U.S. Attorney’s Office and Jewish Leaders United Against Hate: Identifying, Reporting and Preventing Acts of Hate

Thursday, November 2
This event is being presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan, in partnership with federal and local law enforcement and Grand Rapids-area Jewish community leaders, to discuss effective strategies to prevent and respond to hate crime incidents and civil rights violations.

2023 Conservative/Masorti Shabbaton & Convening

Shabbaton – December 1-2, 2023

Convening – December 3-5, 2023
Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

We will gather around our shared values with others who care about the future of Conservative/Masorti Judaism: rabbis, cantors, Jewish professionals, congregational leaders, synagogue members, Conservative/Masorti leaders, teens, young adults, and more!

Making Choices Michigan

When you cannot speak for your self, the health system’s default is to provide every treatment available to extend life. The alternative is a reliable, documented plan called an Advance Directive.

Making Choices Michigan is committed to helping people determine their end-of-life preferences…

Order Your Lulav and Etrog

Blessing and shaking the Lulav and Etrog are the Jewish way to thank God for the blessings of the earth and its bountiful harvest. It is a mitzvah to own a lulav and etrog and shake it each day of Sukkot (except for Shabbat) in all six directions around us to remind us that God’s … Read more

Ahavas Israel’s Book Group – February

February 8, 2024
“The Tunnel,” by A.B. Yehoshua

A.B. Yehoshua surprises and delights once again with a story about aging and acceptance. The acclaimed author has crafted a tale which is both uniquely Israeli and yet universal in theme; everyone ages and weakens, but dignity and integrity need not fade.

Wrestling with Questions

Sunday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Jim and Sheryl Siegel, 2107 Robinson Road SE

If you are a regular attendee at a Shabbat service, what compels you to do so? Is it a sense of responsibility to God, attachment to a tradition, or search for a community?

Ahavas Israel’s Book Group – August

Thursday, August 10
“The Best Place on Earth,” by Ayelet Tsabar

2015 Sami Rohr Prize winner Ayelet Tsabari deftly applies the influences of her American short story contemporaries to a collection of narratives from that other country of immigrants.