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Situated in Petoskey, Temple B'nai Israel is Northern Michigan's only Jewish synagogue. We host relaxed and family-friendly Friday night Shabbat services year-round that are always open to the public. 

TBI Begins New Security Initiatives

TBI Board has been working all year on updating the safety and security of our Temple, social hall and congregants. Some of the initiatives taken and completed by our board include, new easy exit/locking doors, safety and security daily checklists, and training. . A big thanks to our securtiy committee!

New security procedures, updated September 2019:

  • New outdoor lighting and window shades.

  • Doors will be kept locked all the times.

  • On Shabbat, Greeters will be stationed in the foyer let people in and welcome them.

  • Greeter will instruct people to sign in, and fill out and wear name tags.

  • If the Greeter is not present, please ring the door bell. 

The rendering of the proposed new Rabbi House. Please help us make this beautiful image a reality!

Crumbling windows, poor ventilation, and outdated appliances

The Rabbi House behind our beloved temple has served our congregation and our rabbis well over the last twenty years. However, due to crumbling windows, poor ventilation, and outdated appliances, as well as a disintegrating foundation that leads to watermelons splatting on the floor, the house desperately needs to be renovated.

To make the Rabbi House able to continue attracting dynamic and quality
rabbis like Rav Maya, we need to raise $400,000. This project is long overdue, but we are excited to unveil the rendering of the new house and ask for your help to make this necessity a reality. You can learn more about the project with the case and pledge document and then browse the floor plan!