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We appreciate your interest in becoming a member of Temple B’nai Israel, Kalamazoo’s reform congregation since 1866. Membership in our temple community gives you access to weekly worship, celebrations of Jewish holidays, our growing religious school, adult education, Jewish cultural activities, and many more life-enriching ways to connect with your Jewish identity.


We invite you to attend Friday night services and other temple events to get to know our temple family before making your decision. Please download the forms below for more information about the process of becoming a member and our dues policies.  Our Member Connections Committee members are happy to answer all of your questions regarding membership.  Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Membership Process

Membership Levels

Temple Membership Form

Fair Shares Dues Policy

Dues Payment Coupons

Pledge Form



Shabbat Services


Please join us for Shabbat services led by Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. On the first, third, and fourth Fridays of each month, Shabbat services begin at 7:00 p.m. On the second Friday  of each month, Shabbat services begin at 6:00 p.m. and are followed by a community potluck meal open to all (October through May) or a shared meal at a local restaurant (June through September).  In months with a fifth Friday, we forego services at TBI and instead gather in members’ homes for a shared Shabbat dinner.

Every Saturday morning, our  our weekly morning Shabbat serviceMinyan Milamed, begins at 10:00 a.m. Check our calendar page for updates. Our Shabbat services are always open to visitors; we invite you to come and experience Temple B'nai Israel!