Shabbat services are held most Friday nights at 7pm. On some weekends, we have Shabbat morning services instead. Please check the specifics on our Calendar.
Brith Sholem follows the cycle of the Jewish calendar with community observance of holidays throughout the year. We also observe the traditions of Jewish life-cycle milestones from birth through the end of life, supporting our members at each stage.
Student Rabbi-facilitated Adult Education sessions are held on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings. Check the specifics for these and our family educational programs on our Calendar. Training for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conversion are offered on request.
At Brith Sholem, members are involved in every aspect of synagogue life, whether as community leaders, teachers, service leaders or congregants fulfilling the mitzvah of making a minyan.
While Juneteenth marks an incredibly important step in Black American rights, it was just that – one step. Juneteenth celebrated slavery becoming illegal, but it did not do away with racism; not even close. And yet, the history and spirit of Juneteenth make me hopeful.
When the State of Israel was established in 1948, its secular founders envisioned a nation that would be both Jewish and attuned to the values of liberal democracy. They were confident that a country with an overwhelming Jewish majority could maintain a Jewish character and ensure civic equality for all its inhabitants.