Our weekly Shabbat services provide meaningful opportunities for spiritual connection, community celebration, and holiness.
Shabbat morning services are participatory, warm, inspiring and egalitarian. We are blessed with a skilled and passionate Cantor and a cadre of congregants who lead our services each week. Visitors are always warmly welcomed!
If you are unable to attend services in person but would still like to participate, please contact the Synagogue office to obtain log-in credentials and view a live streaming of our services. Once you have log-in credentials you can access our live streaming feed by clicking the Live Stream feed in the left navigation pane.
Our regular service schedule is as follows:
(Wednesdays, breakfast to follow)
Friday Night Services
Shabbat Morning Services
(Lunch to follow)
Sunday Morning Minyan
If you would like more information about our minyan service, please see this handy guide.
Friday Night Ruach
Prepare yourselves for a powerful experience in Jewish prayer. Our Sages teach that when a group of people pray together, God’s presence (the Shekhinah) dwells among them. The essence of the Friday Night Ruach service is intense congregational participation. This service is art of a new wave in Jewish prayer that began in New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, where congregations like B’nai Jeshurun, Kehillat Shira Hadasha, the Library Minyan, and Yakar are tapping into the contemporary need to participate in song. We at Brith Shalom are seeking the spiritual power of a sanctuary filled with voices singing and swaying in unison! We need your voice. Come sing and feel God’s intimate presence, the Shekhinah.
In order to help the congregation raise their voices in song, we set traditional liturgy to Chasidic and contemporary melodies accompanied by Shabbat-appropriate instrumentation. We also provide transliterations and sheet music and, on request, can distribute the melodies on CD.
After a joyous, uplifting service, people look forward to joining in the social hall for a delicious light kiddush supper. We shake hands, schmooze, and enjoy the company of one another. And when we leave, it's with a smile and a feeling of being invigorated as we look forward to coming together once again for the next Friday Night Ruach.
Join us for an engaging musical service with instrumental accompaniment followed by a delicious dinner with your CBS family. All ages welcome! For a full schedule of the FNR series, click here. To sponsor a dinner or to subscribe to the FNR series, contact Branden Johnson or 713-667-9201.
We look forward to seeing you there! Friday Night Ruach Services are generally held on the third Friday of each month from October through May and start at 6:15 pm.