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Temple Beth-El warmly welcomes our congregants to a wide variety of worship opportunities. From casual services to services with a more formal feeling, from family services to adults of all ages, Temple Beth-El has a worship experience that is right for everyone.

Join us! Click the links below to find out about all that our worship services offer:

Weekday Minyan

Start your morning with a spiritual recharge at our weekday minyan. Our lay-led minyan was established by congregants wishing to say kaddish within our community and is open to all. The service takes place in our Mishkan (chapel) on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. and finishes well before your work day begins. Many congregants at our minyan enjoy breakfast together after the service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat services take place Friday evenings. Our services are led by our Rabbi and Cantor, and both provide a warm, inclusive and prayerful Shabbat experience. Kabbalat Shabbat services allow for congregants to participate through prayer and song. Music is an important part of our service utilizing congregational and traditional favorites as well as contemporary worship music.

We use the Mishkan Tefilah prayer book. The 6:00 p.m. service is a more informal experience. Prior to the service, the community is invited to join together for an early oneg at 5:30 p.m.. The early service typically ends around 7:15 p.m., providing an opportunity to return home for Shabbat dinner with family and friends.

Shabbat Yeladim (Tot Shabbat)

An upbeat and enjoyable introduction to Temple for children ages 7 and younger. Older siblings are welcome to attend and participate with their families. This monthly program takes place the first Friday of the month.

First we start with complimentary pizza and pasta dinner at 5:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. we move into the sanctuary to gather for an age appropriate worship experience that includes singing and dancing, a story, and an introduction to prayers.  The evening concludes with a craft project and oneg where young families can meet and mingle, and still get their children home for 7:30 p.m. bedtimes.

Shabbat Morning Traditional Service

The traditional morning Shabbat service begins at 10:00 a.m. in our Sanctuary and is led by our Rabbi, Cantor, and our accompanist. Our congregation often celebrates b’nai mitzvah at this service, and most of the service honors are offered to the family of our celebrants. We warmly welcome everyone to attend the service and enjoy the Kiddush that follows.

Shabbat Evening Service

Shabbat Evening Services often take place at 7:30 p.m. and may include a Torah service, a teaching from our Rabbi, musical presentations from the volunteer choir and band, or a guest speaker.

Following the 7:30 service, the community is invited to enjoy a delicious dessert oneg.

Shir Shabbat

Our Shir Shabbat service welcomes ALL members of ALL ages. The service is structured to encourage families with school age children to participate. This one-hour Friday night musical service begins at 7:00 p.m. and features more camp-style music.  It includes festive music, a story, and blessings for anyone celebrating birthdays during the month.

Casual Shabbat Morning Service

A 9:30 a.m. Shabbat morning, lay-led, participatory service occurs in our Mishkan (chapel). This intimate one-hour service is informal and open to young and old alike. After worship, many participants remain for a lively discussion about the Torah portion over a bagel and coffee.

We provide a worship environment of inclusion and offer sign language interpreters at our Shir Shabbat services and by request. Find out more.

For more details about worship services this week, go to our Services Calendar.

Looking to improve your prayer reading skills?  Check out our Prayer Podcasts and read or chant along with our prayer recordings.

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