High Holidays 2017

Erev Yom Kippur, September 29

    Candle Lighting 6:21 pm

     Kol Nidre Service 6:00 pm

Yom Kippur

     Service 9:00 am including Yizkor

     Study Session 4:30 pm

     Mincha/Ne'ilah 5:00 pm

     Ma'ariv/Final Shofar Blast/Break Fast  7:26 pm

Donate to the JFS Food Pantry! Here's a list of what they need


We have several extra sets of Lulav & Etrog for sale, each $45, payable by check or online.  Checks should be made out to Beit Chaverim and brought to the Beth El office.  If paying online, fill out the form here: https://www.beitchaverim.com/form/lulav-and-etrog-orders-5778.html

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Sukkot, First Day, October 5:

     Service 9:30 am

     6:11 pm Candle Lighting

Sukkot, Second Day, October 6:

     Service 9:30 am

     6:11 pm Candle Lighting

     6:30 pm Abbreviated Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot, October 7

     Service 9:30 am

     Shabbat Youth Service 10:30 am

Interfaith Sukkot Celebration

Shmini Atzeret, October 12

     Service 9:30 am, including Yizkor

     Erev Simchat Torah Service 7:00 pm*

Simchat Torah, October 13

     Service 9:30 am*

Simchat Torah Celebration honoring Michelle Fanwick and Jim Sugarman

     5:58 pm Candle Lighting

     6:30 pm Abbreviated Kabbalat Shabbat Service

** Parents are welcome to bring kosher (with a hechsher) candy for our ever-popular Candy Hakafa.  Children should come with a bag to collect the candy.


Happy Chanukah - Chag Urim Sameach!

The first candle lighting is Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017.

Read the Chanukah blessings and songs online in English, Hebrew and transliteration.

Setting Up Chanukah Candles

Candles are lit on each of the eight nights of Chanukah—one the first night, two the second, and an additional candle on each subsequent night. We place the chanukiyah in the window in order to share the miracles of the holiday with anyone passing by our homes. The candle for the first night is placed at the far right of the chanukiyah; on each subsequent night, another candle is added to the left. An extra candle, designated as the shamash, is lit first, then used to light the others after the blessings are recited.

 When Should We Light?

Weekdays: Each weekday, we light the chanukiyah as soon after dark as possible.

Erev Shabbat: On Friday afternoon, we light the chanukiyah just before we light Shabbat candles, at least 18 minutes before sunset. In 2015, we light candles by 4:07pm. Since we light the Chanukiyah candles before dark on Friday, it’s customary to use longer-burning candles (Shabbat candles are perfectly acceptable for use in the chanukah)—they should burn about 1.5 hours.

After Shabbat: On Saturday evening, we light the Chanukiyah candles after Havdalah. In 2015, Havdalah is at 5:15pm.

Chanukah Blessings & Maoz Tzur

Each night of Chanukah, we light the shamash and recite two blessings then use the shamash to light the candles. On the first night, we add the blessing of Shehecheyanu.

Listen to the Chanukah Blessings and Maoz Tzur here:

Chanukah Blessing 1

Chanukah Blessing 2

Chanukah Blessing 3

HaNerot Halalu

Maoz Tzur

Chanukah Bash Photos


Wed, October 18 2017 28 Tishrei 5778