Avodah

BJBE Choirs

Our choir members have a passion for music and an enthusiasm for singing the melodies of our people. BJBE also offers our members the opportunity to sing regularly during services.

Kol Simchah (Voice of Joy), our Junior Choir, is comprised of 2nd-6th graders who participate in our Family Shabbat service. Rehearsals include attention to music, text, expression, and fun!

BJBE Adult Choir is an important addition to our High Holiday experience at BJBE. Members who participate in this choir have a unique opportunity to enrich the heart and soul of our congregation.

BJBE Multi-generational Choir is comprised of the Adult and Junior Choirs that come together during some services and events throughout the year to enhance the worship experience.

Contact Leslie Block if you are interested in singing with us.

Worship

FRIDAY NIGHT

Summer Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Every Friday, June 16–August 11
5:15 p.m. - Wine and Cheese pre-Oneg
6:00 p.m. - Service

Mizmor L'Shabbat Service
First Friday of the Month (September – June)
7:30 p.m. - Service

A joyous, musical service featuring Shakshuka and our amazing T'filah Band.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Second, Fourth & Fifth Fridays of the Month (September – June)
7:30 p.m. - Service

A soulful service featuring contemplative music and sermons in the traditional BJBE style.

Matzah Ball Shabbat Family Service
Third Friday of the Month (September – May)
5:15 p.m. – Matzah Ball Soup and Challah
6:00 p.m. – Service

Join the BJBE community for a bowl of matzah ball soup and challah followed by an uplifting, inspiring multi-generational service featuring our Kol Simchah Youth Choir and a story for children.

 

SATURDAY MORNING

Kol Shabbat Musical Service
9:30 a.m.

Celebrate Shabbat in a relaxed and informal environment with beautiful music and spirited singing, Torah reading, and an inspiring D'var Torah.

Tot Shabbat
Second Saturday of the Month (September –June)
9:30 a.m. – Service
10:00 a.m. – Kiddush and Family Art Project

Celebrate Shabbat with your toddlers in this fun and energetic service which includes joyous music and a Shabbat story for children. Then join us immediately following the service for challah, grape juice, and a creative family art project.

Morning B'nai Mitzvah Service
10:45 a.m.

Celebrate with BJBE teens and their families as they take on the obligation of becoming bar or bat mitzvah. The bar/bat mitzvah students lead the entire service along with the clergy, chant Torah, and deliver inspiring D'vrei Torah (sermons).

Havdalah B'nai Mitzvah Service
5:00 p.m.

Celebrate with BJBE teens and their families, as they take on the obligation of becoming bar or bat mitzvah. The bar/bat mitzvah students lead the entire service along with the clergy, chant Torah, deliver inspiring D'vrei Torah (sermons), and lead us in the Havdalah ceremony marking the transition from Shabbat to the new week.

Wednesday Morning Minyan
Wednesdays
6:45 a.m.

BJBE offers a convenient mid-week opportunity for prayer on Wednesday mornings. Stop in on your way to work to give your spirit a workout, find friendship in community, and be present for fellow congregants who need to say Kaddish for a loved one.

Avodah / Spirituality

From being warmly greeted by an usher as you enter Shabbat services, to the support of a community there for you after you have lost a loved one, BJBE is dedicated to enhancing the spiritual life of our congregation through a variety of prayer, programs, and services for all ages, knowledge-levels, and interests.

 

Service Schedule

Wednesday Minyan

Morning Minyan: Every Wednesday at 6:45 am

First Shabbat

Friday Evening
7:30 pm - Mizmor L'Shabbat with our T'filah Band (September-June)

Saturday Morning
9:30 am - Kol Shabbat
10:45 am - B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Service (when scheduled)
11:00 am - Torah Study
5:00 pm - B'nai Mitzvah Havdalah Shabbat Service (when scheduled)

Second Shabbat

Friday Evening
7:30 pm Shabbat Service (September-June)

Saturday Morning
9:30 am - Kol Shabbat
9:30 am - Tot Shabbat (September-June)
10:45 am - B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Service (when scheduled)
11:00 am - Torah Study
5:00 pm - B'nai Mitzvah Havdalah Shabbat Service (when scheduled)

Third Shabbat

Friday Evening
5:15 pm  Matzah Ball Shabbat pre-oneg (September-June)
6:00 pm -L'dor Vador Family Service (September-June)

Saturday Morning
9:30 am - Kol Shabbat
10:45 am - B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Service (when scheduled)
11:00 am - Torah Study
5:00 pm - B'nai Mitzvah Havdalah Shabbat Service (when scheduled)

Fourth/Fifth Shabbat

Friday Evening
7:30 pm - Shabbat Service... Soulful and inspiring (September-June)

Saturday Morning
9:30 am - Kol Shabbat
10:45 am - B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Service (when scheduled)
11:00 am - Torah Study
5:00 pm - B'nai Mitzvah Havdalah Shabbat Service (when scheduled)

Note: Summer services are at 6:30 pm, typically beginning the end of June through August.