Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Am
Joining Us For In-Person Services
Everyone has their own comfort level when it comes to Covid precautions.
We ask that you be respectful of individual choices.
1. Face masks are now optional for individuals who are fully vaccinated against Covid. Members and guests who wish to continue wearing a mask are welcome to do so
2. If you have had symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms, we ask that you stay home and view the services on line. If you must attend in person, we ask that you wear a mask
3. Please be considerate and use good judgment when maintaining social distance. We all have different comfort levels and we all have to do our part by being respectful if someone wants to keep a distance, not shake hands, hug, or sit together.
4. Please practice good hygiene by washing your hands on a regular basis or using hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be available as you enter the sanctuary.
5. Anyone coming up to the Bimah will be asked to sanitize hands before and after. When the Torah comes around, we ask that you not have any contact. Limit participants in the Bimah area (gabbai and Torah readers at podium, Aliyah from seat).
6. We will continue to provide disposable masks, kippahs if you don’t bring your own, and hand sanitizer. As a precaution, we would appreciate it if you would bring your own kippah and tallis to services. If you are using one from the shul, it will then be on loan to you until further notice.
7. Seating will be arranged so that rows are staggered, allowing enough rows for people to social distance as determined by their personal comfort level
8. Prayer books will be placed at your seat. Please do not remove the book from the chair when leaving the sanctuary.
9. We will be working on a plan for reintroducing food to our CBA life in the future. Until further notice, there will not be an Oneg or Kiddush Meals after services.
Our Shabbat services are spiritually uplifting and joyful, as they should be. We welcome Shabbat as an end to the week, taking a break from the world to enjoy a few moments together. We welcome you to join us in person or at our new facility located at 1470 Myrtle Lake Hills Rd. / Longwood, FL 32750 or online.
Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:30 pm in person and via Facebook streaming
Shabbat services begin Friday night with joyful songs and a reaffirmation of community. We take this time to celebrate our Jewish traditions, reflect, and unwind from the week.
Saturday morning Shabbat at 9:30 am in person and via Facebook streaming
Saturday Shabbat services are warm and familiar, following traditional tropes and styles, but still with a vibrancy not found in most synagogues. Our d’var Torah and discussions are insightful and fresh; topical but not political. Saturday mornings remind us of our relationship with the world and our obligation to Tikkun Olam, to heal the world.
All Shabbat services beginning 7/16/2021 are archived on the Congregation Beth Am YouTube channel.
Typically Shabbat begins 18 minutes before sundown.
Click here for weekly Sundown times.
Typically Shabbat ends when you can see three stars in the sky.
Click here for a weekly time.
CBA Movie Chat
Thursdays at 3:00 PM
Call for Zoom Codes
CBA Pages & Pastries Book Club
Join us on June 9th
where we will be discussing
'The Sacrifice of Tamar'
by Naomi Ragen online.
Zoom codes provided following
CBA Mah Jongg
May 4th - June 8th
Mah Jongg will be temporarily
be playing at the
Seminole County Public Library
245 N. Hunt Club Blvd.
Join us for gameplay and
complimentary Mah Jongg
lessons from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Masks are optional
Free and open to the public.
RSVP is requested for
to fill out and submit the
Event Sign-Up Form