EVERYONE is welcome to attend services. Whether or not you are a member of TBS, we encourage you to join us!
Friday Evening 7:30 pm
Join us every Erev Shabbat as we learn, sing, and gather together to end a week of hard work and to contemplate our many blessings. Our service incorporates a wide range of traditions that can be spiritually enriching regardless of one’s background. In addition, the inclusion of lay-leaders in the services further enhances the strength of our community.
Young at Heart
6:30pm – 1st Friday
This abbreviated service is perfect for families, elders, and others who want to participate in a short (about 45 minutes) interactive service and then enjoy a community potluck dinner. We sing songs, read stories, and celebrate the magic of Shabbat in a friendly way and share wonderful experiences of the week. Stay for the community potluck afterward enjoy time with other TBS members and guests.
Musical Shabbat with ‘The Shabba-Tones’
7:30 pm – 3rd Friday
This alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service is offered as a non-traditional way to ease into Shabbat through engaging music, contemplative readings, guided meditation and thoughtful discussion. Please come join our circle on the Bima!
Short & Sweet
5:30 pm – Check Calendar
These services will be scheduled periodically and will consist of a condensed service of 30 to 45 minutes. Those who wish can join together following the service for dinner. Services probably will be lay led, hopefully relying on the new skills of our liturgy graduates.
7:30 pm – Check Calendar
These services focus on traditional prayers and melodies and will use the Sim Shalom siddur.
1st and 3rd Saturday Morning 10:00 am
We gather together to continue our observance of Shabbat by reading from the Torah. Again, the increased role of lay leadership in these services has helped to spur deeper meaning for the growing TBS community who attend these services. Torah services are a wonderful opportunity for learning.
At TBS, participants may use their choice of traditional or Reconstructionist Aliyah Blessings. Either the traditional blessings or the blessings offered in the Reconstructionist Siddur may be chanted when saying the blessings before and after the Torah reading. Both versions are available in the Prayer Guide menu on the Resources page.
Saturday Morning 9:15 am
(September through June)
It has been documented that a consistent regimen of meditation can reduce stress and often result in better physical well being and greater peace of mind. There are also a number of Jewish scholars who suggest regular meditation can lead to deeper spiritual experiences when participating in traditional prayers and rituals. Whether you are new to meditation, or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join us and share in this experience.
Wednesday Morning 8:00 am
Morning minyan meets every week and is followed by coffee and treats while we have a brief Torah study or community discussion on a variety of Jewish-related topics. With or without tefillin, all are encouraged to attend.