Friday Night Shabbat Services
Come celebrate Shabbat at Congregation Beth Evergreen!
We offer Erev Shabbat (Friday Evening) services on the first and third Friday of every month beginning at 7:30 PM. First Fridays are usually a Kabbalat Shabbat service using the Kol Haneshemah Reconstructionist Siddur (Prayer Book), and the form for the third Friday is always evolving.
Our Friday night services are followed by an oneg, hosted by members of the congregation. If you would like to host an oneg to mark a simcha, remember a loved one, or just because, please sign up using the link below & contact Leah or Elizabeth in the office for more details.
Please be sure to check out the master calendar as sometimes our schedule changes.
"Mostly Music" Services
For those interested in a non-traditional, fun kind of Shabbat service, we’ve started something new! It’s a “Mostly Music” evening Kabalat Shabbat service. The program was inaugurated September 2014, and it was so warmly received that we will continue this service on the third Friday evening of each month.
This service will be co-lead by a variety of cantorial soloists, or shliach tziborim (voice of the people). Each will use their special talents to guide us through the Shabbat liturgy through music. Rabbi Jamie will co-lead the service with his musical partnership and special readings. Other musicians, in addition to Rabbi Jamie, may be on the bimah as well. From time to time, we hope we’ll be able to invite guests from around the country for this “Mostly Music” service.
Please see the calendar for dates and co-leaders with Rabbi Jamie Arnold.
Saturday Morning Shabbat
Join us to celebrate Shabbat and to hear the words of the Torah on the second and fourth Saturday mornings of every month at 10:00 AM. Second Saturdays offer a traditional service setting, often with a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration, and Kriat Ha-Torah, chanting aloud the Word from our Torah scroll. Fourth Saturdays offer a less formal setting to explore and discuss the Biblical readings of the week and the stories and commentaries that surround them, and experimentation with alternative prayer forms. Fourth Saturdays have included "yoga Shabbat", chanting and healing services.