Fridays at 7pm
Gather online (or by telephone) with Rabbi Cantor to celebrate Shabbat by singing some niggunim (melodies), sharing words of Torah and making Kiddush together. At the end, we'll recite a Prayer for Healing and Mourners' Kaddish. BYOC (candles, challah, cup for Kiddush).
Shabbat Deep Dive
Saturdays at 11am
Join Rabbi Cantor's interactive weekly Shabbat Torah and text study. After a short Torah reading, we'll delve into a section of the portion together, and conclude by reciting Kaddish and Kiddush (bring your own wine!).
Wednesdays at 7pm
Join us for a brief service to daven and say Kaddish.
Holidays and Special Events
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Sunday May 6, 12pm -
Monday May 7, 12pm
Join the Conservative movement's coast-to-coast livestream as we spend 24 hours studying together. BTS/the Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning is an event sponsor. Rabbi Cantor will be teaching at 1pm on Sunday and hosting from 6-7:30 that evening.
"Standing at the Foot of Sinai: Who Is with You and What Do You Hear?"
With Rabbi Debra S. Cantor, Sunday at 1pm
The Sages teach that, spiritually speaking, we were all present for the giving of Torah, and that Torah is revealed to us anew each day. They also teach that Torah is multi-vocal, speaking to each one of us individually. We’ll begin our session by delving into a few short rabbinic texts, and — using creative writing and expressive abstract art — reflect on what they say to us after a year of pandemic.
Please bring a pencil or pen and any kind of paper, plus any kind of art supplies you have: colored pencils, crayons, watercolors, whatever. (Just pencil and paper is fine, too.) Absolutely no experience needed and no registration is required.
BTS Shavuot Services
Monday May 17, 7pm
Join Rabbi Cantor on Zoom for a service which will include Ma’ariv, a d’var Torah and the recitation of Yizkor.
Outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday May 21, 7pm
We'll gather safely and in-person to welcome Shabbat outdoors at BTS. Please bring your own chairs and masks.
No registration is necessary. In case of rain, in-person services will be not take place and we will gather online. If the weather is questionable, watch for an email by 5pm on the day of the event.
Please note that, in order to preserve the sanctity and security of our worship and study, advance registration is required for all online BTS/Neshama events. Registration is required only once for any recurring event. you will receive confirmation by email and a reminder email with an event link 15 minutes prior to your meeting.
Thank you for your interest and participation. We look forward to gathering with you.
BTS/Neshama events are open to all and are offered free of charge unless otherwise noted.