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Shabbat Morning

Congregation Beth El is a fully egalitarian congregation. All honors are extended to both men and women. Children are welcome to attend all services.

Torah Talk
Susan & Mitchell Lieberman Chapel
Text study of the weekly portion with Rabbi Olitzky and guest teachers Saturday mornings before the morning service. Join the conversation and learn with us! Start your morning off with coffee, tea, and Torah!

Shabbat Morning Service
Our services are infused with beautiful melodies and inspiring teachings to create a meaningful, participatory worship experience.

Participation is an important part of our community so at any given time you will find the preliminary services and Shacharit services are led by either Rabbi Olitzky or various skilled leaders. Participation in the Torah service is an important part of Beth El's culture. Every week, members of our congregation and the bar/bat mitzvah and their families, chant the weekly verses as well as those of the Haftarah. Younger children often lead prayers such as Ashrei, Ein Keloheynu and Adon Olam. After Rabbi Olitzky's teaching, the congregation participates in chanting of the uplifting melodies of the musaf service.

In addition to the traditional main service, Beth El offers many opportunities to learn and engage in different spiritual opportunities. Make this the year you try Shabbat at Beth El! We end each Shabbat morning at Beth El with a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Shabbat Youth Services and Programming

Mini-Minyan (for babies, toddlers, preschools, and their caregivers)
Susan & Mitchell Lieberman Chapel

Song, prayer,Torah stories and puppet plays make Shabbat special for our young families. Led by many talented congregants, children learn Torah stories from a special picture Torah Scroll. This special service is often led by the talented Ira Levin and Rory Michelle Sullivan.

Youth Shabbat (for children in elementary school)
Lower Level

Led by a cadre of very skilled educators, including our rabbinic intern and rabbi, this program brings the fun of summer camp Shabbat experiences to synagogue with prayer, games, and singing.

Sat, June 15 2024 9 Sivan 5784