Services & Dinners


We have not yet resumed our famed Shabbat dinners, but we are now conducting in person Shabbat morning services with a light lunch following, as well as some indoor meetings. Most (but not all) evening services and meetings remain on Zoom. We will have the sanctuary open on Friday evenings for special speakers and occasions. Our Shabbat services are a true hybrid with active participants on Zoom. Mask mandates have been lifted for our situation, though people should and do wear them. See Beth Ami Virtual Week for details.

See below for Holiday information.

Fridays on Zoom, also the sanctuary will be open for special occasions: We begin at 5:45 p.m. with a song and a story for the kids (and the kid at heart), followed by Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Miller on first Fridays. On other Fridays, Lisa Iskin, sometimes joined by guest Leah Gerber, leads a short and very sweet musical Shabbat service at 6:00 pm, concluding with our communal Kiddush at about 6:30 pm. We hope that joining as a community in this way, will lift all of our spirits, with the beauty and holiness of Shabbat.

Saturday Shabbat morning services in person and on Zoom, 9:30 am, lead by Rabbi Mordecai Miller and congregants. There are hearing assistance devices for in-person attendees and captioning available on Zoom.

Siddur Chadash Shabbat Morning

Saturday night Mincha starts about an hour before Havdalah time, followed by study of a prayer, Maariv and Havdalah: bring Havdallah candle, spicebox and wine.

Weekday: 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Friday mornings will be conducted on Zoom.
Weekday: 7:00 p.m. Evening services often include the musical leadership of Lisa Iskin
weekday Shacharit SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
weekday afternoon SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
weekday maariv SIDDUR SIM SHALOM

A source for Torah and Haftarah is at  or here  Another source:

Beth Ami Virtual Week chart with Zoom links Beth Ami Virtual Week

Closed Captioning/ Live Transcript instructions Closed Caption Instructions for Beth Ami

5783 Sukkot to Simchat Torah at Beth Ami

The holidays are not over! Many people consider the Sukkot to Simchat Torah holidays the most enjoyable of the year: an eight day celebration of nature and harvest, a thanksgiving for food and the people around the table, all topped with music and dancing with the Torah.

Sitting in the Sukkah, waving the lulav and etrog make these holiday memories indelible, and something to experience every year. And this year we welcome back Klezmer Creek to give us music we can really dance to during Simchat Torah.

Holiday descriptions: About Sukkot is a brief guide to the meaning and practice for each holiday. The chart Sukkot holidays schedule 2022 goes through Simchat Torah.


We welcome all youth and their families to celebrate with us.

Special celebrations happen throughout this special time, but there are two dates that families should note.
Tuesday, October 11: 2nd Day of Sukkot
Come shake a lulav and etrog and watch the children parade around the sanctuary and in the courtyard on the 2nd day of Sukkot. Sukkot adult services start at 9:30 a.m with the lulav and etrog prayers beginning at 10:45. We will join with BACNS after their lunch at 12:30 for the procession (HaKafot).
Monday, October 17: Simchat Torah
Come celebrate Simchat Torah as we complete and begin the annual cycle of Public Torah Readings. Festivities start at 6:00 p.m. Everyone joins with music, dancing and a blessing with the Torahs. A Beth Ami tradition is to wear lively hats for Simchat Torah. Light refreshments served and a special gift for the little ones who attend. 

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