Worship services at Beth Chaverim are spiritually and intellectually uplifting experiences. All of our services are filled with music, Torah and the warmth of family and friends. Beth Chaverim is dedicated to providing you with a spiritual home in which you and your family may worship, learn, and grow as you participate in Reform Jewish practices and observances. Rabbi Joseph is devoted to helping congregants become both spiritually connected to and better educated about Reform Judaism, and to bringing our community closer together in worship, study, and practices of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).
We offer a wide variety of worship services - from Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming Shabbat) services every Friday night, to monthly Tot Shabbat and Pajama Havdalah services for our youngest worshipers and their families, to our High Holiday services, special holiday observances, and Saturday morning Shabbat services for our b'nai mitzvah teens. Check our canlendar for our up to date schedule of worship services and festival observances.
We are fortunate to enjoy the musical talents of several of our own members; our team of Beth Chaverim singers, musical accompanists, and cantorial soloists bring a particularly joyful spirit to our worship services. We hope you will join our community to study Torah, to pray with sincerity, and to do acts of loving kindness both within and outside of our walls.
Our worship services are open to all congregants and friends from the community.
Jammin' Shabbat (August 2012)
Special Worship Event
Visiting Scholar: Cantor Robert Micha'el Esformes
Beth Chaverim is proud to host a Weekend of Spirituality featuring Cantor Robert Micha'el Esformes. Ordained as Hazzan (Cantor) by the venerable Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in the lineage of Jewish Renewal, Cantor Esformes has served as prayer leader, concert performer, and teacher of meditation for many years. He has performed and taught at congregations, retreat centers, concert venues and colleges across the US and abroad. Cantor Esformes brings to his teaching and performance not only a rich voice and soulful presence, but broad experience in the mystical path and a love of ecumenical discussion.
- Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Cantor Esformes and Rabbi Joseph will lead a special musical Shabbat service.
- Saturday, November 17 at 10am: Join Cantor Esformes for a Shabbat Morning of Spirituality and Meditation. The morning begins with a simple centering practice and proceeds to a general conversation about the various kinds of meditation practice (both secular and uniquely Jewish). There will be an opportunity to try out several of the practices and share the experience. The morning will end with Q & A about the session and practice in general, as well as a discussion of the place of a meditation practice within a full life.
- Sunday, November 18: Cantor Esformes will meet privately with our high school students. For more information about this event, please contact Rabbi Joseph.