The Fifth Direction

From spiral bound to hardbound…From humble beginnings to solid foundations…

When Temple Shir Shalom began, proudly we created our own unique and special prayer book, something we have edited and adapted for the past 28 years. Beautiful, yet constantly developing and evolving, it was spiral-bound and laminated, with an intent to be temporary.

Almost 30 years later, we are still using our spiral-bound prayer book. While it has served us well, it is the time to create a book which truly will be lasting. This will be our fifth edition of our prayer book, a hardbound, artistically created and spiritually engaging guide to connect our community in prayer, but also something that will make us all proud.

Just like our new Torah, this new prayer book will be cherished for generations to come. Please consider helping to make this dream a reality by inscribing your name or that of your loved ones. For a gift of $1,000, two prayer books will be created with your personalized dedication inscribed on the cover, one of which will remain in our sanctuary for services and the other will be your personal copy. Personalized bookplates will be another option for dedication. Look to the form on the next page for all of the details.

We hope you will take part in this next milestone in our Temple’s growth and progress.

Rabbi Michael L. Moskowitz
Rabbi Daniel A. Schwartz
Rabbi Dannel I. Schwartz
Cantor Penny M. Steyer

Dedication Opportunities

Members have an opportunity to sponsor personalized prayer books to remember a loved one, celebrate a lifecycle occasion, or honor clergy, family and friends. Please contact the Temple office at 248-737-8700 should you have any questions or would like to process your transaction over the phone.

Prayer Book Cover

The names you choose to honor will be inscribed on the front covers of two prayer books in a beautiful foil inlay. One book will remain in our sanctuary and the other will be your personal copy. Sponsorship of these special edition prayer books is $1,000. Maximum two lines. No more than 32 letters per line (including spaces). Purchase a personalized prayer book cover through our secure PayPal website.


Number of Book Covers
In Honor Of
In Memory Of



Prayer Book Plate

The names you choose to honor will be inscribed on a book plate that will be mounted on the inside front cover. Sponsorship of these prayer books is $360 per book. $500 for two books. Purchase a personalized prayer book plate through our secure PayPal website.


Number of Book Plates
In Honor Of
In Memory Of