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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.



Tribute Book

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.

To find out more information, view sample tribute book for ideas and view the order form, please click here.

To donate online, click here.

Membership Renewals

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.


Mindfulness Workshop

Thursdays, May 5, 19, 26 & June 2, 7:30 pm

Monday, May 9 & June 6, 7:30 pm Moving from Liberation to Revelation. Explore the intersection of Judaism, mindfulness and social justice over the course of 8 weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. Come to one of all of the sessions. Led by Rabbi Levy and SooJi Min. Contact SooJi Min at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


Mitzvah Day

Saturday, May 7

We will celebrate Rabbi Levy's numerous interests in helping the homeless and hungry members of our Ann Arbor area. Organizations we plan to help include: Dawn Farms, Avalon Housing, Alpha House, Food Gatherers and M.I.S.S.I.O.N. A2. Activities incldue: planting and landscaping, cleaning, sorting, painting, building, organizing, cooking, eating, praying, and of course, having fun with your fellow TBE congregants. Plan to participate. Contact Avtial Ostfield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, and visit here to sign up.

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.



Honoring Rabbi Robert Levy


Find all the details here on special events honoring the retirement of Rabbi Levy.

Children and the Torah

Our Mission

We promote and nurture the beliefs and practices of Reform Judaism by cultivating a love and understanding of our Jewish heritage, stimulating fellowship within the Temple and in the Jewish community, and strengthening the bonds of loyalty with the Jewish people everywhere to bring near the age of universal peace through acts of righteousness in society at large.

TBE News

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Milstein

Each month we feature a volunteer and the work that he or she does on behalf of TBE. For April Read More

April Reflection

Recently, while attending the reform rabbinic conference in Israel, I spent a day in a weird mix of gender politics Read More

Honoring Rabbi Levy

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Shabbat Live Stream

Live Web Streaming

To watch Friday night Shabbat Services, please go to:


This link is not active until 30 minutes before the service.


Tot Shabbat & Sukkat Shalom
06 May 2016
05:45PM - 06:15PM
Shabbat Service
06 May 2016
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Torah Study
07 May 2016
08:50AM - 10:00AM
Tot Shabbat & Sukkat Shalom
13 May 2016
05:45PM - 06:15PM
Shabbat Service
13 May 2016
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Torah Study
14 May 2016
08:50AM - 10:00AM