Temple Beth Tikvah offers a fusion of spirit and purpose during services, underscoring the ideals of Reform Judaism. We strive to create a meaningful prayer experience that’s comfortable for all attendees, whether you’re a regular or not. Immersing ourselves in the richness of traditional Jewish rituals and practices using the Mishkan T’filah, the newest Reform prayer book, we explore the teachings of Torah alongside our vast jewish heritage within a modern context.
It is customary, at Temple Beth Tikvah, to wear Kippot (head coverings) and Talliot (prayer shawls) while worshipping in the synagogue. About two-thirds of our Shabbat and festival services are chanted or read in Hebrew, with the remainder in English. Customarily, several aliyot are called to the Torah. We believe one can be a Reform or Liberal Jew and still display a high level of Jewish observance. We seek to be active, positive, observant Jews with the conviction that Judaism enriches our lives.
Shabbat services are held on the 1st & 3rd Friday at 6:30pm and on the 2nd & 4th Friday at 8:00pm with a special, earlier offering (Ruach Shabbat) once a month. Saturday morning services are at 10:00 am, followed by a Kiddush Lunch and Rabbi’s Table, studying how understanding of Torah has evolved and how it still provides meaning and purpose for our lives today. Once a month, we also offer a Tot Shabbat for families with children under 5 at 9:00 am. Please check our calendar for the most up-to-date Shabbat service information.
Made up of congregants, the voices of our choir along with Cantor Nancy Kassel add atmosphere and beauty to many of our services as well as High Holy Days, setting the appropriate tone for observance and contemplation in our beautiful sanctuary.