Parshat Mishpatim • February 17, 2023

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February 17, 2023/ 26 Shevat 5783

Parshat Mishpatim

Candlelighting: 5:49 p.m.

Havdallah 6:51 p.m.

NO Davening & Donuts

Sunday, February 19th, 9:00 a.m

If you are interested in sponsoring Davening and Donuts, Mishmar or a Day of Learning, please click here.


Rosh Chodesh Adar -

Join us for festive and spirited davening on Rosh Chodesh, Wednesday, February 22ND at 8:00 a.m.

folllowed by refreshments in the conference room

RSVP's are appreciated but not required. RSVP HERE


$18 - Send out an unlimited number of Purim Ecards !

$36 - PTO Mishloach Manot for the Farber Faculty !

Click HERE


Save the Date -

March 26th, 2023

5:00 p.m.

We look forward to honoring Community Leader Ethan Davidson and celebrating the legacy of his and father William Davidson z"l and staff honoree, Linda Pedder at our Annual Dinner in Spring 2023.

To sign up for dinner or to put in an ad, click here. Email here with any questions. 


Come celebrate the Class of 2023 at Graduation - Monday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m.

EVERY THURSDAY - We have 2 Mishmar Programs on Thursdays!

-For Grades 4/5 - 3:45 p.m. - 4:45p.m.

-For the Farber community - 8:00p.m.

If you are interested in sponsoring Davening and Donuts, Mishmar or a Day of Learning, please click here.

When shopping at any Toyology location, please mention Farber ECC. The ECC will receive 20% in store credit. When the money adds up we can go and buy new toys and games for the ECC.


Mazal Tov

The Mandel family on Liba's Bat Mitzvah!

Rachel Levy and Irvin Schlussel on the birth of a daughter, Hannah Sarah. Excited grandmother is Toby Schlussel!

Itamar and Hadas Schostak on the birth of a baby girl! Excited grandparents are Dorit and Tzvi Schostak! Excited great-grandparents are Arlene and Asher Tilchen and Elyse Schostak!

Aliza (Storchan) and Ira Tick on the birth of a baby boy! Excited grandparents are Howard and Lorraine Storchan!


Rabbi JJ Polter on the loss of his grandmother and Mrs. Sari Polter on the loss of her mother - in - law, Kayla Polter


We are sickened and heartbroken about the news from Michigan State University late last night - three lives cut tragically short for no apparent reason. Our sympathies go out to everyone connected to MSU, everyone who has friends and relatives who were on campus last night, and, of course, most specifically to the families of the victims. This week , we said a perek of Tehilim in memory of those lost and in prayer for those injured.

For many in our community, MSU is very close - you are alumni, parents, or close friends with students. It was a harrowing night and the pain is very real.

May our world know no more sorrow.

To ensure we know about your life cycle event, please email Rachel Lopatin HERE.

If you would like to honor any of these occasions with a donation to Farber and a tribute sent out to them, please click HERE.

Such nice coverage of the Tanzman Tournament in the Detroit Jewish News. Click HERE to read the article.


The ECC is so excited to announce that we are baking challah again. Order by Wednesday, February 22nd!

Please see the flyer below for all the important information. You must order online HERE.

Please email Ellen Berlin with any questions.

This year, our application season is beginning earlier than in the past and applications are now open! New students may apply by clicking HERE. Current students do not need to confirm their re-enrollment at this time; their spots will be held until our reverification process later in the year.

While applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, we anticipate that the Toddler class will fill quickly and there are a limited number of spots in Latchkey. 

Please reach out with any questions. We’re excited to welcome new students to Farber! Spread the word to families who might be interested in joining our community or let us know HERE if there is a family who we should reach out to.


Detroit is a wonderful community!

Great community, affordable housing, wonderful school, high quality of life...and there are jobs available and....a tuition discount if you move to Detroit!

For more information, reach out to Andrea Strosberg.

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Rabbi Josh Strosberg

What happens when you borrow an item and accidentally lose it?  What happens when your animal does damage to another animal?  What if you dig a pit and someone falls in it?  Our parsha answers these questions but it is the Talmud (Sanhedrin 23a) that takes us behind the scenes of the judicial process. 


100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School was celebrated in many grades - counting to 100, making lists of 100 things, math games, and more...


What a wonderful morning it was when our first graders received their first siddurim with covers imagined by their parents! Todah Rabbah to Morah Libi!



Farber goes to see the Motor City Cruise

What a fun evening! Farber Families goto to watch the Motor City Cruise play AND we loved watching our Farber Fire 7/8 team who played SO well during Halftime of the Motor City Cruise game!!! And of course….what would a Motor City Cruise game be without the opportunity to get a signature, a fist bump, a hi-5, or a schmooze with Ryan Turell… a true mensch on and off the court….

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Because February is Dental Health month, the Kittens have been learning about what foods make our teeth happy and what foods make them sad. We also loved practicing brushing and flossing!!

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Spirilaterals, Hit the Target, multiplication checkers, multiplication battleships, square capture, set, activities leading to the 100th day of school, Divrei Torah related to numbers and ice cream!!!

3rd grade Math Night!!!

Thank you Mrs. D, Mr. McClure, Rabbi Ellis, and Dr. Levisohn!!

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Adverb or Adjective?

Learning about parts of speech in Mr. Kaplan’s Middle School LASS class… it is not so easy!! Did you know that “fast” can be 4 different parts of speech???

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Through participating in a fun cracker eating challenge - students learned about the functions of enzymes, such as salivary amylase, and the role of water molecules in hydrolysis (breakdown) of starches during digestion.  

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At the Varsity Boy's Basketball final home game vs FJA, we honored our Seniors with a plaque that will be hung in the Boy's Locker Room in the gym.

Yisrael Attali, Benji Gardin, Yonah Berman, Ziv Digadker, Aviel Siegel, Avi Selesny



6:00 p.m. - JV vs. Austin Catholic - Away

7:00 p.m. - Varsity vs. Austin Catholic - Away

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Thank you to everyone participating in our Hot Lunch fundraiser program. February Hot Lunch can be found by clicking HERE. March Hot Lunch can be found by clicking HERE

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer for Hot Lunch so far. 

Volunteers must be vaccinated. Please click here to sign up for a time slot. If you have a flexible schedule and would like to be put on our "reserve" list in case of last minute cancellations, please contact us at

Volunteer Opportunities

The PTO is always looking for volunteers to help out throughout the year. Whether you have a lot of time, or a little bit of time, volunteering with the PTO is an amazing way to meet people and feel connected to the Farber community. 

You can sign up to volunteer by contacting us at

2 opportunities to support Farber

Support the PTO and outfit yourselves with Farber swag for Spirit Day, for theTanzman Tournament and just to promote our wonderful school around town!!

Shop HERE at our FHDS Spirit Store !

To celebrate Ryan Turell, the first Orthodox Jew to be drafted into an NBA franchise...there is Ryan Turell swag including Kippot by Klipped which actually stay on your head!!

A special discount is being offered to Farber families !

HERE is link to the web site - and here is the discount code just for Farber families and friends!


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We try to practice Hashavat Avedah - returning lost items - and will be highlighting lost and found items left in school.

If this is yours or if you have lost any article of clothing, please contact Amy Hager. You can also view our Lost and Found Slideshow by clicking here. Please consider labeling your children's clothing to help make this possible.

At Farber, we fulfill our mission through our Five Core Values. The values represent the many layers of what it means to grow, live and engage the world as Modern Orthodox Jews.

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