Our worship includes both Hebrew and English; transliteration is provided for many of our Hebrew prayers. We are a congregation that loves to sing, and many of our prayers are sung by the congregation with the rabbi or a music leader. Friday evening services are followed by an oneg Shabbat, when we recite blessings over wine and challah, eat, and schmooze.
The Jewish Year at Congregation Beth Aaron: Holidays
In addition to our Shabbat services, we celebrate many Jewish holidays together.
Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish Year. We celebrate the first day of Rosh Hashanah with an evening service followed by an oneg hosted by the Board of Directors; and morning services followed by Tashlich at a local river. On Yom Kippur we gather for Kol Nidre, morning and afternoon services, Yizkor, Neilah, and a potluck break-the-fast.
Other holiday celebrations include Sukkot, when we erect a sukkah and celebrate within it; Simchat Torah; Chanukah, when the “Latke Boys” take over our kitchen; Purim; Passover, when we hold a huge second night community seder; and Shavuot.
Life Cycle Events
We offer a full range of life cycle observances. They include baby namings, bar and bat mitzvah celebrations, weddings, special commemorations such as special anniversaries or birthdays, adult bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, funerals and shiva services. Please contact us to discuss your needs.