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 High 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 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 High Holidays at Beth Ami

Services are led by Rabbi Mordecai Miller, Cantor Cory Winter, and members of our congregation. Most of the High holiday services will be conducted in the Friedman Center, to make use of air conditionaing and fans, and to have plenty of room for social distancing. We will also be on zoom, as we are for all services. We will also make use of our shady green lawn under the redwoods for musical family services led by Leah Gerber and Lisa Iskin, and teen services led by Rick Concoff..

Services will feature both innovation and tradition, and an  opportunity to participate in prayer, song and discussion as a community. Beth Ami does not charge for High Holiday tickets for our friends, families, and visitors in the wider community. We do ask members and guests to contact the office with their RSVPs so we can set up chairs and prepare a safe healthy seating environment. Donations are very gratefully accepted; they enable us to provide everyone with this important and meaningful way to begin a Good New Year.

High Holidays information and schedule 2022 is a pdf of holiday services through Simchat Torah. We will be adding more information soon.


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