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

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 29, 2017
  • Shabbat Limmud
    April 29, 2017 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…

April 30, 2017
  • 7th & 8th Grade Parenting Workshop with Beth Pearson, Ph.D.
    April 30, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Join Beth Pearson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Arbor Psychology Group for a parenting workshop on "Navigating Adolescence."

  • Erev Yom Hazikaron Commemoration
    April 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    The Ann Arbor community will gather to remember and honor those who died serving in the Israel Defense Forces or in terror attacks. The Commemoration includes poems, videos, musical solos, and the lighting of candles by local individuals in…

May 6, 2017
  • Shabbat Limmud
    May 6, 2017 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…

SPOTLIGHT

Our Big Bad Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party: A Night to Remember

Sunday, June 4
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Come join us for an evening of pure fun and dancing as we poke gentle jabs at one of the mainstays of our Jewish celebratory cycle – the Bar/Bat Mitzvah party. Each year our creative fundraiser event committee develops a great get-together with a serious intent – to raise additional funds for the congregation.

We are celebrating the faux bar/bat mitzvah of two real individuals bearing fake names with faux families. Both are experienced – they have had a real bar/bat mitzvah in the past, just not on this particular occasion.

During the dinner we will hear from their fake Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor, listen to a d’var torah (for those people who missed the service – which are 100% of the guests), experience a surprise act from the Bat Mitzvah girl and her (real) sister, and participate in a hilarious candle lighting ceremony. Don’t be surprised if you are asked, together with others, to light one of the candles.

Our DJ hails from – where else? – Star Trax – which is well-known locally for serving as dj’s for most of the Bat/Bat mitzvah parties in Southeast Michigan. Incidentally, they are not a fake version. They are the real thing.

Contact your friends, so you can all be seated at the same table. Get out your Bar/Bat mitzvah party outfits and come greet our fake Bar/Bat Mitzvah families in the reception line. Be sure to tell them that their son or daughter did great, which, according to the script, they did.

Statement from Beth Israel Board of Directors

Click the link below to read the statement of support from the Beth Israel Board of Directors.
Statement of Support from BIC Board of Directors

SERVICE TIMES*

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

Shabbat Services
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

MINYAN TIMES

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.

Forms Now Online

PDF versions of our membership forms, High Holiday forms, and school registration can be found here.