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Services

General information about CBE's worship services are shown on this page. More details about this month's services, including holidays, monthly family service, children's services and special services, can be found or the calendar or in the Shofar.  Also, the weekly schedule is e-mailed on Thursday to the Beth Emeth members and prospective members.

The Regular (Non-Holiday) Schedule:

  • Friday, 6:30 PM: Shabbat Evening Service
  • Saturday, 9:00AM: Shabbat Morning Services
  • Sunday, 9:00AM: Morning Minyan
  • Wednesday, 8:00PM: Evening Minyan

Worship services

New Security Procedures

Guest Reservations Required to Attend Services & Related Events

  • Beth Emeth members and BEECC Preschool families do not need to make reservations for yourselves – nor for your guests, if the guests will arrive with you. Please complete a reservation form for guests who plan to arrive separately.
  • Guests who are not arriving with a member or BEECC family will be allowed into services with a reservation and photo identification. (If you are attending a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or other special occasion, consult your host as they may be reserving for their guests.) Reservations must be made by Friday noon for the upcoming weekincluding Friday night, Saturday morning, and Sunday and Wednesday minyanim.
  • Guests who did not make a reservation will be advised of our policy and provided information on how to make a reservation for future services. Reservations will be required for entry until further notice.  

Guest Reservation Form:

https://www.bethemeth.org/form/guest-reservations

Zoom

Currently, all Beth Emeth worship services are conducted in person, and are also accessible for those unable to attend, at http://bethemeth.org/cbe-services-zoom. (In case this link doesn't redirect you to our services due to technical issues, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83967834009 and use Passcode 156182.

Visitors to our regular Shabbat services are always welcome! It is not necessary to let us know in advance, but if you want us to know you're coming or have questions, email office@bethemeth.org.

COVID19 Policy

Vaccinations: Congregation Beth Emeth encourages and recommends that all medically eligible persons be fully vaccinated, however vaccinations are not required to participate in CBE services and activities.  Please see our Vaccination Policy.

Masks are optional with the following exceptions: Masks are required (1) at events where special circumstances require masks,  and (2) in offices at discretion of staff. When required, those under age 2 or unable to remove own mask are exempt.

Shabbat Services 

Erev Shabbat

Friday, March 1 
  • Candlelighting Time: 5:47 PM
  • 6:30 PM, Erev Shabbat Service. We'll have extra ruach (spirit), with our 5th grade class participating in the service along with musician & teacher Nick May, as well as welcoming Cantor Marina Shemesh, who is a candidate to be our Religious School Director and Cantor! 
  • Not a Beth Emeth member or BEECC parent (nor arriving with a member or BEECC parent)? Please read our new security procedure and make a reservation by Friday noon.
  • Siddur: Most Fridays we use the Lev Shalem Siddur – email office@bethemeth.org if you are interested in purchasing one at our discounted rate. For special musical & multigenerational services, we use our Kabbalat Shabbat Booklet.

Shabbat MORNING

Saturday, March 2
  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service (in person and Zoom), with prospective Cantor & Religious School Director Marina Shemesh. We will also be celebrating Denise Moldover's 2nd bat mitzvah, on the occasion of her 13th leap year birthday!
  • Following the Service, thank you to Denise & Dan Moldover for sponsoring our luncheon in honor of the occasion.

Regular Weekday Minyanim

Not a member or BEECC parent (nor arriving with a member nor BEECC parent)? Please read our new security procedure and make a reservation by the previous Friday at noon.

Sunday Morning, March 3
  • 9:00 AM every Sunday (in person and on Zoom)
  • Cantor Marina Shemesh will lead the minyan.
  • Please make an effort to help make a minyan for members of our community who are saying Kaddish.
Wednesday Evening, March 6
  • 8:00 PM every Wednesday (in person and on Zoom)
  • Please make an effort to help make a minyan for members of our community who are saying Kaddish.

Join Us Next Shabbat

On Saturday, March 9, we will celebrate with the Robin & David Cohen family as Gabriel becomes a Bar Mitzvah.

Shiva Minyan

Our congregants hold most shiva minyanim in person, and in some cases in person and online. Any Zoom links will vary and will be shared via email. You can view and download the prayerbook, A Minyan of Comfort online in order to participate fully from home when that option is available.


