All Services, minyanim, Shabbat and holidays, are egalitarian. Women and men participate equally in all services. All men are required to wear kippot for services; we encourage women to wear kippot, too. Anyone leading a service, reading Torah or coming on to the bimah for a Torah honor or aliyah is required to wear both a kippah and tallit.
The majority of our services are conducted in Hebrew and we use the Siddur Sim Shalom. We generally follow the triennial Torah reading cycle. We use the the Etz Hayim Chumash, which is approved by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and Rabbinical Assembly. We include the Imahot, the matriachs, in any communal repetition of the Amidah.
Our main service is on Shabbat (Saturday) morning. The Torah is taken out and read at this service. On Shabbat after services we schmooze with old friends and meet new friends over a delicious lunch prepared by our Shabbas Chef volunteers. Our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service is rich in singing and community. The Torah is not read at our Kabbalat Shabbat service.
We welcome visitors and hope if you are in the neighborhood you will join us for services.
Service animals are always welcome at Beth Shalom. However, we politely request that congregants not bring their personal pets to events, services, or classes.