Fall is off to a great start at TBI. We hope you'll join us. Upcoming highlights include:
Friday, October 4, at 7:30 PM, when we welcome our friends from the Congregation of Moses (the Conservative Jewish congregation in Kalamazoo) and Temple Beth El (the Reform Jewish congregation in Battle Creek) for a shared Shabbat service, led by all three religious leaders.
Saturday, October 19, at 7 PM, when we build community through a "Storytelling Havdalah" evening.
Friday, November 8, at 6:00 PM, when "the prince of kosher gospel," Joshua Nelson, will join our Synagogue Associate, Mike Tanoff, to bring amazing music to our Shabbat celebration. Coming to Kalamazoo for the Sacred Music Festival, Nelson was recently recognized as one of "Ten Stars of the New Jewish Music:"
Sunday, November 10, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, when we enjoy the products of crafters, artists and creative people at a "Hanukkah Bazaar."
Plus, we welcome all to our Friday evening services, Sunday morning mini-services, and various meetings and events throughout the fall. Come check us out!
Welcome to Temple B'nai Israel!
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!