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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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Each Friday evening we greet Shabbat with great oneg (joy) as we enter the period of k’dusha (holiness) that will last until sundown on Saturday.

On Friday evenings Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6:30 p.m. (except for the second Friday of each month), join us for a wine and cheese reception beginning at 5:45 p.m followed by a meaningful community worship experience. 

Please note the second Friday of each month from September through May, services begin at 8:00 p.m. (in the summer months, Kabbalat Shabbat begins each week at 6:30 p.m.). This service includes a Torah reading by a member of the congregation. A festive oneg follows. 

Throughout the year we incorporate a few special services: 

Meturgaman - From September through June, about once a month the Kabblat Shabbat service includes a Torah reading in the Meturgaman-style. In the ancient synagogue, the Meturgaman translated and interpreted the text of Torah for the community. We have adapted this ancient practice by interpreting and translating the Torah portion through drama and story.

Shabbat Shira - Several times each year, we offer an entirely sung Kabbalat Shabbat service. Melodies range from the simple and contemplative to the joyful and exuberant, allowing congregants and newcomers to sing along, even if a particular melody or piece of liturgy is not immediately familiar.

Special speakers - Members of the congregation and the community are also periodically asked to speak or to deliver the D'var Torah through out the year on a range of topics including social justice issues, interfaith relations, spirituality, and more. 

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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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