Simchat torah


 Ttorahhe heart and soul of Temple Beth Am lies in our religious observance. This “minhag” or custom binds us together in times both happy and sad,
 when we celebrate a holiday or suffer a loss. TBA is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and we follow its guidelines in our observance but we add the input of all of our members, who come from many different backgrounds, to make TBA one-of-a-kind. TBA is a family that shares its religious experiences together. We have an active Worship Committee that is always looking for new members with new ideas to help keep worship at TBA vital and fulfilling.

High Holy Days – TBA offers services on both days of Rosh Hashanah, the first day being traditional and the second including a great deal more lay participation. Our volunteer adult choir participates, with piano accompaniment. We offer a children’s service on each of the holidays and a teen-run service, as well.

Shabbat – Services cover a wide range of styles, so that there is something to please most every congregant. There are mostly musical services, school-led services, traditional services, outdoor services in the summer, etc. In addition to Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday nights, we offer minyan services every Saturday morning. We participate and we sing! We join together in song, our voices lifting our prayers!

Holidays – TBA provides appropriate services for every Jewish holiday. We build a sukkah on Sukkot, our kids decorate it, and we have a dinner inside. We parade our Torah scrolls around our sanctuary on Simchat Torah to the accompaniment of waving flags, prayer and songs. We have a Chanukah Party, a Purim Spiel and a community-wide Passover Seder. On Shavuot, we honor the day with a beautiful Confirmation Service. Worship at TBA will become a part of your family tradition.