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Welcome to The Rabbi's Corner


Beth Ahm strives to create a Jewish community by providing a place for all to enter.  We want people to be able to connect with other people, learn about Jewish texts and Jewish life, and celebrate being Jewish.  Beth Ahm is a synagogue with a deep history and many life-long members.   But it is also a place which actively welcomes new faces, providing them not only an opportunity to be a part, but a true chance to have an impact on our synagogue community through offering new ideas or by volunteering to be a lay-leader.

We value the uniqueness of our congregation as well as the uniqueness of each individual that comes through our doors.  I am happy to hear from you if you have any questions about me or about Beth Ahm.  Please contact me at (248) 851-6880 or

Rabbi Steven Rubenstein
Book Notes
Below are some of the books I have recently read.  Please click on the book titles to read my thoughts about each book.  You may want to add these to your reading list.

December 2019 - multiple works on The Mizrahi Experience and The State of Israel 
August 2019 - Lucas Hnath's The Christians
January 2019 - Micah Goodman's Catch 67
July 2018 – David Bezmozgis' The Betrayers
December 2017 – I’m Not White, I’m Jewish (collection of books about the African American experience)
February 2017 – Meir Shalev’s Two She-Bears
February 2017 – Anita Shapira’s Ben Gurion: Father of Modern Israel
March 2016 – Etgar Keret’s The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
April 2016 – John Clayton’s Many Seconds into the Future
June 2016 – Jon Levenson’s Inheriting Abraham
November 2016 – Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Between the World and Me

Bulletin Articles
I also share thoughts on various topics in the congregation's bulletin.  Click on the links below to read from a few of my favorite topics.
Food Stamp Challenge
FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

A Time To Mourn
A Time To Mourn is a guide to Jewish traditions surrounding death, burial, and mourning.  Whether you are experiencing this aspect of your lifecycle currently, or are simply interested in learning more, A Time to Mourn is a helpful place to begin.  If you have any questions about these traditions, you are invited to please contact Rabbi Rubenstein at or 248-851-6880.


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