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Our Story

About Genesis of Ann Arbor

One of the few of its kind

Genesis of Ann Arbor is one of a few permanent interfaith spaces of worship in the entire world. In America, we were the first partnership between a Christian Church and a Jewish Synagogue to share equally a space of worship.

Genesis tile mosaic

Our Mission

The Mission of Genesis of Ann Arbor is to exemplify interfaith understanding, cooperation, and friendship, and, through its board, to steward its shared space in ways that strengthen St. Clare’s Episcopal Church and Temple Beth Emeth and the broader community.

St. Clare's logo
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Historic Partnership

Genesis represents an historic partnership between St. Clare's Episcopal Church and Temple Beth Emeth. We seek opportunities to work for justice, to learn, and to deepen and celebrate our understanding of one another.  We work together on an ongoing basis to maintain our building and organize events and activities to bring us together.

Iron cross and star of david in front of genesis building, with shadows
banquet hall set up for wedding reception

Why Rent from Us?

The guiding principles of the Genesis partnership determine how the Genesis Board works with its guests, renters, employees, and the broader community. Through these principles we cultivate a friendly, service-oriented environment.

Support our vision and purpose by hosting your event with us.

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