Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Shalom are held at 6:30 p.m. every Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. every Sabbath morning. Our spirit-filled services include a blend of traditional and innovative prayers, drawing upon classic liturgical melodies as well as Hassidic style niggunim. Although the shared text is Siddur Sim Shalom, often the Rabbis infuse the service with alternative modes of prayer, including chanting and the use of silence.
Post-B’nai Mitzvah students are encouraged to read Torah, Haftorah, and Megillah on Purim, a tradition indicative of the importance of youth in our congregation. Children are invited onto the bima to participate in selected prayers. B’nai Mitzvah celebrations are communal events, and often countywide. A full Kiddush luncheon prepared by congregants is enjoyed weekly after services.
Weekday minyan is held on Sunday at 9:00 a.m., Monday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. followed by a light breakfast after the service.
Child-care is available during all prayer services and other synagogue functions.
Friday Night Shabbat Dinners
Friday evening services begin at 6:30 pm (unless a different time is indicated) and will be immediately followed by Oneg or Congregational Shabbat Dinner. RSVP by calling (727) 531-1418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All Congregational dinners must be prepaid at the time of reservation. You are encouraged to bring your own Kosher wine to enjoy at your table. Manischewitz and grape juice are provided. Dinners always include Challah, dessert, coffee or tea.
September 4, 2015
Musical Shabbat at 6:30pm with the CBS Band followed by B’yachad Shabbat Dinner. RSVP by Tuesday, September 1st.
October 2, 2015
Sukkot Shabbat Services at 6:30pm followed by Congregational Dinner in the Siegel Family Sukkah.
RSVP by Friday, September 25th.
October 30, 2015
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30pm followed by Congregational Dinner. RSVP by Tuesday, September 27th.
November 6, 2015
Kabbalat Shabbat Services (with Disney theme) welcoming our newest CBS family members at 6:00pm followed by Congregational Shabbat Dinner. RSVP by Tuesday, November 6th.
January 22, 2016
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service with the CBS Band in memory of Debbie Friedman at 6:30pm followed by Congregational Dinner. RSVP by Tuesday, January 19th.
March 11, 2016
Shabbat Across America Service at 6:30pm followed by Congregational Dinner. RSVP by Tuesday, March 8th.
April 8, 2016
Kabbalat Shabbat Services featuring 3rd grade at 6:30pm followed by Congregational Dinner. RSVP by Tuesday, April 5th.
May 13, 2016
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00pm-including Mishpacha and Me and Celebrate Israel. Congregational Israeli-style dinner to follow. RSVP by Tuesday, May 10th.
Ba’al Korei Society
Individuals who have completed 5 or more Torah readings in the year are honored during a Shabbat service. The Ba’al Korei Society of 5775 inductees received a special “Bet-Koof” embroidered Kippah. The following individuals were honored in May 2015. Mazel tov on this special achievement!
Mazal Tov and Todah Rabah to our CBS Ba’al Korei honorees:
Johanna Bromberg Art Berland
Robyn Fiel Blake Lenett
Lily Lucey Naomi Rubenstein
Dr. Priscilla Nathanson Tammy Stewart
Cierra Tinson Cierra Tinson