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Beth Israel is meeting in person and virtually for services. Friday Evening services are temporarily held by Zoom only, until our tent is replaced, at 6:00 p.m.  Shabbat Morning services are held indoors in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.   All services will remain on Zoom and YouTube under the regular links. Unless noted, weekday minyan and other events and classes will be held virtually for the time being. 


Beth Israel is also live streaming services and special events on our YouTube channel (Beth Israel Congregation AA MI). Click here to go to Beth Israel's YouTube channel.

Current Re-opening Guidelines

Click here to view the current guidelines for in-person events at Beth Israel Congregation. Please note that these guidelines may be adjusted as needed. 

Service Times and Links

Click here for 2021 Yizkor Booklet.

Friday Evening Services             Shabbat Morning Services

(Online only)                                                                     (Online and in-person in the sanctuary)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00 p.m.                       Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Zoom Link:                  Zoom Link:
Click here to watch on YouTube.                                Click here to watch on YouTube.

Click here for the Shabbat Evening Prayerbook    Click here for the Shabbat Morning Prayerbook.

Evening Minyan

Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 
Zoom Link:

Download the Sim Shalom siddur for weekday services by clicking:
Weekday minchah siddur
Weekday maariv siddur

Upcoming Events and Other Learning Opportunities

All Events
  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  5 , 2021
    Green Team/Social Action Committee Meetings

    Sunday, Dec 5th 9:30a to 11:30a
    Join us on Zoom:


  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  5 , 2021
    BIRS Religious School Preschool-8th Grade

    Sunday, Dec 5th 10:00a to 12:00p


  • Monday ,
    DecDecember  6 , 2021
    Talmud Study with Rabbi Dobrusin

    Monday, Dec 6th 4:00p to 5:15p
    Join us for a study of a chapter of the Talmudic tractate of Sotah. This chapter is unusual in that it includes not only the traditional legal discussions which are the hallmark of the Talmud but also contains several lengthy sections of midrash, commentaries on stories from the Torah. We will read the text in the original Hebrew and Aramaic with English translations also provided. All discussions will be in English, and no previous Talmud study experience is necessary. All are welcome!


  • Wednesday ,
    DecDecember  8 , 2021
    BIRS Religious School 2nd-7th Grade

    Wednesday, Dec 8th 4:30p to 6:00p


  • Wednesday ,
    DecDecember  8 , 2021
    Theology Book Club

    Wednesday, Dec 8th 8:00p to 9:00p
    Beth Israel Congregation's Theology Book Club welcomes you to join them to read together and discuss books on Jewish thought and beliefs.


  • Thursday ,
    DecDecember  9 , 2021
    Mark Oppenheimer Discussion

    Thursday, Dec 9th 7:00p to 8:00p
    TBE and BIC welcome Mark Oppenheimer, director of the Yale Journalism Initiative, author, and host of the Unorthodox podcast, for a discussion about his new book" Squirrel Hill, the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood, with a Q&A and book signing to follow.


  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  11 , 2021
    Human Rights Shabbat Day
    Shabbat, Dec 11th (All day)


  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  11 , 2021
    Bnei Mitzvah Planning Orientation for Parents of 11 year olds
    Shabbat, Dec 11th 11:00a to 12:00p


  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  11 , 2021
    BiTE SiZE Shabbat at Burns Park

    Shabbat, Dec 11th 11:30a to 12:00p
    Saturday mornings, 11:30am-12pm (through December) Tot Shabbat Service for children 0-5 Service & Parsha Party for children aged 5-8 Contact Amanda for more information at



Rabbi Caine's High Holiday Sermons

Streaming Minyan: Taboo, or Adding Windows of Inclusion to the House of Israel?


Reversing the Curses Against Israel with History not more Scapegoating

Productivity or Presence: Changing our Relationship to Time

Leave the Victim Triangle: Going from Blamer to Creator

It's Time to End the Fertility Bias in Covenant: Our Shame in Shutting Out Those Without Children

Please Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 as Soon as You Can

In support of the Jewish values of protecting life and health, Rabbi Caine, Rabbi Dobrusin, and the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Congregation urge all members who can, to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The available vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccination protects not only you, but also community members who have medical conditions that preclude vaccination and children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.

Learn more about where to get vaccinated by following this website, run by the Washtenaw County Health Department:

If you need assistance making an appointment, or getting to an appointment, please contact BIC’s Director of Engagement and Programming, Amanda Glucklich, at, and she will connect you with a congregant who can help. There are BIC volunteer drivers who are fully vaccinated and readily available to give you a ride.

Sun, December 5 2021 1 Tevet 5782