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Saturday Morning Shabbat Services - 9:30
In Person and Livestream
"Shabbat Morning – Although traditional Jewish liturgy requires three services per day — morning, afternoon, and evening — the Shabbat Morning Service is considered by many to be the main service of the week. Somewhat longer than the other services of the week, the Shabbat Morning Service at CBS is egalitarian and traditional. We focus on a prayer experience enhanced by congregational singing and participation. Members read Torah and also have the opportunities to lead services and give Divrei Torah.  Join us after services for one of our famous kosher kiddush lunches sponsored each week by members of the congregation." Quoted from My Jewish Learning.

Tuesday Alternative Shacharit - 7:30
(On Zoom)

Leaders: Ed Kass and Rhonda Horwitz-Romano. In our rich liturgical tradition ranging from the Baal Shem Tov, Abraham Joshua Heschel to Marcia Falk, Naomi Levy and others, we have a treasure trove of beautiful prayers and poetry to use as spiritual access points to address what we are experiencing in our lives. Following the structure of our traditional service, we expand the kavanot (intention, conscious direction and mindfulness) of our liturgy with poetry,  prayers, meditative visualizations and singing. Participants may contribute readings and personal reflections at points in the service. We conclude our service with the kaddish prayer if we have a minyan; if not, we will read an alternative kaddish. If you have any questions or would like a selection of poetry and prayers we use, please contact Ed Kass at Ekass18@gmail.com or 734-644-7305.

Thursday Morning Minyan - 7:30
In Person and On Zoom
Will begin at 7:00am Starting April 7

Every Thursday morning at 7:30 am (8:30 on public holidays) we hold a traditional shacharit service, with a short Torah reading, followed by some learning and a light breakfast.  Services run just over one hour and are led by the rabbi and lay leaders.  This minyan has a lovely, warm atmosphere and provides a vital forum for members and guests who are saying kaddish.

 Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Services
(check event calendar for dates)
In the first verses of Bereshit Genesis, God creates light and "there was evening and morning, the first day." (Genesis 1:5) The rabbis reasoned that if the Torah, the product of divine revelation, said that the first day began with evening, that must have been God's intention, for "days" to begin at sunset.  So when the sky is streaked with the fading Friday sunlight, in Jewish homes around the world, candles are lit, b'rakhot are said, and Shabbat is welcomed. And in synagogues, the Friday ma'ariv service begins with a series of hymns, Psalms, and blessings collectively known as Kabbalat Shabbat/ Welcoming the Sabbath.  Shabbat is a time of joy, and the six Psalms that make up the bulk of the Kabbalat Shabbat are celebratory, corresponding to the six days of creation; but it is L'kha Dodi that many feel is the true centerpiece of this portion of the Shabbat evening service." Quoted from My Jewish Learning.

*Want a taste of the music from Shabbat Services? Listen to the tunes before you come on our Music Page.

Jewish Holidays
At Bonai Shalom, we celebrate the whole cycle of Jewish Holidays with services usually starting at 9:30am, but with variable times depending on the Holiday.  Please check our calendar for specific service dates and times.  Holiday services are warm, intimate and traditional with Yizkor on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, 8th Day of Passover and 2nd Day of Shavuot.

Mon, December 5 2022 11 Kislev 5783