University of Michigan

Shabbat Times:

April 5- Parashat Tazria-Metzora

Friday candle lighting: 7:55 pm

Mincha: 7:00 pm

Dinner: 8:00 pm

Join Ask Big Question after dinner for FNL on the topic of “For whom are we Responsible?” "Big Questions" are concerned with the topics that matter to all of us, regardless of our religious traditions, cultural heritage, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and personal or political beliefs. Together, through these conversations, we can understand each other, understand ourselves, and make the world a better place.

Following FNL, there will be a Tisch at Hillel. Come enjoy some brownies, cookies, chips, and a whole bunch of Shabbos treats.


Shacharit: 9:30 am

Kiddush following davening

Lunch: 12:30 pm

Mincha: 7:47 pm

Shabbat ends: 8:58 pm

Events coming up:

Laser Tag: Saturday, April 13th, 9:30 PM @ Zap Zone

Join the Hillel community for a fun night of laser tag at Zap Zone. The fee will be $10.50 (to be paid at the door). This will cover 2 awesome games of laser tag!

Yom Hazikaron Ceremony: Sunday, April 14th, 7 PM @ Beth Israel Congregation

A memorial event for fallen Israeli soldiers. A 45-minute ceremony, volunteers from the community present memorial poems and songs in Hebrew and English. Rabbis from various congregations and Michigan Hillel are also involved in this meaningful event at Beth Israel Congregation, 2000 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Hillel Film Series: April 14th, 15th, and 16th @ Hillel

Join Hillel for its 2013 film series. Beginning Sunday, April 14 we will screen DevOUT, the story of gay Jews struggling to reconcile their faith with their sexuality while raising families within the Orthodox Jewish world. Monday, April 15, we'll show The Island President, a documentary about the efforts of then-Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to tackle climate change. Tuesday, April 16, we will end the series with the documentary Off and Running, a coming-of-age story about a track star, an African American teenage girl adopted by two Jewish women and raised in Brooklyn, who is struggling with her identity. Light refreshments will be served each night.

Celebrate Israel: Noa Live in Concert--Wednesday, April 17th, 7:30 PM @ Michigan Theater

The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor and Michigan Hillel present: Celebrate Israel: A 65th Birthday Anniversary Concert with Israeli singer Noa. Hillel's a cappella group Kol Hakavod will open for Noa. Festivities commence at 6:30 PM, and the concert doors open at 7:00 PM.

Graduation Shabbat Dinner: Friday, May 3rd, 8 PM @ Hillel

Learning Opportunities


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The Bernstein/Lewis home, 1304 Cambridge. 8 p.m. to 9:15p.m.

Topic: This semester we will explore the theme of the relationship between science and halakha, the commandments of the Torah in light of rational inquiry and investigation -- or, as rabbis of the middle ages termed it, the relationship between revelation and reason


Wednesday at 8:00 pm at Hillel

Talmud: Explore the fascinating world of Talmud through close textual study. Taught by Rabbi Rod Glogower at Hillel, 7pm.


I've Got a Feeling (The Shabbat Song)