Beth Am combines elements of a rich Jewish heritage with the dynamic characteristics of Reform Judaism. This orientation is expressed in our liturgy, music, customs, educational philosophy, and approach to ritual expression.
Here at Beth Am, the wearing of tallit and/or kipah is optional. Men and women participate equally in all religious services. We incorporate traditional prayer and creative readings, using both traditional and contemporary melodies. People who attend vary from those who were raised in traditional backgrounds to those who are Jewish by choice. We welcome interfaith families. Our Shabbat siddur – prayer book – is Mishkan T’filah that includes prayers written in Hebrew, their transliteration, translation, and alternate readings – contemporary/spiritual/rabbinic citations — that explore the central theme of each prayer. This unique siddur provides an opportunity for everyone to participate in their own way.
We have many opportunities for spiritual connection. We Welcome You!