Temple Echad

Ann Arbor's Post-denominational, Interfaith Synagogue

As an extension of both our tikkun olam (repairing the world) mission and larger commitment to making the world a better place, we seek to be active participants in furthering the civil rights and human rights agenda of our time.

Standing in solidarity with social movements that seek to name, define, and speak out against societal problems, our response is to encourage and give voice to personal and collective stories and shared lived experiences that say, "it matters to me."

We believe that spiritual communities have a unique opportunity, role, and responsibility to lead in taking positive steps toward a better future, remembering what Martin Luther King Jr. wrote to his fellow clergymen from the Birmingham city jail:

 "Justice too long delayed is justice denied."

Locally grown in Ann Arbor, the IT MATTERS TO ME PROJECT is a nationally focused effort that seeks to provide a platform for people to share their concerns on matters of human rights and civil rights.

Our mission is to voice our conviction that our common humanity requires us to recognize and act against injustice, and to tell our stories about why it matters to me

We hope to put words around the suffering all face when peace is not realized around the world.


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Contact us at temple.echad@icloud.com


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Temple Echad is a nonprofit organization that is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All charitable contributions and donations are tax deductible.