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Shabbat Services

Main Service

The Main Service meets in the Sanctuary every Shabbat from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

We strive to create a welcoming and interactive prayer environment with space for congregational singing, learning and personal reflection. This melody-filled service meets in the Sanctuary every Shabbat morning from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Davening is led by Cantor Schvartz, and Torah discussions and sermons are delivered by Rabbi Schuck, Rabbi Sitkin, and Rabbi Fisher.

Services are traditional and egalitarian, using Conservative liturgy (Siddur Sim Shalom). Each week congregant volunteers read the full traditional Torah reading as well as the weekly haftarah (selection from Prophets and Writings). Please visit our online sign up page if you want to volunteer to read from the Torah or chant the Haftarah. We use no musical instruments other than our voices joined together in song. All are welcome to join us!

Each week, the service is punctuated with a sit-down Kiddush luncheon with the entire Beth El community. Please join us, and make sure to introduce yourself to us at the end of services.

Kavannah—Mindfulness  and Contemplation 

(Formerly the Contemplative Service)

How can we pay better attention to living our lives with intention? You are invited to make time for yourself at our Contemplative Service, which is designed to slow the pace of our lives down in order to listen to what emerges from the silence. In this service, we will set aside time for mindfulness meditation, contemplative study, singing, and prayer. We will focus our attention on opening our hearts and minds. Everyone is welcome; dress as you would like. Just bring an open mind. 

We begin at 10:45 a.m. so please arrive a few minutes early to minimize interruptions. The service concludes at 11:45 a.m. Afterwards, you may continue to sit quietly in the Wiener Lounge or join the rest of the congregation for the kiddush luncheon at 12:00 p.m.


Youth Services

Click here to learn more about Youth Services.

Shabbat Discussion Group

Services take place in the Bess and Nathan P. Jacobs Library from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon. Participants gain a better understanding of the Shabbat morning service through study and discussion of individual prayers and the weekly Torah portion. Other relevant topics are also discussed.

Contact: Jack Gruenberg at

Sat, November 27 2021 23 Kislev 5782