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

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 28, 2019
  • Judaism 411: Advanced Introductory Judaism
    April 28, 2019 at 9:30 am

    In Judaism 411: Advanced Introductory Judaism, Rav Nadav will be teaching the main parts of Judaism for a thoughtful, informed audience. What does our tradition teach about the "Big Ideas" of "God", "Holy Days", "The Torah", "Revelation", "Prayer", "Kashrut", "Sacrifice",…

  • How to Win The Money Game
    April 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    A talk by congregant Ellen Abramson, author of The Money Game and How to Win It.

    Do you look away from your finances? Are you convinced you "just can't win" when it comes to money? Or are…

April 29, 2019
  • "Who Will Write Our History"
    April 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    A screening of a new film about the Holocaust. In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum…

May 1, 2019
  • Erev Yom Hashoah with Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg
    May 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Martin Lowenberg was born in Schenklengsfeld, Germany in 1928 -- five years before Adolf Hitler came to power. And that day, Jan. 30, 1933, forever changed Lowenberg's life. Nazis marched along the streets of Lowenberg's hometown to celebrate Hitler's appointment as Chancellor…

SPOTLIGHT

Jobs at Beth Israel –

Executive Director – Click here for complete information.

Director of Education – Click here for complete information.

Rav Nadav’s Tips for a Successful Seder

Click below for Rav Nadav’s tips for a successful seder that he shared after services on Saturday, April 13th. 

Tips for a Successful Seder 2019

Erev Yom Hashoah with Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg
Wednesday, May 1
7:30 p.m. Service with Lighting of Yom Hashoah Candles
8:00 p.m. Presentation by Martin Lowenberg

The numbers of Holocaust survivors continues to dwindle, and the opportunities to hear them speak will become sadly all too rare. This year, to mark Erev Yom Hashoah, the Beth Israel community has the opportunity to hear Martin Lowenberg, who is a regular speaker at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, to address the congregation. Previous to his presentation, there will be a Yom Hashoah service with special readings and poems led by Rabbi Nadav Caine.

Martin Lowenberg was born in Schenklengsfeld, Germany in 1928 — five years before Adolf Hitler came to power. And that day, Jan. 30, 1933, forever changed Lowenberg’s life. Nazis marched along the streets of Lowenberg’s hometown to celebrate Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor of Germany and burnt down his family’s home. Martin Lowenberg spent his teenage years living in five different concentration camps after his parents and twin brothers were killed. Lowenberg is a regular speaker at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. According to Collyer Smith, former Rotary Club president, “Martin shares his personal Holocaust story not with rear and hate, but rather through inspiration and hope.”

SERVICE TIMES*

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

Shabbat Services
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

MINYAN TIMES

Sunday – Thursday
7:30 p.m.

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

OFFICE HOURS

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

Make A Donation

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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.