Services

Worship Schedule:On Shabbat

Friday Evenings

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.
March 6, 13 (with Rabbi Allen Krause Scholar-in-Residence, Professor Daniel Matt), 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 15, 22; June 5, 12, 19, 26 (BE Sisters leading); July 10, 17, 24; August 7, 14, 28 (Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton with Rabbi Sid Schwarz); September 4, 11, 18 (Erev Rosh Hashanah); Oct 2 (in the sukkah)

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.
April 10, May 8, June 26, July 31, August 21, September 25

 

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!
February 28, March 13, April 3, May 22

Outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat Services on the Lawn
with The Band of Milk & Honey and our Kol Haneshamah Adult Choir
Come enjoy an uplifting Shabbat of music and prayer in the fresh air with friends and family. Bring your picnic blankets!

April 24     Outdoor Shabbat celebrating Earth Day – 6pm
June 12     5pm oneg and BYO parve or dairy meal (no meat)
                   and picnic blankets! Followed by 6pm service
July 10       5:30pm Appetizer oneg followed by 6pm service
August 14  5:30pm Appetizer oneg followed by 6pm service

 

Saturday Mornings

9am Torah Study

Every Saturday
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.

9:30am Jerusalem Shabbat Experience*

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.

Shabbat Katan

(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

 

Kol Isha Shabbat Service (KISS) and Kiddush Luncheon

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