Welcome to Temple Beth Emeth and our website. We invite you to become a part of our active and activist congregation. Our community is built on its cooperative spirit where everyone contributes their fair share. No one is ever denied membership based on their ability to pay. We value diversity, and we welcome all who are interested in practicing and learning about Judaism, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or abilities. Our congregation includes many interfaith families and Jews-by-choice. Temple Beth Emeth's goal is to provide for the religious, educational, social, and social justice aspirations of all members.
Melvin & Lois Levy Endowment
Rabbi Levy, our leader of Temple Beth Emeth for 32 years, is retiring at the end of June. We are excited to honor Rabbi's retirement with gifts to the Melvin and Lois Levy Endowment Fund. When you give, you have an opportunity to be included in a tribute book. You can submit stories and photos of your special moments with Rabbi Levy or simply offer words of congratulations or thanks. Submissions due June 1.
Membership Renewals have gone out by email. We are using a Google Form this year. Renewals are past due. Find a link to the Google Form here.
Pulpit Switch Update
Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm Shabbat Service
Sunday, May 1, 9 am Family Friendly Service & 10:30 am Traditional Service
Come hear the Very Reverend James Rhodenhiser at Friday Shabbat Service. Rabbi Levy will be giving the sermon on Sunday morning. This is a great opportunity to hear from both our Rabbi and St. Clare's Rector.
Important Congregational Meetings
Sunday, May 1st, 5pm & Monday, May 16th, 7 pm
Both meetings will discuss the proposed Equity Agreement between TBE and St. Clare and a proposed assessment to TBE members needed for building repairs and maintenance. Please attend one of these meetings to learn more and ask questions. These proposals will be voted on at the TBE Annual Meeting on June 8th.
Thursdays, May 5, 19, 26 & June 2, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 7
Camp Along with Rabbi Levy and SooJi Min
Saturday, May 28th - Monday, May 30
We're going camping up north. Come camp with us! We're off to the Jean Noble Parsons Center (5833 Bellows Lake Rd, Lake Ann, MI 49650). The site is about 4 hours NW from Ann Arbor between Traverse City and Interlochen. The cost for two night's accommodation (there are a variety of options - first come, first served), meals and good times will be $125 for adults and $62.50 for children (ages 2 and up). Study with Rabbi Levy, sing Jewish songs around a campfire, take a mindful walk along one of the trails, do Jewish yoga outdoors, play board games indoors, and more! To register click here. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Thank you to Eastern Michigan University for hosting the camp site.
Find all the details here on special events honoring the retirement of Rabbi Levy.