Services/Davening Times

The style of our davening is traditional-egalitarian, using Siddur Sim Shalom, the official prayer book of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Rabbinical Assembly.  We encourage active participation by adults, post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students, and children.

Shacharit minyan
(not including Shabbat & holidays)

  • Sunday morning minyan:  9:00 AM
  • Thursday morning minyan:  8:00 AM
  • Other weekday morning minyanim for yahrzeits, etc. may be arranged by request.
  • If you would like to request a minyan on a weekday morning, please bring or recruit 10 Jewish people above the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah with you.

Maariv minyan
(not including Shabbat & holidays)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings at  8:15 PM.
  • During the fall, winter, and spring, Saturday evening Maariv minyan often takes place right after Shabbat Mincha & Seduah Sh'leesheet (the 3rd meal of Shabbat). During the summer, Saturday evening Maariv minyan for a yahrzeit, etc. is by request only.
  • Sunday evening minyan is also by request.
  • If you would like to request an evening minyan on Saturday or Sunday evening, please bring or recruit 10 Jewish people above the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah with you.
  • If a member of Temple Beth Ahm is observing shiva (the 7 day period following the funeral of a loved one), a shiva minyan can be arranged at the member's home, usually beginning at 8:30 PM. On these evenings, the regular 8:15 PM evening minyan at the synagogue will be canceled and directions to the shiva home will be posted on the side entrance door of Temple Beth Ahm.

Shabbat  & Holiday services

  • Please check the online calendar for the times of Friday night Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv services, as the times vary throughout the year.  Kabbalat Shabbat features some of the melodies of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach z"l. Most Friday night services begin a8:00 PM, with a festive Oneg dessert reception following services. Please call the temple office if you wish to sponsor an Oneg in honor an anniversary, birthday, birth of a baby, or other special occasion.
  • Several Friday night services throughout the year are held at5:00, 5:30 6:00, or 7:00 PM. Some of these services are followed by a Shabbat dinner at the shul. In 2013-2014, there will be "First Friday" early Shabbat services & "Multi-Generational Family Shabbat" dinners on the 1st Friday of the month, beginning on November 1, 2013.
  • Saturday morning Shabbat  & weekday holiday services begin at  9:30 AM, with a Kiddush dessert reception usually following davening.. Sometimes (e.g. during our Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat or on the occasion of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Aufruf or other special occasion), congregants sponsor a Kiddush luncheon, which culminate in the singing of z'mirot and benching (reciting Birkat Ha-Mazon, the Grace After Meals).
    If you wish to celebrate a simcha by sponsoring a Kiddush dessert reception or luncheon, please contact the synagogue office.
  • The times of Saturday afternoon Shabbat Mincha services vary from week to week, based on the ending time of Shabbat. Mincha usually begins no earlier than 4 PM and no later than 6 PM. Whenever there is a Kiddush luncheon at the shul after morning services, Mincha services are held immediately after the luncheon (at approximately 2 PM). When we do begin Mincha in the late afternoon/ early evening, we also join together for "Seudah Shl'ee-sheet" (the third meal of Shabbat), usually followed by Maariv & Havdalah.

Youth Services

  • Junior Congregation for children  in Grades 3-7. This service, which is led by Risa Doris, meets at 10:30 AM on the first and third Shabbat of the month.  If you would like to receive Shabbat attendance credit, you should come to the Sanctuary before 10:15 AM to let the attendance volunteer know that you are at shul.
  • Mini Minyan for children in Grades K-2. This service, which is led by Todd & Ella Cooperman, begins at 11:00 AM on the first and third Shabbat of the month.
  • Tot Shabbat for families with preschoolers and younger children. This service, which is led by Preschool Director, Amy Naphtali, meets at 11:00 AM on the first Shabbat of the month.

If you have questions about services or about Temple Beth Ahm, there are always members who can answer your questions and refer you to others who can provide additional information. Of course, you can also call our office at (732) 583-1700 or Rabbi Malik's cell phone at (610) 212-9108.

Mon, December 18 2017 30 Kislev 5778