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November 5, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! Candlelighting begins tonight at 6:05pm. On Saturday, Shabbat ends at 7:05pm.

Federation News

Summer Camp Opportunities for Children with Special Needs
Interested in a local camp experience for your child with special needs? Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor are coordinating closely with local camps to create inclusive Jewish camp opportunities for summer 2022.

To learn more, contact Jacob Singer at
Save the Date for ILLUMINATE
Federation is proud to partner with the JCC of Greater Ann Arbor and Beth Israel Congregation for this amazing Chanukah extravaganza. With a Variety Show to wow adults and activities for kids of all ages, you won't want to miss Illuminate! Stay tuned for more information!
A Successful Ladies' Night Out
A great time was had by all at Federation's Ladies' Night Out on October 28th! Women from across the Ann Arbor Jewish community mixed and mingled at the Session Room, and everyone is looking forward to the next gathering. So... Make sure to join us on Thursday, December 9!
Looking to get involved in Women’s Philanthropy or events? Contact Marci Sukenic at
Relive a Virtual Sigd Celebration
The Jewish Agency for Israel held a celebration for the traditional Ethiopian Jewish holiday Sigd this past week. Watch the recording to feel the excitement!

Spotlight: Our Community Partners

Stay up to date with stories from our community partners in Ann Arbor, Israel and around the world

Beth Israel Congregation & ADL Michigan

Briefing on State of Hate in Michigan
According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)'s annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents report, cases of antisemitism in the state of Michigan rose by 21% in 2020.

The upcoming State of Hate Briefing, hosted by Beth Israel Congregation and ADL Michigan, will examine findings from the report, recent incidents & trends in antisemitism and hate, and resources to better respond to hate and bigotry in your community.

Wednesday, November 10 at 7PM ET. On Zoom.  Questions? Email Amanda at Beth Israel.
Register for State of Hate Briefing

Jewish Communal Leadership Program
at University of Michigan School of Social Work

Committed to helping Jewish communities? Apply to JCLP!
The Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP) at the University of Michigan School of Social Work is now accepting applications for Fall 2022! This full-time, 20-month program includes:
  • Master of Social Work from the nation's #1 ranked School of Social Work
  • Certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership from the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
  • Significant tuition support
For more information, contact Paige Walker at or (734) 764-5392.
Early Application Deadline is December 1

Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor

Want to learn more about Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor? Their Admission Director's door is always open! Join the Zoom at any point during the 10:30-11:30am hour on Nov. 14th to chat with Ali Reingold about HDS and it's joyful community of learners.
Email to RSVP for the Link

Jewish Geography

Interesting and thought-provoking stories from around the Jewish world

The Echoes of Kristallnacht
Just before midnight on November 9, 1938, the Gestapo chief, Heinrich Müller, sent a telegram to every police unit in Nazi Germany. “In shortest order,” it read, “actions against Jews and especially their synagogues will take place in all of Germany. These are not to be interfered with.” The Atlantic.
Watch this short film of interviews with those who lived in Germany in the early days of the Nazi regime
Coalition passes 2021 budget, first in 3.5 years, averting early election threat
Israeli government overcomes major test after staying up until 5 a.m.; MKs reconvene Thursday morning to vote on arrangements bill and 2022 budget. Times of Israel.

Three Jewish players set a World Series record by walking onto the field
Two Braves and one Astro represent the largest contingent of Jews ever to take the field in a single World Series. Religion News Service.
New to the Ann Arbor Area?
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Contact Federation's Engagement & Community Relations Manager Hilary Greenberg to discover all that Jewish Ann Arbor has to offer. Email Hilary at or call (734) 585-5405.
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