Beit HaLev is back. Online services will begin again this week, starting with the Sim Shalom Ma’ariv service on Thursday, July 22, at 4 p.m. The Shabbat Shalom LIVE! services will resume on Friday, July 23, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m.
The Torah reading is from “Va’etchanan,” in Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25. This week is called “Shabbat Nachamu,” the Sabbath of Comfort, and follows last week’s observance of Tisha B’Av, a major fast day and one of the most somber days of the Jewish calendar.
Membership forms have been sent to those on Beit HaLev’s email list. The future, as always, is changing. For the first time in four years, Beit Halev will have live, in-person High Holy Day services beginning on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4; the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah will be held on Sept. 7-8 at 10:30 a.m. Yom Kippur services begin with Kol Nidrei on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.; the Shacharit (Morning) service will be on Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m., and the closing service, Ne’ilah, will be at 5 p.m.
Live, in-person Shabbat services will be held once a month (to start) on the first Friday of the month, beginning on Friday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.
All services will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook.
Beit HaLev is a Jewish Universalist community. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit Halev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine, and it doesn’t believe in labels.
To learn more about Beit HaLev and to request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email [email protected]