Effective July 17, 2022, the policy at Temple B’nai Israel is:
- Masks are required in the main building and annex for every person 2 and older.
- Food and beverages are not allowed indoors.
- While indoors each person should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from people not in their immediate household.
Our change in policy has been made by the COVID Task Force and reflects CDC guidance and the current red/high COVID status in Kalamazoo County. The policy will be updated as soon as the local level of transmission and hospitalization is no longer red/high.
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.