Shabbat and Daily Services
All are equal before God in prayer – Midrash Shemot RabbahAt 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.
Every Friday evening at 7:00 pm conducted in person and on Zooom
Click here for a PDF file of the Kabbalat Shabbat service.
Shabbat and Festival mornings
Services at 10:00 am conducted on Zoom only
Click here for a PDF file of the Shabbat morning service.
Sunday — Friday afternoons
Mincha 1:00 pm conducted on Zoom only
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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