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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Events on December 6, 2014
Shabbat Limmud
December 6, 2014 at 9:00 am
Shabbat Limmud is our Shabbat morning Torah study. Join us in the synagogue library for a discussion on parashat hashavua, the Torah portion of the week, facilitated by Rabbi Dobrusin.
Events on December 6, 2014
Human Rights Shabbat
December 6, 2014 at 9:30 am
Events on December 22, 2014
Overflow Homeless Shelter
December 22, 2014 at 12:00 am
Please volunteer and help staff the overflow shelter that Beth Israel will be hosting for the last week of the year. For close to 30 years, our congregation has participated in the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County’s rotating shelter program.
Events on December 24, 2014
House of Israel Kaifeng Chinese Dinner
December 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm
A community Chinese food dinner in the congregation Social Hall. This Chinese dinner features a delicious meat meal with tofu options for vegetarians (number of vegetarians must be indicated on the reservation form). The cost for the annual Chinese dinner


Motown Dance Party

Saturday, November 22, 6:30pm
LIVE – 102 South 1st Street

This is an invitation across the nation! Beth Israel’s Women’s League, Men’s Club and Social Action Committee are pleased to present a Motown Dance Party, November 22 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at LIVE, located at the corner of Huron and First in downtown Ann Arbor. The Party will feature live music from Soultivity, Ann Arbor’s only all-lawyer Motown/rhythm and blues band, back by popular demand.

There will be a cash bar. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door, with all proceeds going to support Beth Israel’s Alternative Spring Break program. Advance payment may be sent to the Beth Israel office.

You heard it through the grapevine. For more information contact Marcie Greenfield or Dennie Carbeck. Come on out and have a good time for a good cause. All are welcome. It doesn’t matter what you wear, just as long as you are there!

Overflow Shelter

December 22-29

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.

Sign up as a shelter volunteer

High Holy Day Sermons

During the High Holy Days, our Rabbis shared inspiring words from the bima. Their sermons from the holidays are available on our website.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

New and Old Songs to bring meaning to our New Year.
Read Rabbi Dobrusin’s Sermon

Rosh Hashanah

After a summer dominated by legitimate concern for our people in Israel and throughout the world, Rabbi Dobrusin offers some thoughts on the meaning of Jewish peoplehood as we look towards the future.
Read Rabbi Dobrusin’s Sermon

Our sacred texts offer a wealth of resources for seeking comfort….But sometimes our encounters with the text offer us not insight or consolation, but rather pain.
Read Rabbi Blumenthal’s Sermon

Kol Nidre

The evening of Kol Nidre inspires us to consider a concept often discouraged in Jewish tradition but one which is critically important for our lives
Read Rabbi Dobrusin’s Sermon

Yom Kippur

Words of prayer have power to move our hearts- if not God. What do we do if we don’t believe the words we are supposed to say?
Read Rabbi Dobrusin’s Sermon


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

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

Save The Date

Beth Israel’s 2015 Fundraiser

“The Comedy of Joel Chasnoff”

Sunday Evening, April 26th

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Forms Now Online

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