create Jewishness

Judaism is active and thriving at the Congregation of Moses in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our synagogue is over 130 years old and we have occupied our current site since 1961.

CoM is affiliated with the USCJ and we participate actively in the Jewish Federation of Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan. Our goal is to satisfy the diverse spiritual, social and educational needs of all of our members, young and old.

The mission of the Congregation of Moses is to nurture the spiritual and cultural values of an active Jewish community – to create Jewishness. We hope you will be a part of our community! We welcome you to contact us if you have any questions about our synagogue or the Kalamazoo Jewish community.

The Congregation of Moses, an egalitarian traditional synagogue, welcomes all interfaith families.

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Revised July 2022

We continue to monitor CDC recommendations and Kalamazoo County hospitalization status while also touching base with our medical professionals. We bear in mind Jewish and societal values as we attempt to make the best decisions for our community as a whole.

With that in mind, we are ready to make the following changes to our COVID Policy effective Sunday, August 7th.

Shabbat/Holiday Morning Services – In honoring and protecting the most vulnerable among us, we will continue to require masking during Shabbat and Holiday Shacharit (morning) services but will no longer require vaccinations (though we continue to recommend both vaccines and boosters). If you have been exposed or are feeling sick, we request that you join us online.

We will continue to monitor both local and national (CDC) guidelines as well as community input, and we will inform everyone of any subsequent changes to our policies.

Everyday Holiness Course
Everyday Holiness Course

October 20, 2022 - June 1, 2023
7:00 PM

Everyday Holiness

Through the Lens of Israel
Through the Lens of Israel

October 27, 2022 - June 8, 2023
7:00 PM

Through the Lens of Israel

Afghan Refugee Special Fund

“Tzedakah and acts of kindness are the equivalent of all the mitzvot of the Torah”

  – Jerusalem Talmud, Pe’ah 1:1

Afghan refugees have begun arriving in Kalamazoo. Members of Congregation of Moses, Temple B’nai Israel and People’s Church will be working together to sponsor two families with young children. But limited government assistance will not cover all they need until they are able to work.

We thank you sincerely for the generous donations of furniture and household goods, but funds are now also required help to purchase what cannot be donated. Please help if you can by making a monetary gift. Thank you!

Resettlement efforts are coordinated locally by Samaritas and Bethany Christian Services.