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


December 4, 2016
  • The Future of Judaism in America: A Discussion with Rabbi Brous
    December 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

    10:30 a.m. a.m. Lecture/Interview led by Jeffrey Veidlinger (Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies - University of Michigan)
    12:00 p.m. Luncheon with Rabbi Brous ($12.00 per person)

  • Luncheon
    December 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Fee is $12 per person. Please RSVP in advance.

  • Breakout Sessions
    December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm

December 6, 2016
  • The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice
    December 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    A Curriculum In Jewish Ethics From The Jewish Theological Seminary


The Future of Judaism in America: A Discussion with Rabbi Sharon Brous

Sunday, December 4, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Beth Israel Congregation presents “The Future of Judaism in America: A Discussion with Rabbi Sharon Brous.” Rabbi Brous is the spiritual leader of Los Angeles based Ikar, founded in 2004. A dynamic speaker, she is known as one of the most influential Rabbis in America. She has been credited with creating a successful innovative model for Jewish engagement, particularly for involving young and disaffected Jews. The initial program will be moderated by Jeffrey Veidlinger, the Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies and Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at Michigan. Lunch follows at 12:00 p.m., with breakout discussions starting at 1:00 p.m. Both sessions are free, however there is a $12.00 charge for lunch. RSVPs for lunch are required. For further information or to RSVP contact 665-9897 or office@bethisrael-aa.org. 2000 Washtenaw Ave. Childcare is available for ages Age 3 (Pre K) through children in 5th grade for those who pre-register their children by names and age before the event. This is the last program of the 100th Anniversary Celebration as look forward towards the next 100 years.

Overnight Homeless Shelter Volunteers Needed

Monday, Dec. 19 – Monday, Dec. 26

Each winter, Beth Israel Congregation participates in the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County’s rotating shelter program for one week and hosts up to 30 overflow guests per night from the main shelter on 312 W. Huron. Beth Israel is responsible for providing 3-4 volunteers staying overnight, and 3-4 drivers each morning and evening to drive the guests to and from Beth Israel. In the morning the guests are driven to St. Andrew’s Church for the Breakfast Program.

The overnight shelter is a great way to introduce children to the world of mitzvot and community service. Older children, significant others, non-Beth Israel friends and relatives are all welcome to volunteer.

Click here for online signup. Offline signup and additional information is available by contacting Rebecca Kanner (994-5717) or Diane Wilson (995-5411).


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

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.

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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.