The clergy, staff and Board of Trustees at Temple Beth Am are hard at work to ensure that your worship experience here will be meaningful, and that you will feel comfortable and welcome in our synagogue facility during the Holidays and all year long.
Traditional, spiritual, and song-filled services led by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, and featuring inspiring davvening by our Cantor, Rabbi Hillary Chorny.
Covid Protocol: For vaccinated only persons (no children under 12 allowed indoors for safety), everyone masked with reduced capacity through the Ballroom. Clergy leader will be unmasked, with prior negative PRC test. Masked Aliyot and Torah readings. See below for Shofar service info.
Known for being spirited, song-filled, and family friendly, the Beiteinu service (PrayGround) features upbeat melodies, time-honored, high holiday favorites, and moments of contemplation, conversation, and consideration led by Rabbi Rebecca Schatz and our kavannah-filled hazzan, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky. Bring yourself, bring your family, and bring your whole heart and soul with you! Covid Protocol: For vaccinated and masked unvaccinated persons including unvaccinated children. Formal distancing will not be implemented, but there will be plenty of space for everyone's comfort level. Kid-friendly PrayGround for children nearby. See below for Shofar service info.
Library Minyan - Dorff Nelson Chapel and Corning 8
The Library Minyan is a participatory, lay-led, davvening and learning community that blends traditional observance with a fully modern and egalitarian approach to Jewish living. Volunteers prepare and deliver the d'rashot, which offer personal and often unique interpretations of the Torah portions. Covid Protocol: Dorff Nelson Chapel: For vaccinated only persons (no children under 12 allowed indoors for safety), everyone masked and seating spaced out through Hersch Hall. Space has been updated with air circulation and new carpet, exceeding health and safety regulations. Davening leader will be unmasked, with prior negative PRC test. Masked Aliyot and Torah readings.
Corning 8 services will follow Beiteinu protocols.
Two 45-minute opportunities to explore this immersive, musically rich prayer experience with a mix of prayer, study, and spiritual deep dives. Short. Sweet. Powerful. Covid Protocol: For vaccinated and masked unvaccinated persons. Leaders will be unmasked with prior negative PCR tests. Extra space will be provided between seats.
Join the learning alternative to the Musaf service during each of the High Holidays, for this interactive study session with Rabbi Matt Shapiro Envisioning the Year Ahead: Reflective Learning for the New Year
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 at 12:00 PM: A Vision for the World
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 at 12:00 PM: A Vision for Our Community
Yom Kippur at 12:00 PM: A Vision for Yourself Covid Protocol: For fully vaccinated, masked participants ONLY. Extra space will be provided between seats. No children under 12 for extra safety.