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A VISITOR'S GUIDE TO OUR SERVICES

Sign up for limited in person services

As we start to return to in person services, we have limited capacity seating. Please click HERE to sign up for Friday night or Saturday morning services. *Please be aware that this link changes every Sunday*

If you are not yet comfortable with in person services, all of our services are streamed live. You can access that site, by clicking HERE. There is no password or log-in required to be a part of services remotely.

Services begin at 9:30 a.m.

We look forward to welcoming you to services at Congregation B’nai Israel!

Members of our Board of Trustees as well as members of our Membership and Welcoming Committee traditionally serve as greeters during Shabbat and holiday services. Our ushers will be pleased to meet you and make sure you feel comfortable at B’nai Israel.

We are affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Our services are egalitarian with men and women participating together in ritual life and prayer.

All men are required to wear a yarmulke (available in the lobby) during services and women may choose to wear a yarmulke or lace head covering. Many adults also wear a tallis, a prayer shawl.

Most of the service is conducted in Hebrew. We use the Sim Shalom prayer book which includes Hebrew and English translations. Alternative prayer books, which include transliteration as well as additional readings, are also available.

We hope you will feel comfortable in the services, even if you are not familiar with the Hebrew prayers or tunes. We ask that you rise when the congregation rises. You should also feel comfortable to hum along even if you do not know the words. There is usually a greeter available when you enter the sanctuary – please let the greeter know if you would like to be paired with someone who would be willing to guide you through the service. The greeter will do his/her best to be of assistance.

Please also note that we offer alternative services.

 Circle Minyan

Circle Minyan is an alternative service that is held the 1st Shabbat of each month at 10 a.m. via Zoom.  Join us for for prayer, meditation and discussion.  Access information is made available prior to each service.

Family & Youth Shabbat Services

Musica is offered for children via Zoom on the 3rd Shabbat of each month at 11:o0 a.m.  Access information is made available prior to each service. 

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of service options for families and children. Please visit our calendar for upcoming events, and check back for new virtual offerings and updates regarding services. 

 
We hope you will join us for Shabbat and holiday services. Community is more important now than ever, and we urge you to consider participating using our streaming broadcast.
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