We celebrate the full cycle of the Jewish year with High Holy Day services, outdoor meals at Sukkot, Chanukah latke dinners, noisy get-togethers on Purim, Passover and Tu B'Shevat community seders, and more! We also celebrate the cycles of our members’ lives – bris and baby-namings, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings and commitment ceremonies, conversions and confirmations. And of course, we come together and provide support as a community in times of illness or death of members or their families.
Our Shabbat services (minyanim)
Friday night services, 7:30 p.m.
On Erev Shabbat, we hold a Reform/Liberal service, usually led by Rabbi Besser, including a d’var Torah, or sermon, and lots of music, followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat (a great way to meet others over dessert).
Saturday morning services, 9:30 a.m.
Each week, members of the Saturday morning minyan lead a traditional/Conservative egalitarian service, including the full Weekly Torah reading and accompanying Haftarah, followed by a Kiddush.
Jewish Renewal, Saturday Morning, 9:45 a.m.
Once a month, usually on the 3rd Shabbat, our Renewal minyan comes together for an innovative service featuring song, meditation, chant, and Torah.
Monthly Family Shabbat
We offer a monthly Friday evening Family shabbat that includes an abbreviated service, a parsha play performed by the children, and a catered meal.
JEWISH MEDITATION GROUP
In Genesis, our ancestor Isaac is described as going "lasuach" in the field, a term understood by commentators as a type of meditative practice. Here at Beth Shalom, we have gathered weekly for almost 20 years in member’s homes to relax, get centered, and fully experience the here and now. Our meditation leaders rotate as do the techniques we employ. Everyone is welcome! Please see the weekly e-news for our location or call the Beth Shalom office.