The prophet Isaiah said: “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”

At Temple B’nai Israel we strive to be an all inclusive and welcoming community. We welcome all those who wish to explore Judaism, regardless of where you are on your journey. 


We offer a variety of classes throughout the year (check our calendar for more information). This includes a 6-week course for those who would like to learn more about Judaism, Introduction to Reform Judaism, which is co-taught by Rabbi Schicker and Members of TBI.

This engaging class on Jewish spirituality, ethics, and community is designed for the curious beginner. Individuals from all faith backgrounds are welcome.  


Rabbi Schicker is always happy to speak with anyone interested in knowing more about the congregation or about Judaism. Rabbi Schicker was raised in an interfaith home, and identifies as queer. All conversations are confidential. She can be reached at 269.365.0190 or

If you would prefer to do some of your own reading before speaking with Rabbi Schicker or are looking for another type of support, please see some resources below.

    • For more information about Reform Judaism, access to learning, questions answered, and study resources.
    • National organization that creates materials, and offers support, to interfaith families.
    • LGBTQAI Jewish organization that offers support, learning, and community building.