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Farewell to Rabbi Matt

With a sad, but also loving and glad heart, we will soon say farewell to Rabbi Matthew  Zerwekh, one of our fellow ISAAC Executive Board Family Members. Rabbi Matt, during a very troubling time in our society, we greatly appreciate you, your presence, gifts, wisdom and voice in ISAAC. Thank you for blessing and touching our lives as we continue to grow, learn and Become The Beloved Community. We are excited to see all God has in store for you and your family on this new journey. We are ISAAC Family for Life!


Elder King and Charlae

We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 10th at 5:30pm at Temple B’nai Israel as we learn about the Holiday of Shavuot, while also Celebrating and Honoring Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. Traditional Shavuot desserts will be served.

“I am honored and humbled to announce that I have accepted the opportunity to return to the Detroit area to become the next senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, in Oak Park, beginning July 1st. While I enter this next phase of my rabbinate with excitement, this is a bittersweet moment – serving as rabbi of Temple B’nai Israel and living in Kalamazoo has been a truly amazing experience, and Mayim and I will miss the special friends we have made. This community has had a great impact on us both, and Kalamazoo will hold a special place in our hearts.”

– Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh