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Services

All services are remote on Zoom and Facebook until further notice.

 

Services are held at 5:45 p.m. every Friday with a pre-services Oneg Shabbat time of socializing, starting at 5:30 p.m. Shabbat morning services are held at 10:30 a.m. twice a month.

 

Friday Services to Continue with Consistent 5:45 p.m. Start Time; Introducing “Shabbat Together.”

In recent years, the Ritual Committee has experimented with various start times for Friday night services. Many of the decisions were based on the distance some of our members have to travel on Fridays after work to be present for services. Since services will continue to be remote for the foreseeable future due to the pandemic, we have decided to start all Friday services at 5:45 p.m. 

As before, the 1st and 3rd Fridays will be a shorter “Family Service” (1st Friday - for families with children in the primary grades and below; 3rd Friday with BSBH Sunday classes participating.) 

As in the past, the 2nd and 4th Fridays will be “full” services, including a Torah service and a sermon. The 5th Friday will be a “Shabbat Together” evening with a brief Kabbalat Shabbat service, followed by a community Shabbat dinner on Zoom.

 

 

ABOUT OUR SERVICES:

FAMILY SERVICES: 

The first Friday night of each month is a Family Kabbalat Shabbat, geared toward young children through the primary grades and their families, one half hour in length. Communal candle-lighting and blessings before services.  Story and song that all ages will enjoy.  Rabbi Feingold gives a special blessing to those with birthdays and anniversaries in that month.  If you think your child is too young or not ready to sit through a service, think again! This interactive service is brief. Children are not expected to sit still and can enjoy snacks during the service.

The third Friday night of each month during the school year is a BSBH Family Kabbalat Shabbat, when the school age families are encouraged to attend, and students co-lead the services with Rabbi Feingold with lots of camp-style songs. Communal candle-lighting and blessings before services. 

The second and fourth Fridays are full services, including a Torah service and sermon, or, alternatively, a guest speaker or a discussion. As long as our services are online, all Oneg Shabbats will be pre-services Onegs at 5:30pm.

Fifth Fridays are "Shabbat Together" evenings.  While we are having services online, we are encouraging people to prepare a Shabbat dinner and sit down and enjoy it and social time with other BHT folks after services on the 5th Friday of each month. There is no pre-Oneg.  The next "Shabbat Together" is October 30.  

Shabbat morning services are held twice a month on the first and third Shabbat at 10:30am, after Torah study at 9:15 a.m.  As long as we are having remote services, there will no Kiddush lunch after services.  We will, however, recite Kiddush before signing off.

 

Student Participation in Services 

 

Third Fridays- BSBH Family Kabbalat Shabbat - Rabbi and Sunday Judaica classes lead services from a set outline during the school year.

 

Hebrew Students on the Bima

Several Shabbatot throughout the year will be designated as times that the Hebrew students will help lead services.  Parents will choose the date for their children.

 

 

 

Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782