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Join us for our Musical Shabbat September 5th.

Temple B’nai Israel, Greater Kalamazoo’s spiritual home for Reform Judaism, is an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming community.  We are an engaging place for worship, lifelong learning, celebration, and gathering.

  

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TBI High Holiday Services

This year Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 24.  Services begin that evening at 8 PM at Temple B’nai Israel.  Services continue on Thursday morning, September 25, at 10:00 AM, and a children’s service will take place at 4 PM.

Kol Nidre services begin at 8 PM on Friday, October 3, with Yom Kippur morning services continuing at 10 AM on Saturday, October 4.  Afternoon services start at 12:15 PM, a children’s service at 4 PM, Yizkor service at 5:15 PM, and concluding services at 6 PM.  At the conclusion of services, at about 7 PM, the community will break the fast with a simple potluck meal.

High Holiday services will be led by Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh.

Admission to High Holiday services is free to current TBI members, all area college and university students, and current members of other Reform congregations.  All others may purchase tickets or a trial membership, which includes High Holiday tickets. Membership information may be found here.

For ticket information, please call the TBI office at (269) 342-9170 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Our Mission

Temple B'nai Israel will be a home for the practice of Reform Judaism in Kalamazoo, foster the connection with the Divine for members of the community, introduce our children to Judaism and provide a forum for lifelong study of Torah.

Our website tells you a little about us. But only by worshiping with us, learning with us and sharing Shabbat with us, will you get to know the real Temple B'nai Israel. We are known for the warmth of our members and our clergy. People feel a part of our family as soon as they meet us.

We’re glad you’ve stopped by, and we invite you to visit us in person soon. You’ll find us to be a diverse, caring, active Jewish community. Temple B'nai Israel welcomes people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, national origins, religious or ethnic backgrounds. Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and non-Jews wishing to explore Judaism are welcome at all services and programs

We invite you to explore our website and then visit us!

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Shabbat Services

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On the first, third, fourth, and fifth Fridays of each month, Shabbat services will begin at 7:00 p.m.  All services are led by our religious leader, Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh.

 

On the second Friday of each month, Shabbat services begin at 6:00 p.m.  These services are led by Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh and are followed by a community potluck meal open to all (October through May).  During the summer months (June through September), services are followed by a shared meal at a local restaurant.

 

Our Shabbat services are always open to visitors; we invite you to come and experience Temple B'nai Israel!

Upcoming Events

OCT
22

Oct.22.2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Religious School

OCT
22

Oct.22.2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Social Action Committee

OCT
24

Oct.24.2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fourth Friday Shabbat with Music

OCT
24

Oct.24.2014 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Oneg after services

OCT
25

Oct.25.2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Storytelling and Havdalah

OCT
26

Oct.26.2014 9:15am - 12:00pm
Religious School