Livestream services at Beit HaLev are in full swing while preparing for live, in-person services for the High Old Days and once-a-month Shabbat services.
The livestream Sim Shalom Ma’ariv service with Rabbi Galit-Shirah is every Thursday at 4 p.m. Shabbat Shalom LIVE! livestream services are every Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Moses’ dissertation to the Israelites continues with “Re’eh,” Deuteronomy 12:29-14:29; the Second Triennial Cycle reading cautions the people that once the land of Canaan has been settled, they should not worship as the Canaanites did, particularly the practice of child sacrifices; they also must beware of false prophets. Mourning practices such as skin gashing and shaving were prohibited, and a reiteration of the laws of Kashrut are listed.
Beit HaLev is conducting Erev Rosh Hashanah services on Monday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m.; first day of Rosh Hashanah services will be on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m.; Kol Nidrei services will be on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.; and Yom Kippur Shacharit services will be on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. All services will be in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.
Every High Holy Day service will be livestreamed on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. In addition to the in-person services, the Second Evening Erev Rosh Hashanah will be on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m.; and Second Day Rosh Hashanah will be on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m. The closing service, “Ne’ilah,” will be livestreamed only on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.
All services will use the special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which were adapted and abridged for online services from the Reform Machzorim, “Mishkan HaNefesh,” and the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”
Live, in-person Shabbat services will be held on the first Friday of the month beginning on Friday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m.
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 doesn’t believe in labels.
To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.