Jewish Life & Worship
Shabbat, the sacred Jewish day of rest and celebration, begins on Friday evening and continues until sunset on Saturday. We encourage our members and families to observe Shabbat with the Congregation as well as to explore and commit to meaningful personal and familial values and rituals.
The Fall High Holy days are the highlight of the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, ten days later, are the most sacred days of the year. Our High Holy day services and programs invite reflection, renewal and awareness. Our services are held in our sanctuary and led by our Rabbis and volunteer members of the synagogue.
Beth El observes the holidays of Jewish calendar with services, celebrations, study programs and opportunities for engagement and social action.
Welcoming children – whether new born or newly adopted at any age - is one of the great joys of the congregation.
We encourage all our children to formally recognize their commitment to Jewish learning and life by being called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah.
Our clergy are delighted to officiate at the Jewish weddings of our members and children of our members; for many couples, joining the synagogue is part of their wedding preparation.