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Worship at BI

There are many ways to participate in prayer at Beth Israel. Whatever your level of Jewish religious observance and spiritual practice, you are welcome to join our services. In Judaism, learning is doing—and questions are always welcome.

Daily Minyan

Daily minyan offers a peaceful, contemplative way to begin and end the day. Beth Israel members join for morning and evening minyan year-round during the workweek and on Sundays. Together, we strive to ensure that BI provides a sacred space where anyone living in or passing through the Greater Worcester area can say Kaddish in memory of a loved one and have a positive and meaningful prayer experience. We meet in the Kulin Chapel; however, all services are currently conducted on Zoom. Please see Service Schedule for times.

Shabbat

Shabbat at Beth Israel offers an opportunity to celebrate the Sabbath on both Friday night and Saturday morning. Services are in Hebrew and English; our Lev Shalom prayerbooks include English translations. We primarily use the JPS Etz Hayim chumash for Torah and Haftorah readings and commentary. Beth Israel is an egalitarian community, and all genders are counted in the minyan.

During the pandemic, we are celebrating Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat mornings online via Zoom. Every other Friday night, we also offer a Tot Shabbat for families with young children. Links are available to members via the member's website portal or weekly emails. For more information, please contact the BI Office.

Holidays

On the High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our extended services, led by our Rabbi and shlicheh tzibor, provide an uplifting opportunity for prayer and introspection to begin the Jewish New Year. You’ll find details in the fall on our Service Schedule.

For the major festivals—Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Passover and Shavuot—we follow a similar schedule as for Shabbat. Minor holidays—Hanukkah and Purim—as well as the intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot, are marked in our daily minyan services.

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