Learning is a foundation of Jewish life and highly valued at AARC. From holiday programs for families with young children, to discussions at Fourth Friday services, to intimate Torah study, we offer opportunities for Jewish learning and growth including:

Beit Sefer – Religious School

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Hard at work

Our Beit Sefer meets weekly on Sunday mornings at the JCC. Students grades K-7 learn in three multi-age classrooms and study Jewish tradition, culture, and Hebrew language.

We encourage both mastery of material as well as development of critical thinking.  Check out our Beit Sefer brochure, and learn more.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Ceremonies

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Proud new adult Congregation member Saul shows off his new nametag. Photo by Marcy Epstein

Children whose families are members of the Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation become bar and bat mitzvah in beautiful ceremonies we celebrate as a community. These are most often Shabbat services, and are most often conducted at the JCC.

Our services are flexible, creative and participatory, providing an opportunity to tailor the ceremony to suit each student and each family. Learn more.

Adult Learning

We offer adult learning opportunities throughout the year. Most of our Shabbat and Holiday programs include a learning and discussion component. Multigenerational programs occur throughout the year through our Sunday Beit Sefer. The AARC book group reads Jewish as well as non-Jewish books, both fiction and non. We also offer Shabbat morning study and Saturday evening educational programs on a regular basis.

Members of the AARC have been engaged in study around the Shmitah year, which will continue throughout the year, including a series of learning programs through our Food Land and Justice grant.

For a schedule of events see the calendar.