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


June 2, 2020
June 3, 2020
  • Online - Minyan
    June 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Sunday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/267845102
    Meeting ID: 267 845 102    

  • Theology Book Club - Online
    June 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Beth IsraelCongregation's Theology Book Club welcomes you to join them to read togetherand discuss books on Jewish thought and beliefs. The books are in English. Contact  Paul Shifrin at (248) 514-7276 for moreinformation.


Be a Part of the Beth Israel Community Online

During this unprecedented time of closings and social distancing, it is important to still be able to come together in new ways as a community. We invited everyone to take part in services and minyan online via Zoom. Please note that passwords are used. Contact the office to get the passwords at office@bethisrael-aa.org.

Beth Israel is now live streaming services on the Beth Israel YouTube channel (Beth Israel Congregation AA MI). Click here to go to Beth Israel’s YouTube page.

Equal Rights Weekend

Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7
Special Shabbat Services and Sunday Scholars Program

Friday Evening Services led by Rabbi Sara Adler, including Personal Reflections

Saturday Morning Services led by Women, including a D’var Torah by Ruth Bardenstein

Sunday Scholars Zoom Presentations at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. featuring Professors Karla Goldman and Carrie Baker

Friday Evening Services

Friday Minchah at 5:45 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/657949107
Meeting ID: 657 949 107
Click here to watch the live stream on YouTube.

Click here for the PDF of Sim Shalom Shabbat evening service

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/359791284
Meeting ID: 359 791 284
Click here to watch the live stream on YouTube.

Click here for the complete Shabbat Morning Service Prayerbook.

Evening Minyan

Sunday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/267845102
Meeting ID: 267 845 102

Click the links below for PDFs of  Sim Shalom weekday services
weekday afternoon SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
Part 1 – weekday maariv SIM SHALOM
Part 2 – weekday Maariv SIM SHALOM

Make A Donation

Beth Israel accepts donations in person, by mail, or online (through Network for Good). Simply click here to go to the Network for Good website to make your donation.

Annual Congregation Meeting
Sunday, June 14, 7:00 p.m

Beth Israel’s Annual Congregation Meeting, for members in good standing, includes the election and installation of new members and officers of the Beth Israel Board of Directors, and the approval of the budget for the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year. Zoom login-in information will be provided when members register by clicking here; a password will be required. Contact Sam Zielinski at szielinski@bethisrael-aa.org if you have any problems registering.

Children’s Game Nights @BIC

Join other BIC members online for fun (and potentially silly) games! The sessions are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
(Please note the date change and new link!)
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83743750721

Classes and Other Learning Opportunities

Talmud Study with Rabbi Dobrusin
Monday, June 1, 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 243 071 238

Rabbi Dobrusin will be facilitating a Talmud class online on Monday afternoons from 3:30-4:30. While we will read the Hebrew/Aramaic text, translations are available and all discussions will be in English. All are welcome to join. The section we will be studying, from the 2nd chapter of the Tractate Bava Metzia, concerns the responsibilities of those who find a lost object. Click the links below for both the Hebrew and English text.

English Text 5-11-2020
Hebrew Text 5-11-20
Talmud English Text
Hebrew Text 3-23-20
English Text 2-23-20

Pirke Avot: Ethics of the Fathers
Thursday, June 4, 5-5:45 p.m.
Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 815 8853 7144

Beginning Thursday, May 14, Rabbi Dobrusin will facilitate “Zoom” discussions on the classic Rabbinic text: Pirke Avot. While the title is usually translated as “Ethics of the Fathers”, a more interesting translation is “Chapters of Fundamental Principles.” Pirke Avot consists of short rabbinic statements concerning ethics, faith and interpersonal relationships. Reading Pirke Avot helps us focus on the values and principles which guide our lives. We will study the text in English referring occasionally to the Hebrew. The text can be found in the Shabbat morning Sim Shalom siddur. Click below for a PDF of the first portion.

Pirke Avot 257-258

Challah Making with Mira
Friday, June 5, 11:00 a.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/927616777
Meeting ID: 927 616 777

Join Beth Israel’s own Mira Sussman for Challah Baking! Kids and parents are welcome to participate. Click below for the list of ingredients.

Updated Challah Recipe

Zoom Instructions

Click below for detailed instructions for using Zoom. If you have any questions or issues, contact Sam at szielinski@bethisrael-aa.org.

Zoom PC Instructions Compressed
Zoom iPhone Instructions