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


February 20, 2019
  • Adult Hebrew Classes are Rescheduled for Feb. 27
    February 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The first classes of Second Semester Adult Hebrew will not start until Feb. 27. We apologize for any inconvenience.

February 22, 2019
  • Poetry Slam Shabbat
    February 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Bring poems, your own or others, with themes of nature, love, family, dreams, peace, light, or memory and share them from the bima during the service.

February 23, 2019
  • Mini Minyan
    February 23, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Every second and fourth Shabbat of the month, at 11:15 a.m., Beth Israel will have a service for elementary school age children. The service will include Shabbat prayers and fun educational activities. The children will join the main congregation…

  • Tot Shabbat
    February 23, 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 15. This program…


Due to icy road conditions, the Beth Israel Office will be closed today, Wednesday, February 13.

Jobs at Beth Israel – 

Executive Director – Click here for complete information.

Director of Education – Click here for complete information.

Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, February 20, 27
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Join Rabbi Robert Dobrusin as he leads informal discussions about current topics. Everyone is invited to bring a dairy lunch and Beth Israel will provide snacks and beverages.

Poetry Slam Shabbat

Friday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.

Bring poems, your own or others, with themes of nature, love, family, dreams, peace, light, or memory and share them from the bima during the Kabbalat Shabbat service.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Register Today!

Sunday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saving a life is one of the most important mitzvot in Judaism, so be sure to schedule an appointment to donate blood at our blood drive!  

To register for an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org; type bic13 in the red box on the top right of the page and click the blue arrow. Then you should get a box on the left of the screen giving you the option to register.

If you have a problem or have no time to register, you may contact Amy Abrams-Blakemore, 734-649-1608 (phone/text) or amy.abrams.blakemore@gmail.com and give your full name, phone number, and range of time to be scheduled. (e.g: “around 11am). You will get an email back with the time that you are scheduled.

Persons who cannot donate blood are asked to volunteer to help (pass out refreshments, help with check in) on the drive day. Contact Amy if you can volunteer for those kinds of duties.  


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


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

Make A Donation

Beth Israel accepts donations in person, by mail, or online. Click here for donation information.

Beth Israel accepts online donations through Network for Good. Simply click the Network for Good logo to make your donation.
Network for Good

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.