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


December 13, 2019
December 14, 2019
  • Shabbat Limmud
    December 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Shabbat learning opportunities will take place on this day and throughout the year. Held before Shabbat morning services by Rabbi Robert Dobrusin, this session will offer a lively discussion on Parashat HaShavua, the Torah portion of the week and…

  • Tot Shabbat
    December 14, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Tot Shabbat is our special Shabbat morning program for preschoolers and their parents with songs, stories, prayers, and the Shabbat "Mystery Box" Tot Shabbat meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month downstairs in Room 12. This program…

  • Parent's Night Out
    December 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Parents' Night Out is a new Beth Israel program for PARENTS! Drop off your children (ages 5-15 years old) at the synagogue and enjoy an evening to yourselves. Children will be served dinner and there will be a movie…


Illuminate: An Experiential Festival of Lights
Saturday, December 21
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Illuminate: An Experiential Festival of Lights is an exciting new event and fundraiser at Beth Israel Congregation for people of all ages. Join us for multi-sensory experiences, enlightening performances, glow-in-the-dark games, a pop-up planetarium and more! Treat yourself to mouth-watering holiday-inspired food and drink, included in ticket price. For more information and to become a sponsor, please contact Director of Engagement and Programs, Amanda Glucklich, at engage@bethisrael-aa.org.

Get your tickets now and take advantage of ticket bundle discounts! Tickets will be $20 at the door on the day of the event. Children two and under are free. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Shabbat Musaf Class
Sunday, November 24, 10:00 a.m.

Participants will delve into the purpose and history of the Musaf service, which is the additional service that is said after the Torah reading on Shabbat and holidays. We will learn about the individual tefillot (prayers) and how to more fully participate in this Saturday morning service. Taught by Ron Sussman. Free for BIC members, $72 for non-members. Made possible by Rita Gelman in beloved memory of Charles Gelman. Contact Mira Sussman at school@bethisrael-aa.org to register.

Torah Reading Class
Sunday, November 24, 11:00 a.m.

This class is for people who can read Hebrew and are interested in learning how to chant/sing from the Torah. Participants will be introduced to trope (the musical notation), with opportunities to practice chanting the Torah. This class will also touch on the connections between Torah and Haftorah, liturgically and musically. Free for BIC members, $72 for non-members. Made possible by Rita Gelman in beloved memory of Charles Gelman. Contact Mira Sussman at school@bethisrael-aa.org to register.

Cooking Workshop: Jewish Baked Goods
Sunday, December 1, 4:00 p.m.

We will explore and create Jewish Baked Goods from East European Jews, Mizrahi Jews, and New York Jews. This workshop, led by Amanda Fisher, includes instruction and baking the sweet treats, which you will take home with you! Limited to 12 participants. $20 per person. Click here to register.


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

Shabbat Services
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.


Sunday – Thursday
7:30 p.m.

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


Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Sign-Up for Minyan Online

We have a new Sign-Up Genius for minyan! Many of us have our calendars online. Sign-Up Genius makes it easy to commit to attend minyan and even receive a reminder, two days before. Take a look at your calendar and follow the link below to sign up to attend minyan. It’s an easy way to help make a minyan! Click here to Sign-Up for Minyan.

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.

Forms Now Online

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