Services & Dinners
Services online, and in person
Beth Ami is reopening, while continuing to bring services, davening and Torah study into our homes through Zoom sessions.
Starting June 26, we have welcomed congregants into the sanctuary for Shabbat morning services. We also are continuing to interact with congregants on Zoom. There are health guidelines and procedures outlined in Beth Ami Virtual Week, please check before coming, as these may change with changing situations. Scroll down for Chanukah Holiday information.
Fridays on Zoom only: The first Fridays are led traditionally by Rabbi Mordecai Miller, other Fridays we have Sing in Shabbat led by Lisa Iskin and Rabbi Miller. We begin at 5:50 p.m. with a song and a story for the kids (and the kid at heart), followed by Lisa’s 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 both in person in the sanctuary and available on Zoom, 9:30 am,
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
Beth Ami Virtual Week chart with Zoom links Beth Ami Virtual Week
Chanukah starts November 29
We have a lot to celebrate for Chanukah. We have reopened the kitchen and will be taking our first steps to demonstrating why we title this page Services and Dinners. In addition, our weekday evening services give us an opportunity to light Chanukah candles together on Zoom.
2nd night of Chanukah on zoom with Lisa, Leah and Scott!
Scott and Leah Gerber join us for the 2nd night of Chanukah, Monday the 29th of November at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, for our Ma’ariv service led by Lisa Iskin. To begin, Leah and Scott will sing “Chanukah Oh Chanukah” in Yiddish and English. We will then light the candles together as a community, followed by a short Ma’ariv service where Lisa will weave Chanukah songs into our prayers. Please invite your friends to share the delight of this 2nd night of Chanukah!
Click on this link for the Beth Ami Virtual Week chart with Zoom links.
Thursday, December 2,-4:30-7:45 p.m.
- 4:30 to 5:30 come schmooze, play a card/board game, listen to the music of Klezmer Creek
- 5:30 a short service, songs and light candles (Fifth night, bring your Chanukiah!)
- 6:00 – 7:30 Latke (and salad) dinner served (takeout available too)
- 7:30 Birkat HaMazon
RSVP to the Beth Ami office by Tuesday November 30, or we won’t have enough latkes! 707-360-3000 or office@BethAmiSR.org
Cost: FREE but donations are accepted with gratitude.
The Social Action Committee is collecting winter items for the residents of the Palms. They will have baskets for drop off at the party: (see their blog post)
Because of Covid requirements, we are limiting attendance to Beth Ami members and their families, and the Nursery School is having a separate party.
· Vaccinations required if 5 years old or older.
· Socially distanced, ask before contact.
· Must wear mask when not eating.
· Fill out attestation at the door.
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