Services are warm and inviting. Members of Congregation Beth Shalom join together in a traditional and contemporary blend of Hebrew and English, in word and song.
Worship at CBS is egalitarian, both men and women can lead services, count in a minyan, and read from the Torah. Our Cantor and Ritual Committee members work together to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere in which all our members feel at home. Children are encouraged to participate in services at their age-appropriate level, whether it's just listening or practicing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Many of post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students continue to be active in leading services and all members are encouraged to participate at whatever level they feel comfortable. Our siddurim (prayer books) are written in a modern, intimate style, with more gender-inclusive language. Transliterations are provided for those who can't read Hebrew.
We have weekly Erev Shabbat services followed by refreshments and time for getting to know one another. The first Friday of the month is a Family Service. Saturday morning Shacharit services are held monthly. Check our calendar for Shabbat service dates.
We celebrate all major Jewish holidays with both religious services and other festivities, such as our annual Hanukkah party, Purim picnic, and community seder on the second night of Passover.
Congregation Beth Shalom is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
For proper synagogue etiquette, and other tips, see the Ritual "How To" section of this web site.
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