Shabbat and Festivals
Shabbat at Beth Am Israel: Creating sacred time in our sacred space.
Friday Night/Kabbalat Shabbat: Informal, causal, spirited and soulful. (6-7:00 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 (9:00 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.
Sukkot and Simchat Torah 5780
Friday, October 18 at 6:00 pm–Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Shabbat morning, October 19 at 9:00 am–Shabbat Hol Ha’Moed Morning Services
Sunday, October 20, 10:00 am-New Member Brunch. We invite our new members who have joined over the past year to join us at Rabbi David & Nomi’s Sukkah for a special brunch to meet and mingle with other members & clergy.
1-4:00 pm– Open Sukkah at the home of Rabbi David and Nomi.
7:00 pm– Shemini Atzeret Festival Evening Service with Yizkor.
Monday, October 21 at 9:30am—Shemini Atzeret Festival Worship with Yizkor Memorial at 11:00am
5:00pm – “Do It Jewish!” Torah Dance Party with young kid-friendly activities. Geared towards children 5 and under.
6:00pm—Community Potluck Dinner– Dairy, pareve (no meat).
7:00pm—Simchat Torah Dance Party– Unroll the scroll, dance to a live rock band and celebrate the end and beginning of our Torah.
Tuesday, October 22, Simchat Torah Day
9:30 am–Traditional Festival Worship with our friends at Adath Israel
9:45 am-Walk on Cynwyd Trail with singing, Tefillah and conversation led by Hazzan Harold and Leo
11:00am- Everyone will head to Adath Israel for the conclusion of the Torah Reading and Kiddush.