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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

    On Friday evening, February 22, we're going to try our first ever Poetry Slam Shabbat Service. Come at 5:30 p.m. to partake in tasty appetizers made by Amanda's Kitchen followed by the service at 6:00 p.m. With an open mic,…

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

  • 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…

February 24, 2019
  • Judaism 411: Advanced Introductory Judaism
    February 24, 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",…

SPOTLIGHT

Jobs at Beth Israel – 

Executive Director – Click here for complete information.

Director of Education – Click here for complete information.

Poetry Slam Shabbat

Friday, February 22
5:30 p.m. – Appetizers
6:00 p.m. – Service

On Friday evening, February 22, we’re going to try our first ever Poetry Slam Shabbat Service. Come at 5:30 p.m. to partake in tasty appetizers made by Amanda’s Kitchen followed by the service at 6:00 p.m. With an open mic, we’ll divide up the service by themes: Psalm 95 as Gratitude, Lkha Dodi as Love, Barkhu as Light & Dark, Hashkiveinu as Dreams etc. During each theme, anyone can take the microphone and share a poem with the rest of us. Click here to sign up for the portion of the service you would like to share a poem in (sign up is not required).

Family Service and Dinner

Friday, March 1, 5:45 p.m.

Join us for our next Family-Themed Service. From 5:45 – 6:30 p.m., accompanied by camp-style guitar and singing, we’ll gather around a gigantic Shabbat table filled with candles, tsedakah boxes, and challot. We’ll gather in the glow of the candles, bless each other, sing the Shabbat prayers, and listen to a brief teaching about the meaning of family. Then we’ll sing Kiddush and enjoy a family-friendly dinner. There is no charge for the dinner, but please RSVP by clicking here

This evening is sponsored by Elise Weisbach, Rita Gelman, and Ami and Prue Rosenthal.

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.  

SERVICE TIMES*

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

Shabbat Services
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

MINYAN TIMES

Sunday
5:00 p.m.

Monday – 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

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.