Shabbat and Daily Services
All are equal before God in prayer – Midrash Shemot Rabbah
At Temple Beth El, we believe that prayer can add great depth and meaning to our lives and to the live of the community. To that end, we aim to create services that are musical, meditative and meaningful, accessible and spiritually enriching for people of all different backgrounds.
If you are interested in attending one of our services, and you are not a member, please contact the synagogue office at (203) 322-6901, ext. 301.
For thousands of years, Shabbat has been the centerpiece of the Jewish week, a time when Jewish communities have come together to reaffirm identity, establish goals and strengthen bonds of love and concern. At its best, the experience is both relaxing and stimulating, and the air is filled with harmonious music and challenging dialog. There are times when we join together to raise our voices in unison and others when we each reflect on more private concerns. Always, however, we are here to support one another, in friendship and in love.
Shacharit at 8 am conducted in person
Shacharit at 9 am conducted in person and on Zoom
Monday — Friday afternoons
Mincha at 1:00 pm conducted on Zoom only. Check the weekly Shabbat Announcements for Zoom info. Click here for a PDF file of the afternoon Mincha service.
Guaranteed minyans are available for those observing a yahrtzeit by contacting the synagogue office at (203) 322-6901. As an egalitarian synagogue, Temple Beth El counts both men and women in forming a minyan.
We will send out an email to indicate if minyan will be cancelled.
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