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Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan

Bob Savit, President: president@annarborminyan.org

The AAOM is a dynamic, welcoming Modern Orthodox congregation that appreciates diversity and values the opportunity to share our growth in learning and prayer.

AARCAnn Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation

Gillian Jackson: aarcgillian@gmail.com

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.

BICBeth Israel Congregation

Rabbi Nadav Caine: ravnadav@bethisrael-aa.org
Jerry Sorokin, Executive Director: gsorokin@bethisrael-aa.org

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.

Chabad HouseChabad House

Rabbi Aharon Goldstein: chabad@jewmich.com

Chabad’s role is to provide a home away from home for Jewish students at the University of Michigan. Students are welcomed in a family-style atmosphere that places importance upon individual learning and attention within the greater University.

JCSJewish Cultural Society

Julie Gales, Madrikha: madrikha@jewishculturalsociety.org

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.

Pardes HannahPardes Hannah

Rabbi Elliot Ginsburg: rebelliot91@gmail.com

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.

TBETemple Beth Emeth

Rabbi Josh Whinston: rabbiwhinston@templebethemeth.org
Cantor Regina Hayut: cantorhayut@templebethemeth.org
Rabbi Chelsea Feuchs, Interim Director of Education: rabbifeuchs@templebethemeth.org

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.


Community Resources


Eruv borderAnn Arbor Eruv

Ben Rosen, Administrator: eruv@annarborminyan.org

The Ann Arbor Eruv encloses part of Ann Arbor with a boundary that symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas, permitting activities within it that are normally forbidden in public on the Sabbath.

JCCJewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor

David Stone, Executive Director: davidstone@jccannarbor.org

To enhance Jewish identity, culture, and values for the community, through a wide range of resources and excellent programming. To build an authentic, vibrant and welcoming Jewish neighborhood.

FoundationJewish Community Foundation

Eileen Freed, Executive Director: eileenfreed@jewishannarbor.org

The Foundation maintains the endowment funds created by community members on behalf of each of the Foundation partners for the long-term sustenance of Jewish community life in greater Ann Arbor.

JFSJewish Family Services

Anya Abramzon, Director: anya@jfsannarbor.org

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is a private non-profit social services agency serving the greater Ann Arbor community since 1993. Originally established to assist the growing number of refugee families in Ann Arbor from the former Soviet Republics, JFS has grown into an organization providing programs and services ranging from older adult caregiving to immigrant resettlement and career services.

Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

Eileen Freed, Executive Director: eileenfreed@jewishannarbor.org

The Federation fosters Jewish communal life through the spirit of tzedakah (righteousness) and tikkun olam (social justice). The Federation mandate is to initiate, to coordinate and to preserve activities, which strengthen Jewish life locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

WJNWashtenaw Jewish News

Clare Kinberg, Editor: ckinbergeditor@washtenawjewishnews.org

The Washtenaw Jewish News is a free and independent newspaper published ten times per year featuring news of local Jewish agencies, congregations and organizations, as well as profiles and interviews with individuals, book and art and entertainment reviews, opinions, and a monthly calendar. WJN subscribes to JTA for features and national and international news and analysis.


Youth & Families



Audrey Bloomberg, Regional Director: abloomberg@bbyo.org
Shayna Pearlman, Associate Regional Director: spearlman@bbyo.org

BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.

C G ICamp Gan Israel

Shternie Zwiebel: director@mycampganisrael.com

Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Our camp enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs, and new activities being introduced continuously.

Camp TavorHabonim Dror

Randy Lubratich, Community Engagement Coordinator: Randy@camptavor.org
Danya Shapiro, Camp Tavor Executive Director: Danya@camptavor.org

Habonim Dror, based in Canada and the US, includes Camp Tavor in Three River, MI, an Israel summer program (MBI), a Gap-year program in Israel (Workshop), and year-round activities in many areas of North America based on the pillars of Progressive Labor Zionism, Judaism, Socialism, Social Justice, and Hagshama.

HDSHebrew Day School

Rabbi Will Keller, Head of School: wkeller@hdsaa.org

Hebrew Day School instills a priceless gift in each student: a love of learning. HDS graduates are academically skilled, confident in their talents, grounded in their identities, and poised to contribute to the world. Their academic program allows them to provide excellence in general and Judaic education, along with immersion in the Hebrew language.

PJ Library

PJ Library

When you enroll in PJ Library, we’ll mail you a free, high-quality book or CD every month. Selected by top Jewish educators and kid-tested, the books represent the best Jewish children’s literature available today. Age appropriate topics include Jewish holidays, traditions, values and heroes. Best of all, you can expect each book and CD to engage and delight! Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up, regardless of their Jewish background, knowledge, or observance.


Young Adults


CJS EMUCenter For Jewish Studies – Eastern Michigan University

Bob Erlewine, Director: rerlewi2@emich.edu

The program offers courses concerned with the history of the Jewish people, a story of survival under extraordinary circumstances. It considers the cultural and intellectual gifts Jews have given the world. It also focuses on the Jewish faith, its richness, its intricacy, its demands, as well as its complex and fascinating relationships with other religions.

EMU hillelHillel At EMU

Cindy Hughey, Executive Director: director@msuhillel.org

Exploring what makes us all uniquely Jewish and universally human in a welcoming and pluralistic environment, Hillel @ EMU is a “home away from home” for all Jewish students, regardless of background or viewpoints.

JCLPJewish Communal Leadership Program

Karla Goldman, Director: kargold@umich.edu

The University of Michigan’s Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP) offers a distinctive educational opportunity for emerging leaders committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while also addressing broader social concerns.


Ariella Hoffman-Peterson: jyp@jewishannarbor.org

We seek to create a strong community for young Jewish professionals in the greater Ann Arbor area in order to keep them engaged in Jewish life through social connections, cultural, religious exploration and a commitment to Tikkun Olam- repairing the world.

Judaic StudiesUM Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

Maya Barzilai, Director: brmaya@umich.edu

The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies offers a major and minor in Judaic Studies, a minor in Yiddish Studies, a master’s degree in Judaic Studies, and a doctoral certificate in Judaic Studies. The Center also offers courses on topics ranging from the Bible to the Graphic Novel and from the Talmud to Yiddish love stories.

UM Hillel

Rabbi Davey Rosen, Executive Director: daveyr@umich.edu

Our Hillel supports nearly 60 independent student groups for our 6.700 Jewish students on campus – spanning the full breadth of Jewish life.


Associations & Advocacy


More information: donorservices@hadassah.org

HADASSAH, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women’s organization whose members are inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in the US.

JCOR (Jewish Congregations Organized for Resettlement)

Ketl Freedman: cfreedman@emich.edu
Rita Benn: ritakbenn@gmail.com

JCOR is an all-volunteer Jewish Community-wide collaboration among six area congregations.  Its purpose is to help newly arrived refugee families get settled and gain independence through their first year in the U.S.  The collaborating congregations are Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan, Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation, Beth Israel Congregation, Jewish Cultural Society, Pardes Hannah, and Temple Beth Emeth, with fiduciary support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor and in partnership with Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

ORTORT America, Ann Arbor Chapter

Joan Levitt, President: jflevitt2@gmail.com

ORT is the largest Jewish non-profit organization for education in the world. We provide state-of-the-art STEM instruction (science, technology, engineering and math) via innovative programs that provide youth with a solid foundation for higher education and that give adults knowledge and skills for current industry.