Rabbi Michael Moskowitz
Rabbi Michael Moskowitz. (Temple Shir Shalom)

Festivities are set for Oct. 1-2 at Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield.

Temple Shir Shalom of West Bloomfield will host two days of festivities as Rabbi Michael Moskowitz celebrates his 25th anniversary at the Temple.

Festivities are set for Oct. 1-2 at Temple Shire Shalom, located at 3999 Walnut Lake Road.

On Friday, Oct. 1, a special service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The service is open to the public.

A gala honoring Rabbi Moskowitz will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. This event will be ticketed. Tickets are available by contacting Brian Fishman at brian@shirshalom.org or by calling Temple Shir Shalom at 248-737-8700.

Covid guidelines will be followed at the events.

“Temple Shir Shalom has been and always will be my home. It is remarkable to think about what 25 years means to me and our entire community,” Rabbi Moskowitz stated, in a release. “The depth of relationships we have developed are the hallmark of what makes Temple Shir Shalom strong and represents who we are. When I arrived in the Detroit area 25 years ago, a vision was shared with me which I am proud to say we have been able to fulfill and to say I am excited to help fulfill this vision for the next generation is an understatement.”

Update Sept. 29

Temple Shir Shalom sent the following statement:

“While we have been looking forward to celebrating Rabbi Michael Moskowitz and his 25+ years as a Rabbi at Temple Shir Shalom, it appears that this was the celebration that just wasn’t meant to be. Unfortunately, late last night, after experiencing some mild symptoms, Rabbi Moskowitz took a rapid test for COVID which tested positive. A follow up PCR test this morning confirmed his results. While he is doing well, he is now in quarantine at home and following physicians orders.

Therefore, sadly, we write to share that all scheduled RM25+ activities for this weekend are cancelled. The Tribute book is being printed and will be available for those who would like to see it. We will also be posting an online version.

 “Again, it is with sadness that we share this news. We wish Rabbi Mike a speedy and full recovery and will look forward to celebrating his next major milestone.”

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