Beth Israel Congregation - Ann Arbor, Michigan


Elliot Sorkin, the Executive Director, oversees the operations of the Synagogue and works closely with the Board of Directors. His door is always open. Elliot received his M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from UCLA. He worked for Tamarack Camps as the Program Director and Director of Administration for 21 years previous to joining the professional staff at Beth Israel Congregation in 1998. He has a fondness for marching bands, contemporary Celtic and Jewish music, military memoirs in Hebrew and English, walking and bike riding. Elliot and his wife Bonnie, have one son, Lee.

(734) 665-9897 or

Cindy Saper became Beth Israel’s Director of Education in 2004. She has an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and a Masters in Education from Lesley University. Cindy is passionate about experiential Jewish education, learning Hebrew, and developing a personal relationship with Israel. She and her husband Mark have lived in Ann Arbor for over 20 years, and have three sons, Eli, Daniel, and Noam.

(734) 769-2041 or