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

All are welcome to attend and participate in this convenient, early service. The service is always concluded prior to 6:00 PM should one wish to attend the main service.  The prayerbook, which is provided at the service, is The Gates of Prayer, published by Central Conference of American Rabbi 5755/1994. Each service contains all the elements of the main service, including the Kaddish, and the current yahrzeit list for that week. All are welcome.
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. Rabbi Sarah Weissman will speak. For more information, check out Our Services.
Community Oneg Shabbat — After the Shabbat evening service, celebrate congregant Don Allen's birthday at a festive Oneg Shabbat. Beth Am's own house klezmer band, Klezmore Square, will be performing. Come schmooze and meet both old and new friends in a friendly and social atmosphere.
Congregation Beth Am
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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).