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


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Yiddish Festival
October 28, 2014 at 12:00 am
For full schedule visit:

To purchase tickets for the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band concert on Saturday night Nov. 1, visit:
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Eastern European Friday Night Shabbos Dinner
October 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Chicken soup with kneidlach (matzah dumplings), baked chicken, lokshen kugel (egg noodle casserole), meren tzimes (carrot stew), compote and sponge cake.
$18.00 per person 11 and up. $15.00 per child 4 – 10.
RSVP and pay before Shabbat. Email execdir@bethisrael-aa.org
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Yiddish 'With A Complete Faith' - Sam Norich, Forwards Publisher
October 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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"Yiddish Literature and the Week's Parsha" - U-M Professor Anita Norich
November 1, 2014 at 9:30 am
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Kiddush sponsored in honor of Betty Hammond
November 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Enjoy a kiddush luncheon with a special dish in honor of the Ann Arbor Yiddish Festival - potatoe and cheese blintzes.
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Maxwell Street Klezmer Band - Concert and Dance Party
November 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm
Bring your friends and family for music, dancing and a great time, featuring the
Maxwell Street Klezmer band with opening act Detroit’s Kidz Klez.
6:45 – Doors Open; Concert and Dance Party begins at 7:30 pm
Cost: $18 per adult,


High Holy Day Sermons

During the High Holy Days, our Rabbis shared inspiring words from the bima. Their sermons from the holidays are available on our website.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

New and Old Songs to bring meaning to our New Year.
Read Rabbi Dobrusin’s Sermon

Rosh Hashanah

After a summer dominated by legitimate concern for our people in Israel and throughout the world, Rabbi Dobrusin offers some thoughts on the meaning of Jewish peoplehood as we look towards the future.
Read Rabbi Dobrusin’s Sermon

Our sacred texts offer a wealth of resources for seeking comfort….But sometimes our encounters with the text offer us not insight or consolation, but rather pain.
Read Rabbi Blumenthal’s Sermon

Kol Nidre

The evening of Kol Nidre inspires us to consider a concept often discouraged in Jewish tradition but one which is critically important for our lives
Read Rabbi Dobrusin’s Sermon

Yom Kippur

Words of prayer have power to move our hearts- if not God. What do we do if we don’t believe the words we are supposed to say?
Read Rabbi Dobrusin’s Sermon


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

Shabbat Services
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.


5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
7:30 p.m.

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

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