e pride ourselves on an active and engaged membership. The following are some of the many ways you can get involved and contribute to our shul and our community.
Young Israel of Southfield has a strong and vibrant membership. Joining the shul as a member is an important part of being part of the community. Membership fees enable the synagogue to provide the community with a full range of services year-round. Please see the Membership page for forms and instructions.
The shul’s committees include Finance, Programming, and Membership, among others. Get involved in one or more committees to make a difference in the running of the shul.
Meet new people while having fun organizing the Shul’s annual dinner and attending this lovely evening. Each year, YIS honors a deserving couple and young adult for their contributions to the Shul. Our comprehensive ad journal is a major fundraiser.
This volunteer group organizes office support for large mailings. Please call Rose Newman at 248-353-9453 to add your name to the squad.
Would you like to become a member of the YIS Sisterhood? Please contact Linda Lefkowitz (248-355-9237) or Ella Modell (248-354-2619).
To volunteer for any of the committees listed in the Chevrat Chessed section, please call Rebbetzin Adina Morris at 248-945-0221. In addition, Chevrat Chessed cards, useful for all occasions, are available for $7. The Chevrat Chessed individually acknowledges special gifts. All donations are set aside for Chevrat Chessed services.
YIS contributes to Yad Ezra, an organization that collects and distributes kosher food to the Detroit area’s Jewish poor. A large collection box is located in the Shul lobby.
Donation and Sponsorship Opportunities
oung Israel of Southfield depends on the membership fees and donations of its members and the generous contributions of supporters throughout the world. Young Israel of Southfield is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Give in honor or memory of a loved one to support the following worthy programs.
The primary mission of YIS’s Charity Fund is to provide support throughout the year to local individuals, couples, and families in need. The Shul makes special allocations before each of the holidays and particularly before Pesach and on Purim. The Charity Fund is financed by public Shul appeals, the Beit Midrash Pushka, and private donations. Because needs in our community are constantly growing, we encourage you to share in this Mitzva.
A variety of local and national Torah institutions are also among our beneficiaries. The fund is administered by the charity committee, in consultation with Rabbi Morris, in a discreet and confidential manner. The YIS Charity Fund has no overhead expenses.
Seudah Shlishit sponsorship
Sponsorship of one Shabbat or post-Shabbat meeting of Veshinantam Levanecha is available for $36.
The shul library is always looking to expand its collection. Please consider making a donation toward the purchase of Sefarim for the Beit Midrash. You may also purchase a new Machzor ($36), Siddur ($36), or Chumash ($60) in honor or memory of a loved one.