Shabbat Corner | Congregation Beth Am

Shabbat Corner

Shabbat Corner

Shabbat Corner

Welcome to the Shabbat Corner! We'd like to connect you to a thoughtful and diverse collection of reflections on Shabbat through the Union for Reform Judaism's Shabbat Blog.

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In addition, please check our Resource Box (at right) for Shabbat materials that we've gathered: melodies and demonstrations for the Friday night prayers for candles; wine and challah as well as Havdalah; and favorite Beth Am Shabbat recipes. We hope this project enhances your enjoyment of this beautiful weekly holiday, and we wish you a peaceful and joyful Shabbat.

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Shabbat Events

Friday, September 22, 6:15 PM, Sanctuary  The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah, Shabbat of Return because its special haftarah reading begins with the words Shuvah Yisrael "Return O Israel," from the prophecy of Hosea. It is also referred to as Shabbat Shuvah because it falls during the Ten Days of Repentance. At the conclusion of the service we will proceed to the Outdoor Chapel to dedicate the memorial plaques that have been added to the wall since our 2016 Shabbat Shuvah service.
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.
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.
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