Institute of Metro Detroit at 11 AM on Sunday, April 7 for a brunch concert with the world-renowned HOT PSTROMI, featuring Yale Strom on violin, Elizabeth Schwartz on vocals and Tallulah Strom on guitar. HOT PSTROMI will treat us to a delectable selection of traditional Yiddish songs, klezmer tunes, Hasidic melodies and more -- including material that the band collected while conducting ethnographic fieldwork with Jewish and Roma communities of Eastern Europe!

    Proceeds of the event will benefit T'chiyah & the Workmen's Circle, allowing both of our heimish (homey) communities to continue to support meaningful, ruachdike Yiddishkayt (spirited Jewishness/Jewish culture!) in Metro Detroit. 

    As space is limited, we ask that you RSVP by purchasing your ticket HERE by March 31! 

    Pay-what-you-can according to our sliding scale model. Feel free to pay in-between the stated rates. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds -- please contact Jake Ehrlich at with any questions!

    • $72.00 Tzedakah Rate
      Give what you can to help to sustain our shared mission of building accessible, meaningful, progressive Jewish community!

    • $54.00 Supporter Rate
      Spare that extra half-shekel to help subsidize someone else's ticket!

    • $36.00 Standard Rate
      This is the real cost of entry per person, taking into account compensating our talent, staff, volunteers, and other expenses. 

    • $18.00 Subsidized Rate
      Available thanks to the generosity of people willing to pay extra!

    To purchase multiple "tickets," please enter the total amount of your donation (for example, two tickets at the $36 rate = a donation of $72) and email Jake Ehrlich at the name(s) of your plus-one(s).

    [Please note that the actual cost of the event is $36 per person. Dollars donated above the $36 mark are a tax-deductible donation to Congregation T'chiyah. Earnings above our expenses will be distributed between Congregation T'chiyah and Workmen's Circle-Arbeter Ring of Michigan. Congregation T'chiyah and Workmen's Circle-Arberter Ring are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.]  

    We're all looking forward to seeing you soon! Note that there is on-site parking available and that metered street parking is free on Sundays. The International Institute is a wheelchair-accessible building, and we will be gathering on the first floor. We hope to record and livestream this event, barring technical difficulties. Please email Jake Ehrlich at for any questions!

    This event is made possible in part by a grant from the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation.