Our services are a combination of traditional and contemporary prayer and music. Each service includes lively congregational melodies, traditional chant (nusach), meaningful English readings and explanations of the prayers, and a thought-provoking sermon or brief Torah study. Our talented choir adds their voices to our services several times a year on Friday evenings, as well as on many Shabbat mornings and holidays.
On Friday evenings throughout the year
On Shabbat mornings and holidays; on Shabbat mornings when there is neither a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or holiday service, Rabbi Mike leads Shacharit and Torah study.
For our Sunday morning minyan at 8:30 am, on Sundays when there is a Brotherhood breakfast.
For our 10-minute Mincha Service at 3:55 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
For our monthly Friday evening Tot Shabbat (for newborn through kindergarten-aged children)
For our monthly Friday evening Ruach Shabbat Service for families with children of all ages.
We invite you to attend our services! We welcome interfaith families, visitors, and anyone interested in learning, singing, and praying with our community.
New! Starting in the fall of 2018
Shabbat B’Yachad (Shabbat Together) A Shabbat evening of praying, singing, and eating together
5:30 pm: Tot Shabbat
We welcome Shabbat with a service rich with music, imagination, prayers and movement, led by Rabbi Mike Rothbaum and Director of Education, Beth Goldstein. All preschoolers and kindergartners, their siblings, and families are invited to sing, dance, and learn in the sanctuary.
6:10 pm: Bring Your Own Vegetarian/Dairy Dinner
Tot Shabbat families stay for dinner and Ruach Shabbat participants come early. We will have challah and grape juice. Blessings begin at 6:10 pm.
7:00 pm: Ruach Service
Geared especially toward children in grades one through six, yet designed to be welcoming for all adults and children, our monthly Ruach Service features many opportunities for participation, uplifting and lively new melodies mixed in with familiar tunes, and instrumental accompaniment by CBE’s own talented musicians. Each month, children, and even families together, have the opportunity to lead a prayer, blessing or song in the service. This is a fun way for children (and parents) to learn and to feel the special sense of joy and pride that comes with leading a community in prayer. Please let Rabbi Mike or Cantor Sarra know if you or your child would like to help lead.
Shabbat B'Yachad dates for the 2018-2019 school year