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Worship

The prayer-life of Congregation Beth Am is both communal and personal, offering quiet, meditative moments as well as community celebration. First and foremost, our worship is musical and participatory, inclusive and intergenerational, egalitarian and welcoming.

Our aim is to bring the timeless spirit of Jewish tradition into a setting that encourages innovation and creativity. We are a theologically diverse congregation in which stimulating, challenging Torah study is valued. We pray to God; we question God; we take seriously all opinions and concerns related to faith. Our personal reasons for entering the sanctuary are also diverse. Therefore, our prayers range from contemplative and comforting to joyful and exuberant. And finally, congregational worship is where we celebrate our personal moments with the community – Bar and Bat Mitzvah, the naming of newborns, blessings for newlyweds, anniversaries and other milestones, the loss of loved ones and friends. In these moments we give and receive the warmth of a “mazal tov” or the open hand of comfort and consolation.

Strengthened by participating in a vibrant worship community and by personal spiritual practice, we are able to give our best energies to fulfilling our congregational mission: We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to “do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).

Cycle of Life
Mi Shebeirach — Healing Prayer List
From the Bima
Jewish Holiday Calendar
Live Streaming
Shabbat Corner
Torah Blessings
Video Archive
Worship Services

The Marder Endowment for Living Torah supports educational and worship programs and opportunities. 

The Worship Fund supports Shabbat and festival programming, purchase and replacement of the congregation’s prayer books and repair or purchase of ritual items.

Please consider making a gift to one of these  funds in honor or memory of a loved one.

Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782