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Local congregations

Please visit each congregation’s website for registration information and more details.

 

Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan

The Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan is an intimate and vibrant orthodox congregation. Our membership is multigenerational, including families with babies and school-aged children, young couples just starting out, empty-nesters, and retirees. The diversity of our community is reflected in our programming, which provides frequent opportunities for our members to learn Torah, celebrate, socialize, and connect with Judaism in ways they find meaningful.

→ In Person services
→ Outdoor services
→ Indoor services
→ Masks required indoors
→ Masks required outdoors
→ Vaccination required if eligible
→ Advance registration required for in person
⊗ Virtual option

 

Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation

AARC members actively explore and debate Jewish beliefs and practices, balancing a respect for traditional Jewish teachings with the responsibility to interpret them in the light of our contemporary values. We are affiliated with Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

→ In Person services
⊗ Outdoor services
→ Indoor services
→ Masks required indoors
→ Masks optional outdoors if vaccinated, recommended if not
→ Vaccination required if eligible
→ Advance registration required for in person (priority to members)
→ Virtual option

 

Beth Israel Congregation

Beth Israel is an active, egalitarian, community-minded congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are passionate about life-long learning, tikkun olam (healing the world), sharing our heritage with the next generation, and innovative activities of all kinds.

→ In Person services
⊗ Outdoor services
→ Outdoor children’s activities
→ Indoor services
→ Masks required indoors
→ Vaccination required if eligible
→ Advance registration required for in person (priority to members)
→ Virtual option

 

Chabad House of Ann Arbor

Congregation Chabad is a family-oriented synagogue consisting of members of many diverse backgrounds, including students and community members. Services are conducted year-round in conformance with traditional Jewish law and practice. Prayer books are also available in English and Russian.

→ In Person services
→ Indoor services
→ Outdoor tashlich and shofar blowing
→ Masks optional indoors if fully vaccinated
→ Advance registration suggested for in person
⊗ Virtual option

 

Jewish Cultural Society

A Humanistic Jewish congregation provides group identity, adult education, youth education, a setting for public celebrations of holidays and life-cycle ceremonies, and a community voice for the Humanistic Jewish point of view.

⊗ In Person services
→ Outdoor Tashlich
→ Virtual option

 

Pardes Hannah

Pardes Hannah is the Jewish Renewal Community of Ann Arbor in affiliation with ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal. In the tradition of Jewish Renewal communities, Pardes Hannah is committed to strengthening the three pillars of Jewish life- prayer, study, and action.

⊗ In Person services
→ Virtual option

 

Temple Beth Emeth

We are a Reform congregation and member of the Union for Reform Judaism. Our deeply held beliefs and principles guide the actions and behaviors of the congregation. TBE’s congregational family is founded on the values of warmth, togetherness, openness, belonging, caring, and the sharing of Jewish living.

→ In Person services
→ Outdoor services
→ Indoor services
→ Masks required indoors
→ Masks required outdoors
→ Advance registration required for in person (members only)
→ Virtual option

 

 

Sermons & Reflections from Around Ann Arbor

Watch this space for the text of sermons and reflections from local congregations after the holidays

 

National Resources

 

Hillel International: Higher Holidays

Now is your chance to tune into out-of-this-world Hillel Higher Holidays Festival experiences! Sign up for the Festival Launch Party, interactive Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur events, and use our handy search tool to get connected to programs on your campus.

 

Jewish Emergent Network

Virtual services and resources from of seven path‐breaking Jewish communities across the United States who have come together in the spirit of collaboration. These include: IKAR in Los Angeles, Kavana in Seattle, The Kitchen in San Francisco, Mishkan in Chicago, Sixth & I in Washington, D.C., and Lab/Shul and Romemu in New York.

 

Jewish Women’s Archive

Telling and listening to stories creates a powerful connection. Take some time to create meaning during the holiday by using the following conversation prompts with family and friends.

 

MyJewishLearning.com

Not sure what the High Holidays are all about? MyJewishLearning has a Rosh Hashanah FAQ and a list of 9 things you might not know about the holiday, among many other resources.

 

PJ Library

Guide to fall holidays with activities and resources for families with young kids.

 

Shalom Hartman Institute

Essays and study guides for reflection

 

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) [PDF download]

A high holiday guide including questions for reflection and commentary from NCJW Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg.