Welcome to our dynamic and engaging community! We are thrilled to help you explore the many aspects of the Ann Arbor Jewish community. Just like the area itself, you will find the Jewish community to be a rich tapestry of opportunities.
The Ann Arbor JCC provides core community services in the areas of early childhood education and care, school year care and activities and summer day camp for children K-12, exploring Israel as a part of Jewish heritage, family holiday experiences, and adult enrichment through arts, culture, and education. The J, as we are informally known, also offers a variety of health and wellness classes and activities, community wide celebrations, and WISE at the J in partnership with Jewish Family Services – a program connecting post-career/older adults with a variety of activities and services. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about all that we have to offer.
The Ann Arbor Jewish community has a rich variety of organizations and synagogues to support your Jewish journey. This list highlights a few of the core agencies and services that all host vibrant programming and services to enrich your mind, body, and spirit.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor is the Jewish Federations of North America affiliated community agency primarily serving communities in Washtenaw County. Federation brings the entire community together to build a pool of resources that supports local, national, and international Jewish agencies, as well as hosting programs that provide meaningful experiences with each other and with our partner community in Israel, Moshav Nahalal. Expressing the values of Tzedakah (giving to help others) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), Federation seeks to raise funds annually and in perpetutity to strengthen the many Jewish organizations we rely on everyday. Please explore their website for more information.
Many Jewish denominations are represented in Ann Arbor giving you a variety of worship options and opportunities to explore Jewish traditions. Some of them call The J home, some have their own buildings and spaces, some meet at participants’ homes. Any of our worship communities would be happy to welcome you and help you find your next spiritual home. Please explore this community directory (with links to each organization), compiled by Federation, for more information.
Hebrew Day School
The Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor is Ann Arbor’s K-5 Jewish day school located within the Ann Arbor JCC building. This non-denominational school provides a high quality education that includes rigorous secular and Hebrew immersion studies in an innovative multi-age classroom environment. Children who attend HDS are exceptionally well prepared for academically competitive middle schools, and leave with a strong sense of Jewish identity. Please explore their website for more information.
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is one of the premier social service agencies in the Ann Arbor area serving a diverse clientele. JFS provides a wide range of services such as older adult care-giving support, job search support, counseling, immigrant resettlement, hunger resources, English as a Second Language classes, professional continuing education opportunities, and more. Please explore their website for more information.
Washtenaw Jewish News
The Washtenaw Jewish News is our area’s independently published local source for news and information about the Jewish community. The WJN produces a monthly newspaper, and a periodic Guide to Jewish Life directory, providing the community with information and connection to all things Jewish in the area. Both current and past editions of the WJN are posted online. The WJN does not currently charge for a subscription, and relies heavil on advertising revenue. If you have a business, we encourage you to support this important community resource with your advertising dollars. Please explore the WJN website for more information.