The Hebrew word for prayer is tefilah, the most important part of any Jewish prayer, whether it be a prayer of petition, thanksgiving, praise of God, or confession. Prayer provides every person with the profound ability to communicate with God. It is our opportunity to talk to God, to express our joys, frustrations and put forward our wishes.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES
Congregation Beth Yeshurun offers two regular worship services to observe and celebrate Shabbat. In the Barg Sanctuary, which is our main sanctuary, we welcome the Sabbath with prayers, and singing with a Rabbi and Cantor. We also offer more traditional worship which is held in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel.
SATURDAY MORNING SERVICES
Shabbat morning is the main service in Judaism. Our Sabbath morning services, whether in the Sanctuary, J.B. Greenfield Chapel or the Museum Minyan, consist of basically three parts: the Shaharit Service, the Torah Service including an aliyah given by a Bat or Bar Mitzvah, and Musaf. The entire service typically lasts about two-and-a-half hours. Following the service, everyone is invited to join in the Kiddush, where refreshments are served.
Congregation Beth Yeshurun provides our congregants with: