The Shabbat Experience

The Shabbat Experience @ Beth Sholom

All Beth Sholom congregants, including families with children in grades k-12 participate in The Shabbat Experiences. Programs take place on Friday nights, Shabbat mornings, or Havdallah services. We have six programs planned over the course of the school year where students and their families will experience shabbat, be exposed to guest speakers, share Shabbat meals together and learn together.

What can you look forward to this year at our TSE program?

Good friends, Shabbat food, and great community. As in previous years, during our Shabbat morning program, we offer several davening options. We are committed to offering a traditional service, a shorter family inclusive service, and a preschool service.

The entire TSE committee looks forward to celebrating Shabbat with you this year. If you would like to join our committee, please contact Rabbi Merow (215-887-1342).


2015-2016  Shabbat Experience    "Mitzvot for a #MeaningfulLife"

November 21, 2015   Holiness is in Every Place-Do you Know It?

RSVP to Julie Glass or 215.887.1342  ext.216
Cost for dinner $5/ $20 family

Overarching Goal: To teach that Mitzvah (plural, Mitzvot) traditionally means commandment.  Mitzvah has also come to mean Jewish actions.  The performance of mitzvot is meant to:

1.    Refine our personalities

2.   Sanctify & elevate us spiritually

3.   Nourish and nurture our Jewish identity

4.   Connect us to God, other Jews, and to humanity, thus making our lives more meaningful

Enduring Knowledge: Holiness can be found in every moment of our lives. From everyday moments to celebrations to tragedies, our tradition provides practices and mitzvot that enrich our lives and make it more meaningful.

Saturday, January 16 at 9:45 a.m. -Judaism and the Civil Rights Movement

This Martin Luther King weekend, we will look at how Judaism and the Civil Rights Movement were closely intertwined. Come learn from Dr. Beth Wenger, Professor of American Jewish History and Chair of the History Department at University of Pennsylvania. Click here for more information about Dr. Wenger. Click here to RSVP for The Shabbat Experience.

TSE Dates
Saturday November 21, 2015
Saturday January 16, 2016
Saturday February 20, 2016
Saturday April 9, 2016
Friday May 6, 2016

Despite the fact that we are no longer able to receive grant monies from the Legacy Heritage foundation, Beth Sholom will continue to heavily subsidize the cost of our Shabbat Experience. For this reason, we are asking our families to contribute to the cost of our two dinners for our Shabbat Experience this year. Lunches will continue to be free.     
The Shabbat Experience is generously sponsored by The Temple Sholom Legacy Fund