Worship | Congregation Beth Am

Worship

Experience the joy of Shabbat on Saturday morning with a community of friends. The Torah Minyan, led by Beth Am clergy, meets most Saturday mornings for worship that includes a lively, participatory discussion of the weekly Torah portion.
Every Shabbat morning, a large and enthusiastic group comes together for Torah study in the Beit Kehillah, on the lower campus. Rabbi Janet Marder teaches this class, which focuses on a thoughtful reading of the entire Torah, exploring the historical, ethical and spiritual questions raised by the text. We explore Torah on three levels: What meaning did it hold in its original ancient Near East setting? How have our sages and commentators understood the text over the centuries? What personal and communal meaning does it hold for us today? Every session offers learning, lively interchange and ample opportunity for questions and discussion. People of all levels and backgrounds are welcome, and Hebrew knowledge is not required. Come at 8:30 for bagels, coffee and friendly conversation. Past Torah Study session audio recordings are available online.
Shabbat in the Round is a service during which the congregation is joined by instrumental groups for an especially joyous and vibrant worship experiences. Rabbi Sarah Weissman will speak. For more information, check out Our Services. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Sanctuary, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit will speak and our Teen Tizmoret will perform. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Rejoice in the Torah! — On this festive night, Jews around the world complete the reading of the Torah and begin anew with the first words of Genesis. Bring your family for an evening of rejoicing!
Led by Rabbi Janet Marder and Cantor Jaime Shpall — On Shemini Atzeret, the concluding day of the festival of Sukkot, it is customary to recite yizkor (memorial prayers) in remembrance of our loved ones. At the conclusion of this festival service, which also includes the chanting of Hallel (Psalms of praise), a light brunch will be served. RSVP for the brunch to Emily Osterman, and let her know if you have names of loved ones to be read aloud.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Heath Watenmaker will speak. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Sarah Weissman will speak. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Samantha Kahn will speak and our Teen Tizmoret will perform. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Heath Watenmaker will speak. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Shabbat in the Round is a service during which the congregation is joined by instrumental groups for an especially joyous and vibrant worship experiences. Rabbi Janet Marder will speak. For more information, check out Our Services. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Sanctuary, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Sarah Weissman will speak. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Heath Watenmaker will speak and our Teen Tizmoret will perform. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Sarah Weissman will speak. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Shabbat in the Round is a service during which the congregation is joined by instrumental groups for an especially joyous and vibrant worship experiences. Cantor Jaime Shpall will speak. For more information, check out Our Services. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Sanctuary, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
Come enjoy our musical Tizmoret Service. For more information about Tizmoret Services, check out Our Services. Rabbi Heath Watenmaker will speak. *This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Beit Kehillah, you give Beth Am permission to record you.
The Beth Am community gathers each Friday night at 6:15 PM to welcome Shabbat (come at 6:00 PM 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. The Beth Am clergy will be holding a Q&A discussion. For more information, check out Our Services.
Congregation Beth Am
  • 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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