5:30pm Oneg (light appetizers)
6pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
A multi-generational joyous and participatory musical service, welcoming Shabbat with dancing, community, opportunities for reflection and inspiration.
January 24, February 7, 21
7:30pm Shabbat Service followed by dessert Oneg
A beautiful worship service in the mainstream Reform model using a variety of musical styles to create a warm and inviting worship experience. Typically, the last Shabbat of each month the choir sings.
January 31, February 14,
Soul Spark Shabbat Services
The soul Spark Ensemble and guest Velez on cello A new Shabbat evening service featuring contemplative music, meditation, and wisdom to ignite your soul!
January 17, February 28
9am Torah Study
Explore the weekly portion in a warm and welcoming atmosphere where each participant has the opportunity to learn, listen and share. A brief lay-led service follows the study.
9:15am Conservative Service
Every Saturday, except when Jerusalem Shabbat*
Ivdu Et Hashem B’simcha (Serve the Holy One with Joy) blends high energy, joyous, participatory service with opportunities for meditation and contemplation in a warm and intimate community. Return to that moment at Mt. Sinai through traditional Torah reading while exploring its personal relevance to each one of us. Led by our rabbi and lay leadership.
On the streets of Jerusalem on Shabbat morning, the dew on the trees reflect sunlight sparkling diamonds, the air is crisp and still, and the peace is palatable. Joyous prayer pours out houses and little shteibls – the human song and the song of creation intertwined. Friends and family come together to eat, to share, and to immerse in words of life-giving Torah. One can’t imagine a Torah more relevant and real.
Be absorbed in a meditative and meaningful musical journey through the morning service
Enjoy transliterated and fully-accessible Hebrew prayer
Rejoice around the Torah with schnapps and sparkling cider
Eat and engage with community over lunch
10am Reform Shabbat Morning Service
Music is lead with guitar accompaniment by Cantor Natalie Young. The service takes place in our sanctuary. While the service is open to our entire congregation, you can expect that service attendees will primarily be guests of the b’nai mitzvah family. The bar/bat mitzvah student will lead the service from Mishkan T’filah, our Reform prayer book.
(Formerly Tot Shabbat Playspace)
Join us for a special Shabbat for Families with Young Children
Abbreviated musical morning service
Lunch and schmooze
10:30am on Saturday, January 18
Saturday morning, February 8, 2020
You won’t want to miss KISS: inspiring, musical, engaging, entertaining. Special Guest Speaker Cantor Natalie Young will deliver inspiring words of Torah. Men, women, teens, and children are invited and encouraged to attend this popular women-led Shabbat morning service which will be followed by a lavish Kiddush Luncheon and entertainment.
To help offset the cost of the Kiddush luncheon donations of any amount are welcome at any time; for those $36 or greater received by Jan. 30, we will include your name in the program as a “supporter.” Please earmark donation “KISS Kiddush Luncheon” or click the button below to donate. Thank you.
During the Week
Refuat HaNefesh: Healing of the Soul Minyan
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
A prayer gathering held each and every Tuesday evening in the Sidney Eisenberg Chapel. This service enables those of us who are in mourning or observing a Yahrzeit to join with their Temple Beth El family for a 30 minute service filled with prayer, song and quiet moments of reflection to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. The service is a fusion of prayers both in Hebrew and English, using the weekday prayer book, Siddur Eit Ratzon. All the Hebrew is transliterated and has beautiful, relevant explanations of the intentions behind the prayers.
*Oneg is a time for the community to come together and visit, with savory eats