High Holy Days


Shanah Tovah – Happy New Year!

During the High Holy Days, we Jews look inward at our own souls and deeds.

Strengthened by our community, we strive to make the changes that will enable us to become better people in the New Year. 


We offer a season of prayer and programs for congregants of all ages and backgrounds to learn and grow spiritually. We look forward to starting the year with you in the warm, welcoming community that is Temple B’nai Israel. May your New Year be filled with sweet blessings!

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During the High Holidays we are joined by WMU professor of voice Carl Ratner, he serves as cantorial soloist.

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Carl Ratner

 Ratner has performed in 10 states and four European countries and has sung in 14 languages! He comes to us after serving as a member of a High Holiday choir at a congregation in Chicago for many years and we are blessed to have him with us! 

Admission to High Holiday services is free to current TBI members, all area college and university students, and current members of other Reform congregations.

All others are invited to purchase admission by mailing $50/person to: Temple B’nai Israel, PO Box 19666, Kalamazoo, MI 49019. Upon receipt of your payment, your name will be added to the High Holiday services guest list.

Simply mention your name at the door so the usher can verify that you are on the guest list.