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

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 1, 2020
  • The Eight Most Misunderstood Things in the Torah - Weekly Lunch N Learn with Rav Nadav
    April 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Bring your lunch to your computer and share in this learning opportunity. We will consider the possibilities that...

    Sacrifice as God Doesn’t Like It When We Kill Animals 

    Zoom Link: More details...

  • Online - Minyan
    April 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Sunday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/267845102
    Meeting ID: 267 845 102    

April 2, 2020
  • Online - Minyan
    April 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Sunday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/267845102
    Meeting ID: 267 845 102    

  • Seder Thoughts with Rabbi Dobrusin
    April 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Dobrusin will share thoughts on a section of the Haggadah which has particular meaning this year. We will then  discuss this question: “Which ritual of the Seder or text in the Haggadah do you find problematic…

SPOTLIGHT

Be a Part of the Beth Israel Community Online

During this unprecedented time of closings and social distancing, it is important to still be able to come together in new ways as a community. While all in-person services, classes, events, and programs remain suspended until further notice, we invited everyone to take part in services and minyan online via Zoom.

Evening Minyan

Sunday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/267845102
Meeting ID: 267 845 102

Click the links below for PDFs of  Sim Shalom weekday services
weekday afternoon SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
Part 1 – weekday maariv SIM SHALOM
Part 2 – weekday Maariv SIM SHALOM

Friday Evening Services

Friday Minchah at 5:45 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/657949107
Meeting ID: 657 949 107
Audio only is available at: http://mixlr.com/beth-israel-congregation/
Click here for the PDF of Sim Shalom Shabbat evening service

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/359791284
Meeting ID: 359 791 284
Audio only is available at: http://mixlr.com/beth-israel-congregation/

For Prayerbooks, click the links below:
Click here for Shabbat Morning Preliminary Service (Pesukei DeZimra)
Click here for Shabbat Morning Shaharit Service
Click here for Shabbat Morning Musaf Service

Havdalah

Saturday at 9:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/121983146
Meeting ID: 121 983 146

BIRS Havdalah

Join the BIRS community for Sunday morning Havdalah, conversation, and connection.
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/121220836
Meeting ID: 121 220 836

Listen to Rabbi Caine’s sermon entitled “What We do With Our Time and Resources Shows Whom We Serve” by clicking here.

Looking for something to do during this time of social distancing? Why not spend time listening to Rabbi Caine’s teachings on your phone, tablet, or computer by clicking here?

Make A Donation

Beth Israel accepts donations in person, by mail, or online (through Network for Good). Simply click here to go to the Network for Good website to make your donation.

Selling Chametz

To sell your chametz to Rabbi Caine, click here. The deadline to fill out the form is April 7.

Classes and Other Learning Opportunities

“The Eight Most Misunderstood Things in the Torah” Weekly Wednesday Lunch N Learn with Rav Nadav
Wednesday, April 1, 12:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/914571864
Meeting ID: 914 571 864

Bring your lunch to your computer and share in this learning opportunity. We will consider the possibilities that…

Sacrifice as God Doesn’t Like It When We Kill Animals

Seder Thoughts with Rabbi Dobrusin
Thursday, April 2
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/267845102
Meeting ID: 267 845 102

Rabbi Dobrusin will share thoughts on a section of the Haggadah which has particular meaning this year. We will then discuss this question: “Which ritual of the Seder or text in the Haggadah do you find problematic and what have you done to make that part of the Seder more meaningful for you?”

Challah Making with Mira
Friday, March 27, 11:00 a.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/927616777
Meeting ID: 927 616 777

Join Beth Israel’s own Mira Sussman for Challah Baking! Kids and parents are welcome to participate. Click below for the list of ingredients.

Ingredients for Challah Baking with Mira

Talmud Study with Rabbi Dobrusin
Monday, March 30, 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 243 071 238

Rabbi Dobrusin will be facilitating a Talmud class online on Monday afternoons from 3:30-4:30. While we will read the Hebrew/Aramaic text, translations are available and all discussions will be in English. All are welcome to join regardless of the level of your familiarity with Hebrew. The section we will be studying, from the 2nd chapter of the Tractate Bava Metzia, concerns the responsibilities of those who find a lost object. This is a particularly interesting subject to consider since it is such a common experience and one which we can all relate to. It is also a great text for those who are just beginning to explore Talmud study as most of the arguments are typical of Talmudic reasoning and interpretation. Click the links below for both the Hebrew and English text.

English Text 2-23-20
Hebrew Text 3-23-20

Zoom Instructions

Click below for detailed instructions for using Zoom. If you have any questions or issues, contact Sam at szielinski@bethisrael-aa.org.

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