Our tradition teaches that the world is sustained by prayer, study, and acts of loving kindness. Incorporating both traditional and innovative approaches, Beth Emet offers a variety of worship opportunities on Shabbat, the High Holidays, festivals, and other occasions year-round. Our highly participatory style of worship encourages individual pursuit of spirituality within a supportive community.
During this time when our building is closed due to the pandemic, all our worship services are fully available to all via Zoom and we livestream on Beth Emet's Facebook page. Checkout our online calendar for a complete listing of services and Zoom links.
The celebration of Shabbat is integral to the life of Beth Emet. Each week it offers us the opportunity to slow down, take a cleansing breath, and focus on our own rejuvenation. In that spirit, we have created a Shabbat calendar for the year that brings the rest, joy, and holiness of Shabbat more fully into our lives. Through worship, communal Shabbat meals, and study, we create the time and space that allows us to connect with ourselves, our heritage and one another.
Kabbalat Shabbat Services on Friday Evenings
We welcome Shabbat with a Z'Oneg at 6:00 pm; an opportunity to schmooze with those who logon early. Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6:30 pm. A virtual siddur is projected throughout the service.
Shabbat Morning Kahal Services
Shabbat continues on Saturday beginning at 9:30 am. Services include a Torah reading (featuring our Torah cam!) and a discussion led by our rabbis or a member of the community. You can sign up in advance for an honor.
On Shabbat morning we use the Mishkan T’filah siddur. You can get a free online flip book for Shabbat, a discounted Kindle ebook version of Mishkan T’filah, or a full Mishkan T’filah. It’s also just fine to listen in!
Tot Shabbat meets on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
This lively 30-minute service is geared toward children under five years old and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Together we sing, dance with the Torahs, and enjoy a story from the rabbi's.
Morning and evening services are held for the festivals of Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and Shavuot. Morning services are held on Pesach, and Yizkor (memorial) services are held on Simchat Torah, Pesach, and Shavuot. Special family services are held on the evenings of Sukkot, Simchat Torah, the Shabbat during Chanukah, and Purim. Our congregation also observes Yom HaAtzmaut, Yom HaShoah and Tisha B’Av. Check the online calendar for a complete listing.