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Welcome to Temple Beth Emeth!

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.


Alex Cicelsky | Scholar in Residence


Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2

Alex Cicelsky will lead weekend adult learning and services, as well as work with teens on Sunday evening at Temple Beth Emeth.

Cicelsky is a senior staff member and founder of the Center for Creative Ecology (CfCE) and a founder of Kibbutz Lotan established in 1983 by the URJ and the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism. He also represents Lotan and the ecological communities in Israel for the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN).

Sponsored by the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA).


Sisterhood: Community Kugel Cookoff & Dinner

Sunday, November 2, 5:30 pm |  Temple Beth Emeth Social Hall

TBE is holding a Kugel Contest and Dinner for the whole community, featuring YOUR favorite Kugel recipes. Prizes for the winners.

Dinner to include: Salad, vegetable soup, dessert and beverages to complete the menu; entertainment completes the evening.

You don’t have to be a contestant to come and enjoy the dinner.

Contact Hillary Handwerger, 734-668-6585 or hillaryh@ix.netcom.com if you want to be a contestant in the contest.

Visit http://bit.ly/1zncumY to sign up and pay for the dinner.

Cost: $18 per person, $12 per child 12 and under; Children 2 and under are free.


Beyond Pentateuch: The Rest of the Hebrew Bible

Thursday, October 30 | 7:30 pm
Join us for guided discussions of the Hebrew Bible we know less well. Together we will read from our ancient prophets, our historical narrative, from Joshua to the Babylonian exile, the poetry of Psalms, Job and more. In each seminar we will discuss texts chosen by a specialist in history, textual analysis, ancient Near Eastern civilization, or maybe even archeology. Enjoy informal exchanges; learn from scholars and each other; chat over refreshments after class. Sessions will run October through June (skipping December). For more information, contact Leonore Gerstein,


Rotating Shelter

Monday, November 24- Monday, December 1

We are in need of volunteers!

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County's Rotating Shelter involves congregations in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area who open their buildings and provide transportation and overnight shelter for one week periods during the months of November through March. TBE will be providing on-site volunteers for overnight shifts, refreshments, monetary donations, items for activities, and drivers to/from the Delonis Center for 7 pm and 7 am pick-ups and drop-offs. We need over 100 volunteers for a variety of shifts and responsibilities! Sign up here! contact Miriam Shaw with questions.


[E]met: An Honest Conversation about Death

Mondays, November 10 & December 15 | 7 pm

Remember the two topics never discussed at the dinner table; sex and death? Well we’ve had the sex talk. Now let’s have the death talk. Come join the first of an ongoing monthly discussion group about death. The purpose is to increase the awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.

[E]met is a group directed discussion of death with no specific agenda other than to share stories, ideas and experiences. While a decidedly Jewish context will be offered, the discussion is not limited by any one belief.

[E]meth is not a grief support group or a counseling session, but rather an opportunity to grapple with this important part of life within a community of others, And of course, to share a nosh. Co-facilitated by Brian Ashin, LMSW, CGP and Rabbi Levy. For more information, contact aostfield@templebethemeth.org.


TBE Sponsored Event at JCC Jewish Book Festival

JCC presents 27th Annual Jewish Book Festival
Wednesday, November 5 -Thursday, November 16

TBE Sponsored Event at JCC Jewish Book Festival

Robert Mankoff, How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
Opening Night | Saturday, November 8 | 8 pm
The author presents a memoir of his life and career as the editor of the cartoons in the New Yorker Magazine.

Visit jccannarbor.org for details on all the events.


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