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Beit Am welcomes diversity in Jewish worship and seeks opportunities to accommodate its congregation. Religious Services are held on a regular basis. In all services men and women are counted in the minyan and are called to the Torah. Newcomers and visitors are most welcome at all the services. Click here to read a note about healing prayers in our services.
The schedule of services is included in the community events calendar. The schedule of the services uses these terms to describe the types of services being held on any particular date:
Erev Shabbat Family Service and Soup Dinner (First Friday of each month.)
Families and individuals of all ages are welcome for a service full of music and story, followed by Shabbat dinner. Please RSVP ahead to firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be joining us for dinner. We will be serving soup from Fireworks—cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child. The simplest way for you to contribute toward the expense is to bring cash or check for the amount and drop it in the box provided before candle lighting. Otherwise, please send in/drop off the amount to the Beit Am office at any point. Optional contributions of side dishes or desserts will be greatly appreciated. In any case, everyone is welcome to join us for any part or all of the evening.
Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Evening Services
7:30 pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.
A musical evening. The ensemble of Beit Am musicians will help us raise our voices in joyful prayer as we welcome in Shabbat together.
Sim Shalom Shabbat morning service
Meets as scheduled, 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, using the Sim Shalom (Conservative) siddur, followed by a kiddush. It is a full service, mostly in Hebrew with lots of singing, an abbreviated Torah reading, and a brief devar Torah. Egalitarian.
Shir Hadash Shabbat morning service, “A New Song”
Meets as scheduled, A service full of musical davennen (prayer) as well as times for quiet. The service will include a brief and participatory Torah service. People of all ages should feel welcome to enter and exit as they please, and hopefully find something meaningful and spiritually nourishing. Kiddush and potluck lunch (if you’re able—but don’t let it keep you away!) will follow right at noon.
Meets as scheduled, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, everyone is welcome to join us for chanting and meditation, followed by exploration of the Torah portion for the week. Light kiddush follows the service.
Note: Egalitarian indicates that men and women are counted in the minyan as well as called to the Torah.
Newcomers and visitors are welcome at all the services.
The schedule of services is included in the community events calendar.
These are melodies we commonly use at Beit Am. They originate from a wide range of sources, and we have tried our best to give appropriate attribution. If you know of ways in which we have done so inaccurately or inadequately, please let us know.
These are melodies commonly used at member's homes. Learn more at Erev Shabbat At Home. They originate from a wide range of sources, and we have tried our best to give appropriate attribution. If you know of ways in which we have done so inaccurately or inadequately, please let us know.