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Shabbat Morning (Saturday)

Valley Beth Shalom buzzes every Saturday morning in celebration of Shabbat.

We are a synagogue that prays, learns, and celebrates together.

Explore our various venues and services below for prayer opportunities on Shabbat Morning.  

Main Sanctuary

Each Saturday morning, the main sanctuary teems with joy-filled celebration, prayer and study. The service begins at 10am, concludes around 12pm, and takes place in Sher Lopaty. We begin with Shacharit, a musical segment with some of our most beloved and familiar morning prayers led by our Cantors. By around 10:30am, we reach the Torah service, during which the Torah is taken out and portions of it are chanted (by B’nai Mitzvah if there is one that day), community members come up for aliyot, our Rabbis inspire with modern-day lessons from the Torah, and we recite prayers for our community, country, and Israel. Musaf, the concluding portion of the service which includes music, Kaddish, and the wine and challah blessings, begins around 11:30am. Following the service is a Kiddush Luncheon down the hall, open to the whole community, which is an opportunity to nosh and schmooze.

You can watch past recordings of our Shabbat morning services HERE

Talking Torah

Join Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz on the first and third Shabbat of the month for "Talking Torah," a 50-minute Shabbat Morning Torah Study program. Talking Torah meets in the Schulweis Library. All are welcome to attend. Learn more here >

Library Minyan

On the 2nd and 4th Shabbat morning of each month, this lay-led minyan is filled with study. Experience the Library Minyan's many contemporary melodies at 9:30am in the Bernstein Balcony Seminar Room (on the second floor). Learn more here >

Tot Shabbat

A Shabbat celebration for our littlest community members!  Join our clergy, VBSoul Band, ECC teachers and administrators as we pray, play and make music together. Tot Shabbat services are held monthly. This spirited service for our youngest congregants welcome tots to sing, clap and dance with their parents and extended family members while learning the Shabbat morning service. Tot Shabbat begins at 9:15am and is followed by a light luncheon. RSVP is required. Learn more here >

N'Shama Minyan

Celebrate Shabbat through music, meditation and song. This creative service is officiated by Rabbi Nina Bieber-Feinstein and Cantorial Soloist Cindy Paley Aboody. N'Shama Minyan offers a warm spiritual experience infused with music and joy, led by  women and open to all. Learn more here >

Haverim Minyan

A lay-led, traditional-but-casual minyan for all ages. Participation is encouraged and learners are welcome. This service is held with contemporary melodies. Come as you are and leave with new friends! Learn more here >

Meditation Services

This group meets on the third Shabbat of each month at 10:45am in Schulweis Chapel. For one hour, you can quiet the mind while opening up the soul and experience Shabbat in a new light. Learn more here >

Sat, April 20 2024 12 Nisan 5784