JFS Resettlement Drive
October 16 – October 31
In keeping with the Jewish principle of “welcoming the stranger,” Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County has resettled many families and the need increases every year. In order to assist newly arrived refugees, JFS appreciates the items on the list below to ensure that resettled clients have the necessary items to furnish their new homes. These items can be dropped off at Beth Israel from October 16 through October 31.
The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 – Dec. 20 (No class 11/8)
Jan. 10 – Feb. 7
A Curriculum In Jewish Ethics From The Jewish Theological Seminary
From political and financial scandals to rapid progress in biomedical science and technology, the complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of ethical and moral concern. Now more than ever, we require a solid understanding of how Jewish ethics can inform our discussions and decisions about the critical questions of the day. Judaism has a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in a way that considers all sides of an issue.
Join Rabbi Dobrusin and Rabbi Blumenthal for a course that will invite nuanced communal conversations grappling with today’s most pressing ethical dilemmas. It includes videos featuring JTS faculty, other expert scholars, and practitioners in the field; and classical and contemporary texts.
The cost is $100 per person – dinner included (subsides available, contact Rabbi Blumenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday – 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.
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 email@example.com.