Our Shabbat morning service is clergy-led and features traditional Shabbat morning melodies, a triennial Torah reading (1/3 the of the entire Torah reading) and opportunities for congregants to have aliyot to the Torah and other honors. Expect a mostly Hebrew service with active announcements from Rabbi Glickman about where we are in the service, and a sermon.
Tefillateinu is a shorter service that has active musical accompaniment. Tefillateinu means “our prayer.” Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda, Alan Edelman and musical accompaniment by Adira Leibshultz lead this. Expect all Hebrew prayers to have English transliterations, a significantly shorter Torah service, and melodies that may be new to you. We hope you will join us for Tefillateinu and will invite your family and some friends to join you. Because here is the thing – the secret to an amazing service is not the guitar or the drum. It isn’t even the beautiful voices of the service leaders. The secret to an amazing service is YOU; It’s your presence.
For thirty years, members of Congregation Beth Shalom have gathered for a down-to-earth service where members of the Congregation lead every part. The Library Minyan is known for its friendly inclusiveness, the all Hebrew service, minimal announcements, a full Torah reading
and divrei Torah (Teachings on the weekly Torah portion) delivered by congregants. This is a community where (to quote an old television show), “everybody knows your name”.
Tot Shabbat happens each month and is designed for birth to preschool age kids and their parents or caregiver. It has lots of singing, story, and is casual. We also have a special “Kiddie Kiddush” with child friendly food after the service.
Kids’ Club is a service for children grades K-3. Though adults are WELCOME, kids can attend this on their own. It is often led by teen leaders in our congregation and is a fun way to spend Shabbat morning with friends.
Parashat HaShavua is an ongoing, monthly program taking place every third Shabbat of the month at 9:00 AM in the conference room. The goal of this program is to engage its participants in a stimulating discussion of the weekly Torah portion in a friendly atmosphere, where the difference of opinions is respected and questions are encouraged. An informal atmosphere and deep level of discussion are the trademarks of this gathering. No prior experience is required, and everybody is welcome to join.