Temple Beth Am offers multiple worship opportunities for members and visitors.

Shabbat Morning Services


Come together in song and daven the Shabbat morning service in the Sanctuary with inspiring melodies. A complete transliteration booklet encourages everyone's full participation. Shir Hadash services begin at 9:15 a.m. and are led by our clergy.


BAIT Tefillah is a warm, child-friendly, multi-generational weekly service. Led by Rabbi Ari Lucas, BAIT provides unique opportunities for lay involvement, helping to lead the service and chanting Torah and Haftorah. BAIT services begin at 9:45 a.m. Click here for more information


Come, Serve, and Belong. Temple Beth Am’s Library Minyan is a participatory, lay-led, child-friendly community that blends traditional observance with a modern, egalitarian approach to Jewish living. Services begin with Mishnah study at 9:00 a.m. and service at 9:45 a.m. in the Dorff-Nelson Chapel. For more information, visit


Hama’a lot is a rhythmic, intimate, soulful service that was born at TBA in 2014, and has kept growing. Hama’alot meets approximately six times per year on Shabbat mornings at 10:30 a.m. Seating is intimately in the round. We do a truncated liturgy that allows time and space for spiritually moving singing and harmonizing. No musical instruments are used, except for an occasional drum. Click here for more info about Hama’alot and to listen to music


Shabbat Yeladim, Temple Beth Am’s free-of-charge Shabbat morning and holiday program for ages 1-11, enables parents to go to one of the regular minyanim while their children enjoy outstanding, age-appropriate tefilot, play, and kiddush foods, combined with nurturing childcare. Shabbat Yeladim meets on Shabbat from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Rena E. Ganzberg Education Center. Contact Reut Sklar with any questions.


From the Purim song, meaning "Come, let's make noise together!" Join our traditional, innovative, mostly lay-led minyan. Havah Narishah includes melodies old and new, daveners of all ages and abilities, and opportunities for multigenerational learning with members of our community, including our clergy.

SHIR For Young Families

Led by Morah Francine Farkas, musician Michael Farkas, Cantorial Intern Michelle Stone, and our Cantor, Rabbi Hillary Chorny. Shir meets many times throughout the year with services on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. Shir is geared towards families with children up to age five. Stay tuned for a complete schedule for 5777 coming soon!


Join us for Meditation Plus on Shabbat at 9:15 a.m. in Whiteman Conference Room. Led by Rabbi Ruth Sohn, Meditation Plus is an experience of Jewish chant and meditation followed by the study of the Torah portion with Hasidic commentary. For more information, contact Rabbi Ruth Sohn


Torah Club began in the fall of 2012 with just 18 members. Torah Club members read Torah, haftarah, and lead davening dozens of times a year across all three of Temple Beth Am's minyanim. Torah Club not only reinforces the Torah reading skills learned in school and during bar and bat mitzvah training, but also provides teens with a sense of responsibility and pride as they serve their community. Torah Club keeps its 50+ members engaged by making Torah reading an activity they share with their peers and is one way for young people to continue on the path of Jewish learning. CLICK HERE to contribute to Torah Club.

Daily Minyan

Do a mitzvah by attending Temple Beth Am's daily morning and evening minyanim, led by a group of dedicated lay people. If you are saying kaddish after the death of a loved one, observing a yahrzeit, or if you want to begin or end your workday with a moment of communal warmth and spiritual reflection, this is the place for you.

Morning Minyan meets Monday – Friday at 7:30 a.m., Sunday & Federal holidays at 8:00 a.m.

Evening Minyan

Click here to download the 5777 Evening Minyan Time

Shabbat Afternoon

Conclude Shabbat in a warm setting that includes worship, study, schmoozing and - of course - food! The Minha/Maariv Services are lay-led, under the guidance of our Rabbis and Rabbinic Interns. The rabbis teach Torah during the traditional Seudah Shlishit (3rd Shabbat meal). A spiritual Havdallah follows. Minha/Ma'ariv begins approx. 90 minutes before the end of Shabbat.


Questions about any of our prayer services? Contact Cori Drasin in the Rabbinic office: 310-652-7354 x210 or

Friday Night Shabbat

Neshama Minyan meets every Friday for a lively Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv service using the melodies of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Congregants sing, dance and welcome Shabbat with much joy and spirit.

Shabbat Sovev
Sovev is the transcendent aspect of the Divine, that which surrounds everything we're always swimming in, existing in. Shabbat Sovev is an attempt to mimic and access that immersion. We daven in a circle, creating a space to tap into the transcendent nature of the divine, to transcend ourselves, the prayer we could do on our own, the prayer that we could do with just words, or the normal nusach. Click here to listen to the Shabbat Sovev music

Community Shabbat Dinner

Approximately once a month, the entire community gathers together with for a festive Shabbat dinner. Click here for upcoming dates and reservations.

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