Welcome to
Beth Israel
Ann Arbor, Michigan
(734) 665 - 9897


October 22, 2016
  • Shabbat Limmud
    October 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Shabbat learning opportunities will take place on this day and throughout the year. Held before Shabbat morning services, these sessions will offer lively discussion on Parashat HaShavua, the Torah portion of the week or other texts. Join us for…

  • Tot Sukkot and Shabbat
    October 22, 2016 at 11:15 am

  • Kiddush in honor of Jacob Kander
    October 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Join us for a kiddush in honor of Beth Israel's Program Director, Jacob Kander, as we wish him well in his future endeavors.

October 23, 2016
  • High School Jump at Sky Zone!
    October 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

    High school students say goodbye to longtime Beth Israel Program Director Jake Kander at a farewell party at Sky Zone! Enjoy bouncing off the walls at the indoor trampoline park, have a pizza lunch, and reminisce on past adventures…


JFS Resettlement Drive

October 16 – October 31

In keeping with the Jewish principle of “welcoming the stranger,” Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County has resettled many families and the need increases every year. In order to assist newly arrived refugees, JFS appreciates the items on the list below to ensure that resettled clients have the necessary items to furnish their new homes. These items can be dropped off at Beth Israel from October 16 through October 31.

The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 – Dec. 20 (No class 11/8)
Jan. 10 – Feb. 7

A Curriculum In Jewish Ethics From The Jewish Theological Seminary

From political and financial scandals to rapid progress in biomedical science and technology, the complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of ethical and moral concern. Now more than ever, we require a solid understanding of how Jewish ethics can inform our discussions and decisions about the critical questions of the day. Judaism has a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in a way that considers all sides of an issue.

Join Rabbi Dobrusin and Rabbi Blumenthal for a course that will invite nuanced communal conversations grappling with today’s most pressing ethical dilemmas. It includes videos featuring JTS faculty, other expert scholars, and practitioners in the field; and classical and contemporary texts.

The cost is $100 per person – dinner included (subsides available, contact Rabbi Blumenthal at kblumenthal@bethisrael-aa.org.)


Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Fridays at 6:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.


Sunday – Thursday
7:30 p.m.

*service and minyan times are as listed above unless otherwise specified on the calendar

Celebrating Our Stories:
Jewish Life in Ann Arbor

Created in conjunction with the 2016 centennial celebration of Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this website highlights the history of Beth Israel and the greater Ann Arbor Jewish community. Using the stories we tell as a focus, the website presents audio recordings, photographs, and text that reflects our past, present, and future. Click here to go to the website.

Make A Donation

Beth Israel accepts donations in person, by mail, or online. Click here for donation information.

Rabbi Dobrusin’s Blog

Rabbi Dobrusin write a blog which often includes postings on current events. He has posted several pieces on the situation in Israel and the Middle East. You can find the blog here: rabbirobdobrusinblog.wordpress.com

Forms Now Online

PDF versions of our membership forms, High Holiday forms, and school registration can be found here. For questions about High Holiday tickets and reciprocity, please contact Michele Israel at misrael@bethisrael-aa.org.