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We're a very active Congregation!
Watch these pages for information about upcoming events and how you can get involved!

Watch the monthly newsletters and your e-mail for more information and who to contact to get involved with these upcoming community events!

Upcoming Special Events

  • Men's Retreat: November 3, 10AM to 1PM , led by Morry Edwards
  • Havdallah Service and wine tasting: Saturday evening November 17, time TBD
  • Joint erev Shabbat service with Congregation of Moses: Friday, November 30 at COM, featuring composer/performer of Jewish Music Sam Glaser

Regular Events:

  • Every 2nd Sunday at 12:45 TBI serves lunch at Ministry with Community; contact Michelle Serlin for more information
  • Quarterly: TBI Adopt a Highway: next opportunity is Sunday Sept 23rd at 10AM, meet at chiropractic office at 8589 Gull Rd, contact Seth Jones for more information.
  • Every second Thursday at 7pm (except where noted): TBI board meetings open to all members, contact Joan Hawxhurst for more information
  • Conmittiee meetings: watch for announcements in newsletters and your e-mail, contact committee chairs for more information

Watch for more information on:

  • New post B'nai Mitzvah teen group starting soon
  • Intro to Judaism class: 8 week session, Wednesday evenings at TBI starting in January. For those interested in learning more about Judaism, wanting to re-connect with Judaism or learning more about the Reform Jewish congregation in Kalamazoo. Topics will include history of Judaism, life-cycle events, rituals and practices, Jewish food, conversion, prayer, Hebrew and Torah, just to name a few. Contact Henry Winter for more information.

Glossary of Words and Terms for Jewish Living

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Judaism is more than just a religion: it's a culture, a language, a way of life. And, integrated fully into these Jewish traditions are unique words and sayings. Though words may have different roots or origins (Hebrew, Yiddish, German), their meanings are…

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!