Congregation Beth Sholom offers a variety of Shabbat morning services, each with its own special character.
- The Sanctuary minyan meets every Saturday morning throughout the year andbegins at 9 a.m in the Lewis Family Sanctuary. This service is run by our Rabbi and led by members of the congregation who read from the Torah and serve as Shelichei Tzibbur. The Sanctuary service is a traditional egalitarian service with a full Torah reading. There is an average of 200 attendees to a typical Sanctuary Shabbat morning minyan. On other days where the Sanctuary minyan meets, such as holiday Yom Tovim, our average turnout often reaches 300 or more.
- Minyan Koleinu is characterized by spirited and participatory melodies as part of a complete Shabbat davening experience. It meets on the second and fourth Shabbatot of the month at 9:15 a.m. in the Curtis Hereld Room, between September and June (see our calendar for more information). This traditional egalitarian service, modeled after New York’s Kehilat Hadar, features melodies used in contemporary and independent Shabbat services around the country. The service, which supports a family-friendly atmosphere, includes an abbreviated Pesukei D’zimrah, full Torah reading and a brief d’var Torah, which is presented by a congregant.
Kabbalat Shabbat services are held every Friday night, and Minhah and Ma’ariv services are held at the synagogue every Shabbat afternoon, with a study session and seudah shelishit, a light meal.
Children’s Shabbat Services (meet at 10:30 a.m.)
- Minyan Katan: For young children accompanied by a parent
- Minyan Shalom: For pre-K and Kindergarten children
- Minyan Gesher: For children in grades 1-3
- Minyan Sha’ar: For children in grades 4-5
- Sababa: For children in grades 6-7 at 11 a.m.