Shabbat and Festivals
Shabbat at Beth Am Israel: Creating sacred time in our sacred space.
Friday Night/Kabbalat Shabbat: Informal, causal, spirited and soulful. (6-7 PM)
Our Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service offers contemplative and uplifting prayer with melodies and niggunim set to acoustic music. The Maariv (evening service) that follows blends traditional nusach with contemporary melodies. Come as you are: Jeans and sneakers are as common as suit and tie.
Shabbat Morning (9 AM)
Each week begin with two offerings, lively and interactive Torah study with our Rabbi or an extended and enhanced prayer with our Hazzan we call Tefilah B’Kavanah (Prayer with intention). Monthly 9 am offerings include Tikkun Midot Yoga led by Rabbi Myriam Klotz, Embodied Prayer led by Nicole Levin.
Our main service blends traditional prayer modes with contemporary melodies and niggunim and features acoustic music in the early part of the service and a more traditional approach in the later parts of our prayer. This is a time for our whole community to come together each week- young kids at tot Shabbat, our elementary school kids during Shabbat Beit Midrash Education program, parents and adults of all ages.