Welcome! Temple B’nai Israel is a Reform synagogue community where Jewish life is joyous, engaging, and welcoming. Our temple has been a fixture in the Kalamazoo community for over 150 years.
Together we live the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through social justice, caring networks and strong and vibrant education offerings for all ages; from toddlers to seniors.
We are proud to be a safe space for all our friends and family within the LGBTQAI+ family.
We are open to all pursuing fulfillment in Jewish life, be it interfaith families, unaffiliated Jews, or anyone seeking a Jewish connection.
We Stand Against Racism
The Board of Trustees for Temple B’nai Israel expresses our sadness and outrage at the ongoing systemic racism and institutionalized police brutality against people of color.
We join with others in our community by engaging in reflection, prayer, education, and action to create change for the betterment of all.
We agree with the Central Conference of American Rabbis when they say “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.”
We are committed to social justice and promoting the destruction of racism and oppression in all its forms.