Worship with UsShabbat Services

Six days a week we wrestle with the world; on the Sabbath we especially care for the seed of eternity planted in the soul. – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (adapted)

Congregation Bayt Shalom celebrates Shabbat with joyous, musical, and participatory services. Our Erev Shabbat/Shabbat evening services begin at 7:30pm every Friday evening and lasts about 1 hour. We use the prayerbook, Likrat Shabbat, and the service includes both Hebrew and English readings. Our Shabbat morning service begins at 10:00am typically on the third Saturday of each month and last about an hour and a half. Our service includes a Torah reading from the Torah scroll and the haftarah reading in English. We use the prayerbook, Siddur Sim Shalom, and the service is mainly in Hebrew. English transliteration is available for both services.

Following services we join together for an Oneg (dessert reception) in the social hall to say Kiddush and Motzi (blessings over wine and challah bread) and to enjoy delicious treats and good conversation!

Attire for services is business casual. Congregants typically wear a button shirt or polo shirt (no tie unless you prefer to wear one) and khaki pants or wear a nice blouse with a skirt or dressy slacks, or a dress.

Shabbat Evening-Erev Shabbat Services

Every Friday

7:30pm

Community Shabbat Dinner

(please bring dairy/fish/vegetarian dish, or dessert, or drink to share)

1st Friday Each Month

6:30pm

Tot Shabbat

(for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children)

1st Friday each month

6:00pm

Shabbat Morning Services

3rd Saturday Each Month

unless bar/bat mitzvah or holiday, please check calendar

10:00am

Minhag (Customs & Traditions)

  • We respecfully ask that all men wear a kippah (skullcap) while inside the synagogue. Women are encouraged to wear a kippah during services if they feel comfortable doing so. Kippot (plural of kippah) are provided at the entrance of the synagogue.
  • Jewish men and women are welcome to don a tallit (prayer shawl) during morning services.
  • Whenever we say HaMotzi (the blessing over bread), everyone touches someone who touches someone who touches someone else who is helping to hold the challah plate. This links us together in sacred community.