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

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 25, 2017
  • Shabbat Limmud
    November 25, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Shabbat learning opportunities will take place on this day and throughout the year. Held before Shabbat morning services, these sessions will offer lively discussion on Parashat HaShavua, the Torah portion of the week or other texts. Join us for…

November 30, 2017
  • "Prospects for Peace in the Middle East." with Daniel Kurtzer
    November 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Prof Kurtzer is now the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at Princeton University. He served as US ambassador to Egypt under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001, and as ambassador to Israel under President George W.…

December 3, 2017
  • "The Book Smugglers" A Presentation by Author David Fishman, Ph.D.
    December 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts—first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets—by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and…

December 6, 2017
  • Jewish State or State of the Jews: The role of the Conservative-Masorti Movement in the Religious & Cultural Leadership of Israel
    December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Federation, in partnership with Beth Israel Congregation and Temple Beth Emeth, presents this program which features Yizhar Hess, the Executive Director of the Masorti Movement and one of the leading voices in Israel promoting Jewish pluralism. Mr.…

SPOTLIGHT

Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at Beth Israel

Sunday, November 19
6:00 p.m. – Open House
7:00 p.m. – Celebration

Join us as we give thanks with readings, music, and meditations from a wide variety of faith traditions around the theme of “Gratitude For Our Diversity.” Refreshments following the celebration. Donations accepted for non-perishable food or turkey money to help those in need in our community. We will open our doors at 6:00 p.m. and will offer the community an opportunity to learn more about Beth Israel, to see some of the ritual objects including the Torah scrolls and to answer any questions community members might have about Beth Israel and Judaism in general.

Overnight Homeless Shelter Volunteers Needed

December 18 – December 26

Please volunteer and help staff the overflow shelter that Beth Israel will be hosting for a week in December. For over 30 years, our congregation has participated in the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County’s rotating shelter program. Some of our volunteers have helped out for years and years and each year, there are first-time volunteers. We need everyone’s help! Our week this year is from Monday night, December 18 until Tuesday morning December 26.

We will be providing a warm place to sleep for up to 25 guests a night. We need 3-4 drivers each evening (picking up the men at the shelter, 312 W. Huron), 3-4 drivers each morning (taking the men to St. Andrew’s Church for the Breakfast Program) and 3-4 volunteers to stay overnight for the 7 nights.

The overnight shelter is a great way to introduce children to the world of mitzvot and community service. Everyone is welcome to volunteer: members, non-members, teens, college students home on break and anyone else. It is a great experience for all.

Click here to signup online. You can also contact Rebecca Kanner (994-5717) or Diane Wilson (995-5411) to sign-up or for additional information. Thank you!

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

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.

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

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Forms Now Online

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