 

Children and Services:

  • Our monthly Music to Our Ears Intergenerational Shabbat is designed to be enjoyable and meaningful to all ages, including children. This service is generally the first Friday night of each month, but be sure to check the calendar in case of a change.
  • Tot Shabbat is Back! 

  • Children are of course welcome to come to any services!

Learn About Participating in Services

  • Learn to lead or participate in services using our audio files.
  • Learn to leyn (chant Torah) – check the Adult Education schedule or call the office to locate a tutor.  If you already know how to leyn, contact the Ritual-Shabbat co-directors to get signed up.
  • Learn to be a gabbai or to chant Haftarah – contact David Cerny.

March Yahrzeits at Beth Emeth

Week of March 1-7
   Leonard Liss, Father of Patti Brownstein
   Leah Movit, Mother of Charles Movit and Grandfather of Andrew Movit
 *Jay Howell, Husband of Louise Howell
   Bertha Katz, Grandmother of Gail Shor
   Diane Sandler, Mother of Robert Sandler
   Samuel Peerless, Father of Joyce Freedman
   Louise Spokane, Louise of Lawrence Liff
   Gerald Proger, Father in Law of Charles Bernstein
   Ruth Peerless, Mother of Joyce Freedman
 *Hyman Shor, Father of Robert Shor
 *Tobias Hymer

Week of March 8-14
   Harry Adler, Father of Bernice Malamud
   Eileen Berlin, Mother of Lyle Berlin
 *Meryl Klein, wife of Mark Klein
 *Reyna (Rejin) Mitrani, Mother of Sapat Mitrani
   Ely Besalel, Father of Samuel Besalel
   Esther Gallas, Grandmother of Brent Dann
   Ada Miriam Epstein, Grandmother of Eric Epstein
 *Steve Fine, Husband of Claire Fine
 *Stuart J. Weiser
 *Anna Perl

Week of March 15-21
   Lee Wallace, Father of Steven Wallace
 *Jack Levine, Father of Phyllis Konikow
   Bernice Kaplan, Mother of Larry Kaplan
   Jeanne Levetz, Great-Aunt of Jennifer Nisoff
 *William W Woodhead, Husband of Jan Woodhead

Week of March 22-28
 *Judith Rubin, Mother of Betsy Rock
   Fira Fridman, Great Aunt of Alina Kirshon-Goldman
   Raya Seredniak, Great Aunt of Alina Kirshon-Goldman
   *Shirley Weiner

Week of March 29-April 4
 *Leonard Brody, Father of Lawrence Brod

* denotes a Memorial Plaque in the sanctuary


March Oneg/Kiddush
Co-Sponsors

Thank you to all who have contributed generously to our Oneg/Kiddush fund to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other lifecyle events this month. Your contribution helps support Onegs and Kiddushes when there is not a special event. 

Elise & Michael Berger in honor of their 30th wedding anniversary
The Ilene & Robert Cohen family in honor of Ilene’s birthday
The Goldin family in honor of Richard’s birthday
The Gorbach family in honor of Miriam’s birthday
The Greene family in honor of Ellen’s birthday
The Greene family in honor of Stephan’s birthday
The Ellyn & Bill Hirsch family in honor of Hillary’s birthday
Sharon & David Kamerling in honor of their wedding anniversary
The Kan/Younger family in honor of Marni’s birthday
The Joanne & Paul Levine family in honor of Paul’s birthday
The Levy-Myers family in honor of Julian’s birthday
The Janet Lindsey-Klayton & Ron Klayton family in honor of Janet’s birthday
The Myerson family in honor of Barbara’s birthday
The Noyovitz family in honor of Philip’s birthday
The Osinovsky family in honor of Sasha’s birthday
The Osinovsky family in honor of Alex’s birthday
Lauren Pachman & Kevin Reiss in honor of their 16th wedding anniversary
The Polak family in honor of David’s birthday
The Rock family in honor of Betsy’s birthday
Lauretta & Jeffrey Skigen in honor of their 55th wedding anniversary
The Kathleen & Alexander Stillman family

If you have a lifecycle event that you would like to acknowledge, please contact Judy.

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