We are an egalitarian house of worship, providing a connection to G-d through inspirational services and prayer consistent with the values and beliefs of Torah and Halacha based Judaism. B’nai Shalom conducts religious services every morning and evening throughout the year: the daily minyanim, Shabbat services (always followed by a Kiddush), and - of course - holiday services. We also house a monthly minyan for adults with special needs and our campus is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. We are proud to have a state-of-the-art assistive sound system in the main sanctuary to ensure the participation of all members.
Morning and evening minyanim are held on all weekdays of the year, giving family members in mourning or observing yahretzeit an opportunity to say Kaddish for their loved ones. As needed, services will move to homes where shiva is being observed, to support our B’nai Shalom families.
A song-filled Kabbalat Shabbat in the Lipka Chapel or Liben Courtyard is a beautiful way to greet Shabbat in community. Monthly Erev Shabbat dinners at B’nai Shalom or in private homes complete the experience.
Saturday morning services in the Gruhin Sanctuary may include celebration of a baby naming, Bat or Bar Mitzvah, or Auf Ruf.
Kiddush luncheon following services is a favorite occasion to make new friends, connect with old friends, and discuss the sermon.
A number of Culture and Learning Center programs are scheduled after the Kiddush, to further enhance the delights of the day.
As Shabbat closes, a sizable group gathers in Lipka Chapel to study with Rabbi Tobin between Minchah and Ma’ariv. Then, savoring Havdalah together, we wish one another a good week.