We meet formally on the second Saturday and fourth Friday each month for Shabbat services at the Ann Arbor JCC, our home base. (The JCC is located at 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.) Second Saturdays feature a participative, musical service with Torah reading and discussion. Fourth Fridays services often feature our community band and community discussion and are followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner. Communal dinners, Torah studies, and informal prayer service held in members’ homes supplement these Shabbat observances.
In 2015/2016, we have several rabbis assisting us by leads many aspects of our services; our members lead other parts. We cherish both rabbinic and lay contributions to our community’s ritual life.
We hold our High Holiday services at the Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalist Church, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Our services are open, participatory, creative and musical. We welcome non-members to join us for the holidays and no tickets are required. Child care is available, and there is a community break-the-fast after Yom Kippur ends.
Scroll through our High Holiday posts to get a sense of what our services and programming are like, read talks by rabbis and members and browse readings and reflections.
Festivals and Other Holy Days
We gather as a community to celebrate the festivals and other Jewish holidays. Highlights of the year include our Sukkot retreat, Purim bash and communal seders. Here’s our full calendar of events.
All AARC services are open to the community and all are welcome! We strongly encourage non-members to attend services or other events in order to get the flavor of who we are. For more information about ritual and services at AARC contact the Board.