Parshat Yitro 5784 • February 3, 2024

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Farber Stands with Israel

Watch HERE to see!


February 2, 2024/ 23 Shevat 5784

Parshat Yitro

Candlelighting: 5:29 p.m.

Havdallah: 6:33 p.m.


Sunday, February 2nd - 9:00 a.m. -

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


Friday, February 9th - Farber ECC Special Friends Day - 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Join us for some special activities for our students and their special friends


Friday, Feburary 9th

Elementary School Assembly - 1:45 p.m.

Come to pick up a little early and join our Elementary School students for Shabbat Assembly

Sunday, February 11th - Chagigat HaSiddur for 1st grade

February Break - February 19 - 23rd

School resumes Monday, 26th

Save the Date

Annual Event - April 14, 2024 at 11:30 AM

Recognizing Rachel and Josh Opperer

and honoring

Farber Alumni Serving in the IDF

Reflections - Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Keynote Speaker - Dan Senor

Co- author of Start Up Nation and The Genius of Israel

Sponsorship Opportunities and to RSVP - HERE

Event Questions HERE

Help restock Farber's Little Free Library!

Our Little Free Library is in a high-traffic area of the Elementary School hall and students love finding and picking up a great read!

Send donations of gently used elementary- level books in your child's backpack or drop them off at the reception desk with Mrs. Serlin.

Farber is looking for volunteers to help earn money for the school by sorting books for Bookstock! Sorting takes place every Wednesday at Congregation Beth Ahm, drop in anytime from 10-2, stay for an hour or more and help sort books. Every hour volunteered by a Farber volunteer earns money for our school! Sign up HERE!

Now accepting applications

for the 2024 - 2025 school year!

Toddler - 12th grade

New Students apply 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.

For questions or to schedule a private tour, contact Andrea Strosberg HERE,

The Farber 2023 - 2024 Calendar is now available HERE


Sign up for the Farber Whats App Group HERE

The School Directory can be found HERE.

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Tikvah Ellis

In the beginning of this week’s parsha, Yitro hears about the miracles Hashem has performed for Bnai Yisrael. He immediately gets his daughter Tzipora and two grandsons, Gershom and Eliezer ready to go. Sends word to Moshe and begins the difficult journey to Moshe in the dessert.


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Yonatan E

Avi G - Avraham Yaakov ben Emunah Elisheva

Eitan K - Eitan Chanoch ben Chava Keren

Daniel K - Daniel Tzvi ben Miriam Katana

Max K - Zvi Avraham ben Sarah Fruma

Jake K - Yaakov Yitzhak ben Michal 

Yaffa M

Yossi N - Yosef Yehuda ben Ariella Esther

Yoni N - Yona Pesach ben Ariella Esther

Eitan N - Eitan ben Anat

Jaques P

Josh S - Yehoshua Avraham Ben Zev

Cobi S - Menachem ben Tziril Krindle

Ari T - Ari Meir ben Golda Miriam

Davidee W - Dovid Shabbos ben Yissochor Dov and Ahuva Sara

Ami Z - Nuchum Amnon Shlomo ben Leah Nechama

Sophie Z- Zahava Tzofiya bat Leah Nechama

Please email HERE to add other former Farber/Yeshivat Akiva former students, alumni, faculty or parents or anyone that you are thining about that you would like us to add to our General List of Chayalim.

For the complete list of Chayalim that our community is davening for click HERE.

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What happens when you try to pick up an ice cube with a string? What happens when you add a little water and salt to the ice? Can you pick it up then?? The N4 students got to see what happened and then got to build ice cube towers. What fun on a snowy day!!

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Mazal Tov to Rabbi Ellis and the 3rd graders as they celebrated a Siyum after completed learning Parshat Vayera!! They have been studying the Parsha since the beginning of the year and this week they were eager to share their favorite part of their learning. The celebrating of course, included “festive snacks”!!!

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Our 6th graders in Mrs. L-F’s English class are busy building dioramas of scenes representing conflict in the book they just completed reading, Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen. This book takes place in the Canadian forest in the winter. We can’t wait to see the finished products!

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The students in Mr. Barnes’ 9th/10th grade General Chemistry class were calculating the length, width, perimeter, and area of an index card and expressing the answers in proper significant figures.

Let's go Farber Fire!!


Monday, February 5th

6:00 p.m. - Varsity vs Oakland International at Oakland International

Wednesday, February 7th

4:30 p.m. - JV vs. GPA at Farber

4:30 p.m. - 7th grade boys vs vs Farber at Hillel

5:30 p.m. - MS Girls vs Hillel at Hillel

6:30 p.m. - 5/6 Boys vs Hillel at Hillel

6:00 p.m. - Varsity vs Hope Academy at Farber


(From Left to Right)

Sruly Mandel, Ira Gardin, Michael Goldman, Jake Schon, Zev Mandel, Coach Ken Cohen, Ami Feldman, Ami Doppelt, Aden Opperer, Max Gotlib, Elishama Ellis

The Faber Fire

Midddle School Team

(From Left to Right)

Sam Shanbaum, Matthew Greenbaum, Dovi Leib, Eitan Schon, Judah Hazan, Rafa Talybli , Ariel Koslowe, Josh Goodman, Caleb Singer, Leo Singer

The Farber Fire Varsity Basketball Team

(From Left to Right )

Coach O, Coach Capaldi, Ari Schon, Eitan Pergament, Eli Schwartz, Shmuel Schottenstein, Matthew Shamayev, David Shamayev, Ori Feldman, Coach Joe

Benny Kleid (manager), Micah Adler, Emmett Singer, Jonas Singer, Gideon Lopatin, Abie Gardin

The Farber Fire 5/6 Team

(From Left to Right)

Effie Shanbaum, Meir Leib, Asher Meisels, Yair Mendelson, Eitan Bernhardt, Yisroel Goldberg, Aiden Speizer, Yosef Nadler, Alex Gotlib, Ariel Mitchell, Tzifonya Meisels, Roo Gertner


Top Row: Addie Gomez, Alice Prostak, Liba Mandel, Samantha Carson, Bella Selesny, Sarah Selesy, Eliora Winer

Bottom Row: Sofia Levenzon, Sophia Gotlib, Leora Gonik, Dede Lefkowitz, Nili Feldman

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February Hot Lunch is available 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

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.

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


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

Shop HERE at our FHDS Spirit Store !

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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.


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.

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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