Worship is an important part of our members" experience. CBS offers worship services on every Shabbat as well as for all major holidays and festivals. We also offer different types of services to best meet the needs of our members. These invclude traditional prayer, family services, junior congregation, and tot Shabbat.
There is a famous saying that it's not the Jews who kept the Sabbath but it's the Sabbath that has kept the Jews. At Congregation Beth Shalom Shabbat is a special time with opportunities for everyone, at any age, to participate and enjoy a taste of the world to come.
Erev Shabbat (Friday night) Worship Schedule
- 6:45 PM: Family Service (1st Friday of the month)
- 7:15 PM: Monthly Meditation (4th Friday of the month)
- 8:00 PM: Traditional Erev (read more)
Congregation Beth Shalom provides worship opportunities for every major holiday. Special events for Simchat Torah, Hanukah and Shavuot help keep Judaism alive throughout the year.
In addition to celebrating together, we also support one another in remembering our loved ones through Yizkor services at each of the major (read more)
Days of Awe
Days of Awe
The Days of Awe are an incredibly reflective and introspective period for members of Congregation Beth Shalom.
Our Days of Awe begin with Selichot services on the Shabbat preceding Rosh Hashanah. The evening begins with a movie and discussion followed by a brief Havdalah service and then Selichot.
We offer full services on the first and second day of Rosh Hashanah. On Yom Kippur we offer morning, afternoon, Yitzkor, and Ne’ilah services. In addition to our full (read more)
Receiving an honor
Our worship services are heavily participatory. From time to time you may receive an honor and be called to help perform part of a service. (read more)
Congregation Beth Shalom is fortunate to have a trained meditation instructor among its lay leadership. Jewish meditation teacher Yonah Klem offers meditation classes/sessions throughout the (read more)
CBS Guide for Visitors and Guests
CBS welcomes guests from all faiths and beliefs. We strive to make our synagogue and services accessible and comfortable for all who wish to participate. We have compiled a guide addressing many of the questions that our guests have with regard to worship at Congregation Beth Shalom.
Please click here
to download the guide. We hope that it will answer your questions and make your experience and Congregation Beth Shalom more enjoyable. (read more)
Tish'a b'Av Torah Tropes
Tish'a B'Av, the 9th of the month of Av on Monday, August 4, 2014, is a day of mourning in the Jewish calendar. It is a complete fast day, like Yom Kippur. On this day, we remember the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. The Jews were expelled from Spain on Tish'a B'Av, 1492. The day is a focal point of bitter memories for the Jewish people.
We chant the Book of Eicha, Lamentations, on this day. The melody of Eicha is the most beautiful of all of the (read more)