Erev Shabbat Service
Friday evenings at 6:15 p.m.
The Beth Am community gathers each Friday night at 6:15 p.m. to welcome Shabbat (come at 6 to enjoy snacks and Hors d’oeuvres). Our worship services are musical, participatory and informal in spirit; they focus on helping us experience the spiritual renewal, peace, joy and sense of celebration that Shabbat can bring. Services usually include a teaching or sermon by our clergy, congregants or a guest scholar. On the first Friday of each month we are joined by Tizmoret, and on the third Friday by Shabbat in the Round, both instrumental groups, for especially joyous and vibrant worship experiences.
We celebrate Shabbat either in our beautiful glass-walled Sanctuary on the upper campus, or in our Beit Kehillah (House of Community), a more informal worship space on the lower campus. Services conclude by 7:30 and are sometimes followed by a congregational Oneg Shabbat or dinner.
Lay-led Gates of Prayer Service
Friday evenings at 5 p.m. in the Chapel
The Gates of Prayer service features a classical Reform worship style with responsive readings in English and a more formal, contemplative tone.
Shabbat Morning Torah Minyan
Saturday mornings at 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. in the Beit Kehillah
Experience the joy of Shabbat on Saturday morning with a community of friends. The Torah Minyan, led by Beth Am clergy, gathers each week for worship that is focused on learning and spiritual growth. Each service includes a Torah reading and a lively discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Once a month, a kiddush lunch follows the service. The Minyan is preceded by an hour of Torah study in the Beit Kehillah, led by Rabbi Marder (9 – 10 a.m.).
Shabbat Morning Sanctuary Service (includes a Bar/Bat Mitzvah)
Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
When a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is scheduled, all congregants are warmly invited to help welcome our young people into the Beth Am adult community. This service includes a Torah/Haftara reading and commentary by the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. A kiddush lunch in the Social Hall usually follows.Lay-led Minyanim
Every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel, followed by lunch.
Every Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
Led by members of the congregation; all are welcome.
Various Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please refer to the Events Calendar for dates, times and locations.
Families with children ages five and under celebrate Shabbat in a kid-friendl service. Tot Shabbat includes singing, dancing, blessings and a short story told by one of the rabbis. Every other month, families with young children enjoy an informal Shabbat dinner.
Family Shabbat Service – Shabbat Sha-Boogie
Various Friday evenings, 5:30 p.m. in the Beit Kehillah
Join families with children in elementary school for a rockin’, high energy Shabbat service. Clergy and educators lead an abbreviated Shabbat service with stories, songs and other fun activities. An informal Shabbat dinner follows the service.