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Shabbat and Festival Services

shabbat prayer

We call Shabbat a delight, a day to refresh and renew. At Congregation Beth El, on Shabbat we join together as a synagogue family to rejoice in the gift of our lives, to reflect on the week gone by, and to sense God’s presence through our prayer and celebration. You are welcome to join us each week for Shabbat prayer on Friday evenings at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Stone Family Sanctuary. Our rabbis and synagogue members lead us in warm, participatory, and traditional services.
 
Friday Evenings
We welcome Shabbat each week at 6:15 p.m. taking leave of the busy routine of our week. Following our service, we gather for friendship and refreshments at an Oneg Shabbat.
 
On the first Friday of each month we enjoy our popular musical service, Shabbat B’Yachad. On occasional Friday evenings we invite our families with young children to enjoy Shabbat activities at our Tot Shabbat and PJ Shabbat services. On Friday evenings February 23 and May 11, 2018 our Shireinu Chorus participants will enhance our service with their melodies and spirit. On Friday evenings February 9 and April 20, 2018, we’ll enjoy our periodic creative musical services. We also hold a Friday evening service for Young Professionals each month. During summer months, on occasional Friday evenings from June through August, we enjoy a spirited and fun Beach Shabbat.
 
Shabbat Mornings
Each Shabbat morning at 9:30 a.m. we join together for prayer and contemplation, Torah reading and exploration of Jewish wisdom for our lives. Each week our service embraces individuals and families who come to celebrate personal milestones. A Torah Study session precedes our Shabbat Morning Services at 9:00 a.m.
 
As our style of communal prayer evolves, we hope to create innovative settings for personal prayer and meaning while honoring the liturgical rhythms and feel of Jewish tradition.

holiday celebrations

We observe the sacred occasions of the Jewish year each season. Our joyous prayer services and events on Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot feature the unique ritual symbols and commemorations of each festival. Throughout the year, our celebrations include opportunities for all ages to share in the spirit and meaning of every holiday. Watch for details about upcoming holiday plans.
 

synagogue honors

Celebrating Shabbat each week, and gathering for prayer every day, we enjoy marking special personal and family occasions by sharing them with our Congregation Beth El family. If you would like to receive a synagogue honor during a Shabbat or Daily Minyan service, please contact the Rabbinic Office.
 

Schedule of Services

Young Families' Shabbat Activities

Chai 20s/30s for Young Professionals

Wed, June 20 2018 7 Tammuz 5778