Shalom Aleichem

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.

 Click HERE to learn more about MEMBERSHIP

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.

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Keep Up to Date with Temple Activities

Counting the Omer

Feeding the Land, not the Landfill Click here for the Omer Calendar

This year, please join the Green Team, Member Connection committee, and your Temple community in counting the 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot. As we count, we will learn how we can connect to our Jewish traditions and care for the Earth by the simple act of composting. We will also learn a little bit about why Jews count the Omer (what is an Omer anyway?) and how this all fits with our Lag b’Omer celebration.

Israeli Film Festival 2022 Watch at

Join people from all over the country in a FANTASTIC opportunity to see some wonderful films – for all ages! You can see the trailer at the website. Remember to use code: ZOOTBI to get a 20% discount AND to donate $18 to TBI!