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This Week's Service Brochure

Thank you for worshipping with the BST family!

Please click here to see this week's service brochure in full.

The service brochure always includes our list of Yahrzeits, Birthday, Anniversaries, a weekly schedule, and other information crucial to Temple life.

Shabbat Services

Friday Night Shabbat Services

Our Traditional Shabbat Service is  a lively service for the whole family which includes singing and a short sermon. Following services, we have a member sponsored Oneg which all are invited to attend. Torah Readings alternate between Friday evenings and Saturday Mornings. Service Times are as follows:

  • 7:30 PM - Erev Shabbat Service, Oneg Shabbat following

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

We offer a morning service that includes singing, congregational participation, and is followed by Torah Study! During this hour, we nosh on small treats (congregant sponsored) and study the weekly Torah portion and then journey through the Hebrew Bible.

A typical Saturday morning Shabbat Service schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. - Shabbat Morning Service
  • 11:30 a.m. - Torah Study with Rabbi or Lay Leader
  • Note:  When a Bar/Bat Mitzvah  is scheduled for a Saturday morning, Torah Study is cancelled. 

Please check the calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Yad Squad

 

We are looking for BST Torah Chanters!  If you can read and/or chant Torah, please contact the Main Temple office at office@bstva.org.

Ritual Policy

Head Coverings, Tallit, & the Bimah

It is traditionally considered a sign of respect for anyone in a synagogue to wear a kippah (yarmulke, in Yiddish). We encourage everyone in the sanctuary to wear a head covering, although as a Reform Jewish congregation it is not mandatory.  However, all participants in the Torah service on the bimah must wear both a kippah and tallit as a sign of respect.  A ready supply of both are in the sanctuary if you are offered the honor of handling or blessing Torah.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Sun, April 5 2020 11 Nisan 5780