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NEW!  Mid-week prayer:  Wednesdays Shacharit and Song
9 AM-9:45 AM

Hazzan Harold invites you to join either live or via livestream. This offering will encompass the morning service but in a loose and non-traditional way,  and if we get a minyan, we will include time for the mourners’ kaddish. All are welcome to come to BAI and be part of this in person or tune in via Livestream.

Friday Night/Kabbalat Shabbat: Informal, causal, spirited and soulful.

Our Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service offers contemplative and uplifting prayer with melodies and niggunim set to acoustic music. The Maariv or evening service that follows blends traditional nusach with contemporary melodies. Come as you are. Jeans and sneakers are as common as suit and tie.

Weekly, Shabbat Mornings (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).

  • Torah Study

    Rabbi David offers Torah Study from 9am-9:45am and then leads a traditional, non-instrumental Pesukei Dzimrah service in our Sanctuary.

  • Tefilah B’Kavanah(Prayer with intention)

    Led by Hazzan Harold, this is our weekly Shabbat morning offering of intentional musical prayer, with spirited song, chant and meditation. Our aim is to allow for deep, uninterrupted, joyful and focused tefilah. Tefilah B’Kavanah is held in the Chapel and from 9am until 10am.

Weekly, Shabbat Mornings (10 AM)

Our main service blends traditional prayer modes with contemporary melodies and niggunin 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 pre-K and elementary school kids during Shabbat Beit Midrash Education program, parents and adults of all ages.  Monthly, we have family Shabbat services at 11am, typically followed by Kiddush lunch.

Monthly, Shabbat Mornings (9 AM)

Monthly 9 am offerings include Tikkun Midot Yoga led by Rabbi Myriam Klotz and Embodied Prayer led by Nicole Levin.

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