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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.


Upcoming at TBE

Make Your Voice Heard!
Rabbinic Search Input Meeting
Sunday, October 11 | 5:30-7 pm | Social Hall

The Strategic Planning Committee is offering another opportunity to seek input from all members on the future direction of TBE. Your input will guide the search for a new rabbi. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your opinions on goals for the future of TBE.

Congregational Meeting | Vote on Additional 2015-16 Board Slate
Sunday, October 11 | 7-7:30 pm | Sanctuary

At the June 2015 annual meeting, the Nominating Committee presented a slate
with open positions. The committee worked over the summer to fill those
open positions and is presenting the following slate for approval by the
congregation at the October 11 meeting.

The Return of the Spirituality Book Club!
2nd Thursdays starting October 8 | Noon-1 pm
2nd Tuesdays starting October 13 | 7:30-8:30 pm

Cantor Emerita Annie Rose will be returning to facility the Spirituality Book Club, generously sponsored by the Year of Torah Fund. Please sign up for the
book club by emailing Annie Rose at cantorannie@gmail.com or drop in to any
of the meetings. View the full brochure here.

Jewish Storytellers in America
Thursdays, October 8 & 22 | 7-8:30 pm | Rm. 16

How have Jewish storytellers in modern America sustained and renewed this
key aspect of Jewish culture? Join us for a mini-course, taught by Julian Levinson, Samuel Shetzer Associate Professor of American Jewish Studies (jlevinso@umich.edu),
in which we will read and discuss a sampling of Jewish stories written in the
United States since 1945. October 8, Session 1: Isaac Bashevis Singer.
October 22, Session 2: Saul Bellow and Grace Paley.

Washtenaw/Ann Arbor Crop Walk
Sunday, October 11 | Registration at 1 pm | Walk at 2 pm

Rudolf Steiner High School
Join the ICPJ and members of TBE and St. Clare's for this 5k and 2k walk to end hunger in Washtenaw County and around the world. Donate or sign up and join the Back Door Food Pantry’s team online at bit.ly/1QXfzli. Additionally at the event, ICPJ will be collecting non-perishable food items which will be donated to our Back Door Food Pantry.

Memoir Reading & Memoir Writing Series
Sunday Afternoons with Memoir Writers
October 11 | 4:30-6 pm | Library

Hear from local memoir writers about what it took for them to write and publish memoirs. No RSVP necessary, all members of the Jewish community welcome!
Monday Evening Memoir Writing Workshops
October 19  | 7-9 pm | Library

Read and discuss contemporary memoirs written by Jews around the world, learn the nuts and bolts of memoir writing, and receive support for your writing process and endeavors with TBE Librarian Clare Kinberg.

Three Perspectives on the Future of Religion in America
Wednesday, October 14 | 7 pm

 The second class, co-facilitated by Rabbi Levy and Pastor James Rhodenhiser, continues the discussion of changes of both the American religious (principally Christian) and the American Jewish scenes, beginning with the immediate post-World War II period extending to the present. The focus will be on generational changes from the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation X to those of the Millennials. Similarities and dissimilarities of the changes of both religious faiths will be discussed.

The Detroit Bankruptcy Case | Reflections from the
Inside with Judge Steven Rhodes
Wednesday, October 28 | 7:30 pm | TBE Sanctuary

Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on July 18, 2013. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, with an estimated debt of between $18-$20 billion. Judge Rhodes presided over a process that captured that attention of the nation.
You will hear of how a grand bargain was fashioned that enabled the city to exit bankruptcy in only eighteen months, a record no one thought possible.
This special After 5 event will be presented during one of
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Thursday Lecture Series on Detroit. Cost ist $8.

Comforting the Mourner: Preparing All Aspects of Leading a Shiva Minyan
Thursday, October 29 | 7-9 pm | Chapel

Calling existing and interested Nachamu group participants for the first
two sessions in a series of trainings! One of the greatest mitzvot in
Jewish practice is comforting the mourner. Learn from Cantor Hayut the
various skills needed to lead a shiva minyan in these 2-hour class sessions.
Contact Cantor Hayut at cantorhayut@templebethemeth.org for more information.

Rotating Shelter | Volunteers Needed!
Monday, November 23-Monday, November 30
Congregational volunteers are needed to provide a warm and welcoming place Thanksgiving Week in our building. St. Clare’s and TBE will be participating for the seventh year. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this happen. Please check your schedule and see what you can do. Please visit bit.ly/1LhLyrv to sign up online. For more information, please contact Miriam Shaw at mbs1115@yahoo.com or 996-8165, or Deb Schild at debschild@gmail.com or 476-5641.       

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