Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at Beth Israel
Sunday, November 19
6:00 p.m. – Open House
7:00 p.m. – Celebration
Join us as we give thanks with readings, music, and meditations from a wide variety of faith traditions around the theme of “Gratitude For Our Diversity.” Refreshments following the celebration. Donations accepted for non-perishable food or turkey money to help those in need in our community. We will open our doors at 6:00 p.m. and will offer the community an opportunity to learn more about Beth Israel, to see some of the ritual objects including the Torah scrolls and to answer any questions community members might have about Beth Israel and Judaism in general.
Overnight Homeless Shelter Volunteers Needed
December 18 – December 26
Please volunteer and help staff the overflow shelter that Beth Israel will be hosting for a week in December. For over 30 years, our congregation has participated in the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County’s rotating shelter program. Some of our volunteers have helped out for years and years and each year, there are first-time volunteers. We need everyone’s help! Our week this year is from Monday night, December 18 until Tuesday morning December 26.
We will be providing a warm place to sleep for up to 25 guests a night. We need 3-4 drivers each evening (picking up the men at the shelter, 312 W. Huron), 3-4 drivers each morning (taking the men to St. Andrew’s Church for the Breakfast Program) and 3-4 volunteers to stay overnight for the 7 nights.
The overnight shelter is a great way to introduce children to the world of mitzvot and community service. Everyone is welcome to volunteer: members, non-members, teens, college students home on break and anyone else. It is a great experience for all.
Click here to signup online. You can also contact Rebecca Kanner (994-5717) or Diane Wilson (995-5411) to sign-up or for additional information. Thank you!
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
*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.
Beth Israel accepts online donations through Network for Good. Simply click the Network for Good logo to make your donation.
Forms Now Online
PDF versions of our membership forms, High Holiday forms, and school registration can be found here.