Worship, Holidays & Festivals at Temple Beth Torah
Temple Beth Torah is our spiritual home. As a house of prayer, we gather together in congregational worship to seek God’s presence, to share our lives as Jews and to be part of the community of Israel. Some are seeking to discover, others to rediscover the richness of our Jewish heritage. Because people come to Temple Beth Torah from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and lifestyles, our worship services blend the traditional with the contemporary in prayer and song.
Join us for spiritually uplifting and muscially inspiring services as we transform ourselves and each other through worship. We gather every Friday night as we welcome Shabbat. The entire community is welcomed. Find out more about our Religious Services and Schedule.
Shabbat is a weekly 25 hour observance that lasts from just before sundown each Friday until nightfall on Saturday . Shabbat is one of Judaism’s most distinct practices, as well as one of its most pervasive and long lasting gifts to the Jewish people.
The Jewish High Holidays, also called the High Holy Days, consist of the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and encompass the ten days from the beginning of Rosh Hashanah through the end of Yom Kippur.
Reading from the Torah is the central part of Shabbat and holiday services. Blessings are said before and after reading from the Torah in acknowledgment of the gift of Torah and its study.
This page contains Rabbi Avi M. Schulman's weekly "A Word from Rabbi Schulman" included in TBT weekly emails, links to his High Holy Days sermons, and various other thoughts and stories.