The Cross and Star of David standing side by side on Packard Road symbolize Genesis of Ann Arbor, the joint corporation created by St. Clare’s and Temple Beth Emeth, a Reform Jewish congregation. The purpose of the corporation is to own, operate and maintain our common property. Each congregation maintains its separate program and religious character, though we undertake a number of joint initiatives.
Together we conduct a Thanksgiving Eve service, joint Passover Seder and an annual pulpit exchange. We jointly sponsor outreach to homeless families and help maintain our grounds. Genesis was formally established in 1975. We celebrated our 25th anniversary in the year 2000, and we are proud to be part of this unique common life between two religions.
Check out this video for an example of our inter-faith services:
Genesis Vice President