Worship

What to Expect at TBS
Worship at Temple Beth Sholom is informal, song-filled and participatory. Much of our music invites group singing. If you don’t know Hebrew or if you don’t know the words, don’t worry–just hum, tap or clap along!

About half of the prayers are in Hebrew, the ancient language of Jewish faith and worship. Our prayer books include complete English translations and there is a transliteration card in the pews in order to allow all to participate meaningfully. Where the English is italicized, the congregation is expected to respond.

Both men and women, Jews and non-Jews, may wear a kippah (yarmulke) during worship, but it is not required.

Please join us in the ballroom after services for an oneg Shabbat to shmooze and nosh with us.

Shabbat


Regular Shabbat services begin at 8:00 pm on Friday evenings in our main sanctuary. During the summer months, services are held downstairs in the Frank S. Greene room with congregational volunteers leading the service. On some Friday evenings, special services are created and conducted by members of Sisterhood, Brotherhood, and other organizations of the synagogue.

Once a month, usually on the first Friday, Family Shabbat Services begin at 7:30 pm. These kid-friendly services feature the singing of our Junior Choir—B’nei Sholom—with a special story sermon told by our rabbi.

Every Saturday morning at 10:00 am please join us for informal services and Torah study in our Library, when there is no bar or bat mitzvah scheduled and at 12:00 pm when formal worship services are held.

Shabbat Services take place Saturday mornings in our main sanctuary at 10:00 am when there is a bar or bat mitzvah.

Please check the calendar on this website and in the monthly bulletin for special times of holiday services.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat services are held one Friday a month at 6:00pm. Come, join the Cantor and Rabbi for a half-hour of Shabbat and holiday songs, spirit and tradition! Perfect for the under age-five group, we begin each Tot Shabbat service by lighting and blessing the Shabbat candles together, and finish up with sharing kiddush (grape juice) and motzi (challah).

Please check the calendar on this website and in the monthly bulletin for special times of holiday services.