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Services/Davening Times

The style of our davening (prayer service) is traditional-egalitarian, meaning we count Jewish men and women towards the 10 people necessary for communal prayer. We pray primarily in Hebrew, with some English prayers and readings,  using the Conservative Judaism movement's Siddur Lev Shalem . We encourage active participation by adults, post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students, and children.

Please join us for prayer!

Shacharit (Morning) 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
  • While maintaining safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Sunday and Thursday morning minyanim will take place in-person and on Zoom (see weekly announcements email or contact the office for the link information.
  • Face masks are required for all services until further notice.

Maariv (Evening) Minyan (not including Shabbat & holidays):

  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings at  8:15 PM via Zoom until further notice. Contact the TBA office to get Zoom link and password.
  • Saturday night (Motzei Shabbat) Maariv & Havdalah: times vary, depending on when Shabbat ends. Check the online calendar for specific times. We are now "zooming out Shabbat" with ma'ariv and havdalah via Zoom (see weekly announcements email or contact the office for the link information).
  • 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all shiva minyans will take place on Zoom at 8:15 PM unless otherwise noted.

Shabbat  & Holiday Services:

  • Face masks are required for all services until further notice.
  • Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv services are held at 8:00 PM, with a festive Oneg dessert reception following services. As a community we use some of the melodies of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach a''h.
  • 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 bentching (reciting Birkat Ha-Mazon, the Grace After Meals).
    • Shabbat services are held in-person -- masks are required during services.
  • The times of Saturday afternoon Shabbat Mincha services vary based on the ending time of Shabbat. 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 Sh'li-sheet" (a.k.a. "Beer & Shmear"), usually followed by Maariv & Havdalah. These services and events are temporarily suspended during the pandemic.

Youth Services:

  • Junior Congregation for children  in Grades 3-7. This service, 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 Elisa Juros, 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 email Rabbi Edelstein at rabbiedelstein@templebethahm.org

Mon, May 23 2022 22 Iyyar 5782