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COVID-19 Service Updates

A Special Message from our Executive Director (Mar. 16, 2022):
Effective March 16, face coverings are optional in all areas of Beth Meyer Synagogue, and food and drinks may be served and consumed indoors again. I share your relief and gratitude — maybe trepidation, too! — at arriving at this moment after multiple setbacks.

The exception to this change is the Naomi & Ken Kramer Religious School — for now, the indoor mask mandate will continue. Cathy Kaplan, Director of Religious School & Family Programs, will notify enrolled families of a timeline for amending the school’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy in a separate communication.

I realize, some of you are not able or ready to ‘return to normal’ and relax precautions to minimize coronavirus transmission risk. Beth Meyer Synagogue respects personal decision-making — whether you participate in the Sanctuary, on YouTube, or outside, we are honored to co-build community with you! As before, non-immunized persons are cautioned and requested to continue masking to self-protect.

Thank you,

Jonathan Wertheim
Executive Director

Reminder: With the re-opening of Beth Meyer Synagogue, we are no longer offering Zoom for Kabbalat Shabbat or Shabbat morning services. You can join remotely for both of these services via YouTube

We welcome your feedback and creativity as we 'hybridize' and juggle remote and in-person programs. Email the Staff at or call them at (919) 848-1420 to share your perspectives. 

Mitzvah Opportunities
Shabbat Morning Service Ushers Needed

We need two people at each Shabbat morning service to open the front doors and greet people by the main sanctuary doors. Sign up for the date(s) and slot(s) you would prefer here.

Compost Bin Monitors Needed
We need one person at each Shabbat morning kiddush to help people sort their waste at our compost bin. Sign up for the date(s) you would prefer here.

Shabbat B'Yahad Ushers Needed
Duties include opening/closing building doors, directing attendees to the appropriate location, hand out masks to those who didn't bring their own, etc. Further details will be discussed upon sign up.

Prayer Service Schedule

• Sunday Morning Minyan, 9-9:40 a.m.
• Monday Morning Minyan, 7:30-8 a.m.
• Wednesday Evening Minyan, 5:30-6 p.m.
• Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat, 8-8:40 p.m.
• Friday Evening Shabbat B'Yahad, 6:30 p.m., monthly (usually the first Friday)
• Shabbat Morning 
     • 9:30 a.m. Shaharit 
     • 10:15 a.m. Torah Service
     • 11:30 a.m. Musaf 

Descriptions of our Prayer Services:

It is our custom that all people, regardless of age, religion or gender, cover their heads (by kippah, hat or other appropriate covering) while engaged in study or prayer. Head covering is encouraged while anywhere on our campus.

Sunday Morning Minyan
In-person/Zoom: This traditional shaharit (morning service) begins at 9 a.m. and generally concludes at approximately 9:40 a.m. This prayer service is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available. Click here for details.

Monday Morning Minyan
Start the work week with intention, gratitude, centering and soulfulness. Beginning Oct. 4, this new minyan from 7:30-8 a.m. will offer our community a chance to pray the essential morning prayers from the comfort of their homes, offices, or even outdoors. Over time, you will learn the basic prayers, melodies, and flow of Shaharit (the morning service). We will also recite the Mourner’s Kaddish and enjoy a little Torah inspiration. Click here for details.

Wednesday Evening Minyan
In-person/Zoom: This traditional evening service takes place at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at approximately 6 p.m. This prayer service is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available. Click here for details.

Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat (weekly)
This traditional Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) lay-led service begins at 8 p.m and concludes at approximately 8:45 p.m. and is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available. Click here for details.

Friday Evening Shabbat B'Yahad (monthly)
In-person/YouTube: Shabbat B’Yahad (Shabbat Together!) is an intergenerational service that is child-friendly (i.e. short and musical), but not child-specific. Shabbat B’Yahad is a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service intended to give our whole community a chance to enter Shabbat together with song, spirituality, and soulful stillness. Please join us on the first Friday evening of each month. All are welcome. Click here for details.

Shabbat Morning
This participatory service is regularly led by Rabbis Eric and Jenny Solomon. Shaharit is approximately 9:30-10:15 a.m., when Rabbis Eric and Jenny lead the congregation in Shabbat morning prayers. The Torah service takes place from approximately 10:15-11:30 a.m. and includes the Torah reading, the Haftarah (prophetic reading), and an active discussion of the weekly Torah portion. The final section (Musaf) lasts from approximately 11:30-11:45 a.m. The service concludes with the Mourner’s Kaddish and a closing song. After the service, the entire congregation is invited for a Kiddush luncheon. Find additional details on our calendar page.

Childcare is once again available on Shabbat mornings, for children aged 2 years through second grade, beginning at 9:30 a.m. We offer a supervised play space for children as well as Shabbat stories and songs. The play space is located on the lower level of the main building, at the far end of the hallway. Children are requested to wear face-coverings.

Fri, July 1 2022 2 Tammuz 5782