Friday night and Saturday morning services at B’nai Tikvah are very musical and family-oriented. Services vary in style and timing to suit all different tastes and we encourage everyone, members and non-members alike, to sample them all.
Our Friday night services include Tot Shabbat, Family Shabbat, Shir Joy Shabbat with live musicians and 4th Friday Shabbat that features a special teaching from Rabbi Gutterman. Services begin at 6:30 pm on the first two Fridays of the month and at 7:30 pm on the third and fourth Fridays. If there is a fifth Friday, the service begins at 6:30 pm.
Our Saturday morning Shabbat services led by Rabbi Gutterman and/or Cantor Chabon begin at 10:00 am in our Sanctuary. For mornings when there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah or Religious School class service, we meet at 9:00 am in our Library for an informal Torah Study. The fourth Saturday of the month is typically dark but please check out calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.
Come join us! You can find upcoming services on our calendar.
Nishma Second Saturday of every month
Nishma is our innovative, musical Shabbat morning service that finds its inspiration at the intersection of Reform and Conservative liturgy, where the Hebrew is rich, the music is deep and soulful, and the prayer is fluid and creative. Nishma is held on the second Shabbat morning of the month at 10:00 in our beautiful social hall. We also have free childcare during every Nishma service with Shabbat and holiday activities for children.
If you are curious about deepening your prayer practice, check it out!
Shir Joy Third Friday of every month
Shir Joy is our Musical Shabbat service. The cantor and rabbi are joined by professional musicians on the bima who infuse our sanctuary with beautiful music and spirit. Many of the melodies used during the service can be heard on the CDs which Cantor Chabon has created – Shirei Tikvah, Shir Joy and Roots and Branches. Our Shir Joy service is held on the third Friday of every month.
Tot Shabbat and Family Fridays First Friday of Every Month
First Fridays at CBT are tailored to our children and families. At 5:30 we have a sweet Tot Shabbat service for the littlest members of our community, which is held on the floor of the sanctuary with songs, guitar and short prayers and stories. This 20-25 minute service is followed by kiddush, motzi, and a delicious community dinner in the social hall. At 6:30 we return to the sanctuary for a Family Service geared towards school aged kids with lots of singing and familiar prayers. Bring your families and join us for a joyful beginning to the month!
Grade Level Services
Grade level services are also held throughout the year to give Religious School students the opportunity to participate in services with their classmates. These services are held on select Friday evenings for students in grades K-5. 6th graders participate in a Saturday morning service. This is a wonderful time for the students to practice what they have learned in class and prepare them for ‘being’ on the bima.
Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel