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

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 31, 2016
  • High School Jump Start at Sky Zone!
    August 31, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Get a jump start on the new school year with Beth Israel at Sky Zone! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 31, at 5:30 p.m., for a trip to Sky Zone in Canton. High school students will enjoy bouncing off…

September 9, 2016
  • Shabbat in the Park
    September 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    It's time for Shabbat in the Park, our annual outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat service and potluck dinner at County Farm Park. We'll meet at 6:00 p.m. under the pavilions just inside the park entrance. Please bring a vegetarian (dairy or…

September 10, 2016
  • Shabbat Limmud
    September 10, 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…

September 18, 2016
  • A Toast to the New Year
    September 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

    At this event we focus on celebration as we share “A Toast to the New Year.” Beginning at 10 a.m. we provide a brunch, and will be joined by Mayor Christopher Taylor who will share remarks and invite us…

SPOTLIGHT

Complimentary Tickets for High Holidays for Newcomers, Graduate Students and Full Time Medical Residents, and Special Dues for Those Under 35

Individuals and families who have moved to Washtenaw County since last Yom Kippur, may request High Holiday tickets at no charge as Beth Israel’s way of welcoming them into the local Jewish community. Graduate students and full time Medical Residents with I.D.s may also request free individual tickets. Request forms for Rosh Hashanah must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Sept. 30, and by October 10 for Yom Kippur, and no tickets can be provided immediately prior to any service.

People who are 35 years old or younger may become members at a special rate of $300 for the whole family for their first year of membership (plus USCJ dues assessment of $37.25).

Tickets for the High Holidays are provided free of charge to all members of Beth Israel in good standing. Non-members may purchase tickets for the High Holiday Services, although no tickets are required for the Erev Rosh Hashanah Family Celebration for Young Children. Those interested in further information are asked to call the synagogue office at 665-9897.

All High Holiday Ticket and Membership forms are found here.

Theology Book Club

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

The Theology Book club invites you to join them on Wednesdays to read together and discuss books on Jewish thought and beliefs. The books are in English and the group meets in GSAC 2010 on the lower lever. They are just beginning to read Jewish Ethical Values by Dr. Bryon L. Sherwin and Dr. Seymout J. Cohen. For more information, click the flyer below.
Theo Bk Gp Flyer 5

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.

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.