Sister congregations Congregation B’nai Tzedek and
provide welcoming communities for those who follow the
Conservative tradition and
respectively. Both lay-led
communities offer a wide variety of opportunities for worship, learning,
leadership, and participation.
presence of both Conservative and Reform services in the same building, for
example on the High Holy Days, makes it convenient for participants to sample
both traditions, or for families with members from different backgrounds to each
attend the services of their choice, yet be physically near and share portions
of the both services if they so choose. There is no charge for attending any
High Holiday service (or any service throughout the year). Please view our
calendar (to the right) for scheduled services and events.
As small congregations, we pay attention to the individual
and each person’s needs, ranging from providing learning and growth
opportunities, to rides to events and ensuring shivah minyans.
are provided opportunities to actively participate in services if they desire
and are welcomed at the social time following services. The Jewish community at
large is always welcome to our services and other events.
All religious services emphasize egalitarian participation and are organized and
led by congregation members, from prayer, to Torah reading, to sermonizing. Everyone is invited to participate
at her or his own level of comfort. Both congregations have a commitment to
lifelong Jewish learning through program offerings
from ritual traditions such as sukkah-building and seders, interactive programs
on topics as diverse as Jewish film and women in history, and traditional text
and prayer study on weekends throughout the year. Our specialty is interactive
programming – learning through engagement. Our motto is that we grow learners
We are reaching out to the
during the summer months:
On Sunday, July 13, at 1pm, five members of our community
helped the residents
of Epic House in the West End. The nine residents and staff
members appreciated our time and efforts. Consider
visiting their web site to learn more about how this historic mansion has become
a home for these individuals:
We are collecting items for the Barbash Vital
Support Center, which is located on the campus of Hebrew Union College,
in Clifton. This collection anticipates our visit to the
Support Center to learn of their services and the nature of food insecurity in
Our visit is planned for Sunday, July 27 at 1pm.
Kindly contact Bob
Mermelstein with questions and to indicate if you want to join us and/or need a
ride to and from these two events.
We are honoring our history and beloved member
Louis Nidich, z"l
Sunday, July 20, from 3 - 6pm
A program of words and music!
Dessert reception to follow.
Kindly RSVP to email@example.com
by July 15.
Wisdom on Wednesdays
from 3 -- 4:30 pm.
An engaging conversation about text in the afternoon!
Sign up via email:
Beginnings at Babylon
a multidimensional series exploring Jewish calamity and continuity
A photoboard exhibit -- New Voices: Cooking with
on display from August 1 - 11
Collaboration by Mt. Notre Dame HS students, Jewish Family Service, Temple
Sholom, Prairie, Inc., Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
Holocaust survivors shared recipes!
Erev Tisha b'Av -- August 4 at 7:30pm
Tisha b'Av: From Babylon to Rome to Jerusalem
A lecture/presentation prior to a candle-lit reading
of Eicha -- The Book of Lamentations
Breaking and Building in the Bible -
interactive text study
Shabbat - August 9 - approx., noon
Almost peaceful - a 1994 movie -
in French, with subtitles,
based on the international award winning novel
Quoi de neuf sur la guerre
Sunday evening, August 10, 7pm
How people reconstruct their lives in 1946 Paris.
Kindly contact the office to indicate when you want
to visit the exhibit and if you plan to attend the lecture, discussion or movie
Kindly contact the office - (513) 984-3393