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Shabbat

 "Shabbat Shalom" picture ©Andrea Strongwater

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Shabbat has been called a sanctuary; an island of holiness in time. The week is filled with stress: rushing from work to activity to home pressures and back to work: a treadmill. Shabbat is our time to get off that treadmill. To take a look around and appreciate all that we have; all that God has granted us: our children, our spouses, our parents. The green of the forest, the blueness of the sky, the blazing oranges and reds of the setting (or rising) sun; a bird's song; a baby's laughter.

When we greet each other on Shabbat (or on Friday as we prepare to welcome it), we say "ShabbatShalom:" "May you have a peaceful Shabbat."

We celebrate Shabbat both at home and at synagogue:

  • Weekly Synagogue services in our beautiful Beit Midrash, short and spirited at 6:45 p.m. get you home in time for Shabbat dinner. 
  • Read more for a fuller description of CBS' family-friendly Shabbat experiences, including dates.
  • ShabbaTONE-Offered Periodically throughout the year, it's a service with lots of singing, the CBS ShabbaTONE band and a delicious OnegShabbat
  • ShabbaTONEd-Down: ShabbaTONE's mellower sister also offered periodically throughout the year
  • StoryBook Shabbat: On alternate months, this lively family experience is filled with music, singing, a story--and special gifts and blessings for those celebrating a birthday

Shabbat morning offers you lots of choices for experiencing Shabbat.

  • Our fully egalitarian main sanctuary service begins at 9:30 a.m. 
  • Family Service offers a family-friendly alternative to our traditional worship the second and fourth week of the month.
  • Parent-Tot Shabbat falls on the first Shabbat of the month alternating with Friday night's StoryBook Shabbat.
  • Study Minyan: The fourth Shabbat of each month.
  • Torah for Tots (ages 2-6) for the congregation's youngest children we offer . 

All services conclude at the same time (although they begin at 10:30 a.m.--Parent-Tot begins at 10:45 a.m.) as we join together for a delicious Kiddush lunch in the social hall.
We conclude Shabbat with Havdalah, a ceremony of candle fire, the sweet smell of spices and the tast of wine. It's a beautiful ritual; one to carry you back into the work (or school) week, with the a little bit of Shabbat feeling still lingering.

 

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:00am
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:45pm
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:30pm

Something Special

Beth Shalom Israel Celebration Day -

A day to celebrate Israel with a variety of programs for kids, adults, families, youth

 

Sunday, May 4, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

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Distinguished Speaker:

Rabbi Gershom Sizumo

 

Thursday, May 15 - 8:00 PM

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