T'chiyah is an inclusive, egalitarian, participatory Reconstructionist synagogue that provides for the expression, observance, study, and enjoyment of Judaism, Jewish culture, and Jewish tradition. Our members come together to enhance their lives with weekly Shabbat services, holiday observances, lifelong education experiences, and life-cycle events that blend tradition and innovation.
In keeping with Reconstructionist values and philosophy, T'chiyah includes members of varied backgrounds and practices who have a strong commitment to social justice. Our community is enriched and strengthened by the diversity of our members. Our synagogue welcomes singles and families, LGBTQ+ people, interfaith couples and families, and Jews of patrilineal descent and all races and national origins. We are also the fiscal sponsor for Detroit Jews for Justice, a grassroots organization fighting for racial and economic justice in Metro Detroit.
T'chiyah is an official affiliate of Reconstructing Judaism (formerly known as the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation), the organizational home of Reconstructionist Judaism - the fastest growing Jewish movement in North America. Reconstructionism recognizes that Judaism changes within the framework of tradition. The movement strives to create a Jewish way of life that encompasses the legacies of Judaism and of contemporary American life. For more on Reconstructionism, see "About Reconstructionist Judaism."
T'chiyah-niks enjoying a special poetry-reading Havdalah with Marge Piercy - October 27, 2018