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.
Eighty years ago on January 20, 1942, the infamous Wannsee Conference took place in a large lakeside three-story mansion in suburban Berlin. Fifteen Nazi German leaders attended the meeting that coordinated plans to "orderly execute" ---murder--- millions of Jews during World War II.
The upcoming holiday of Tu BiShvat -- the birthday of the trees - brings back a memory of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the museum is an enormous cross-section of a giant sequoia tree. Standing before it is a sublime experience. The cross-section overwhelms you with its sheer size, inspiring questions about the size of the tree it was cut from.