Welcome Shabbat Outdoors | Congregation Beth Am

Welcome Shabbat Outdoors

Summer worship outdoors is a tradition at Beth Am, giving congregants an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of our campus. If you wish, feel free to bring friends and a picnic dinner to enjoy before or after the service. Below is a listing of summer outdoor services as well as our featured congregant speakers beginning in July:




June Speakers
15 - Rabbi Sarah Weissman (service followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat at which we will honor Rabbi Sarah for her 10 years with Beth Am)
22 - Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit (We say farewell to Director of Youth Education Mike Mason.)
29 - Andy Cheng

July Speakers
  6 - Steve Beitler
13 - Jill Rubin
20 - Barry Asin, Beth Am Men Representative (Service followed by a Community Shabbat potluck picnic.)
27 - Lisa Steinback, Beth Am Women Co-President, will speak followed by a BAW board blessing (Service followed by Tu B’Av Wine & Chocolate Oneg Shabbat, co-sponsored by BAW and BAM.)

August* Speakers
Prospective Member Month and Bring Your Family Shabbat every week!

  3 - Tina Kim, Sh'ma Groups Representative
10 - Matt Glickman
17 - Joanna Tasch, recently returned from URJ's Heller High Semester in Israel program
24 - Camp Shabbat featuring Zimriyah, Beth Am’s youth choir. (Dinner is free, but RSVP by Tuesday, August 21.) We will welcome Alana Green, Beth Am's new Youth Advisor!
31 - Interfaith Shabbat, with The Rev. Claire Dietrich Ranna, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church

September Speakers

7 - Stephanie Martinson

*Prospective member Shabbat every Friday evening in August. Child care will be available on the playground throughout August; we’re also providing special family-friendly snacks, including yummy mac and cheese through Bring Your Family Shabbat!
**These services will be live video streamed. By entering the Outdoor Chapel, you give Beth Am permission to record you.

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