“What a Way to Start the Day!”
Our daily minyan needs YOU … What’s in it for your?
- Meet at least nine other Jews you may or may not know
- Get a jump-start on your 100 daily blessings
- Get a preview of the Torah parasha before Shabbat
- Enjoy the schmoozing after Shacharit or Maariv
- Experience prayer in the intimate, hamish atmosphere of our Beit Medrash
- Prime seating!
- No need to wear “Hello My Name Is” tag
- Be a supportive presence for congregants in mourning
- Start your day with a mitzvah, have a nosh, and still get to work on time
There is no better way to develop a sense of purpose and belonging within your Jewish community. Please choose a day and help us sustain the daily minyan at BDJ. The rewards far outweigh any inconvenience!
FRIDAY NIGHT Services
throughout the spring and summer will be at 6:30 PM
Schedule of Daily Services
for the week of May 19th
Sunday 8:00 AM
Monday & Thursday 6:45 AM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00 AM
Sunday - Thursday 15 minutes before sundown
(this week @ 7:40 PM)
Next Friday evening 6:30 PM
throughout Spring and Summer
SHABBAT, May 25th
Shacharit & Rechov Yeladim 9:00 AM
Mincha 7:20 PM
Havdalah 8:37 PM
Here are corrected times for May or you may click on the page below and print.
15 minutes before sundown (except on Friday nights during the summer, when Mincha is at 6:30 p.m. until the clocks change.)
TRAVELLING? And need to find a minyan either early in the morning or late in the evening?
B’nai David-Judea’s Kavvanot Series
Shacharit Shemoneh Esrai (Artscroll p. 420, Koren p. )
Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg
As the liturgical climax of the Shabbat morning service, the Shacharit Amidah, in its poetic splendor, captures the appreciation of the Jewish people for the placement of Shabbat in our religious lives. Whereas the weekday Shemonah Esrai is mostly dominated by the middle section of בקשה, requests from God, such supplication is inappropriate on Shabbat and therefore removed from our tefillot. Rather, the substance of the Amidah depicts Shabbat as the כליל תפארת, the “crown of glory” given to Moshe and the People of Israel.
The signature of this prayer lies in a repetitive, thematic refrain that singles out Shabbat as the אות היא לעולם, “an everlasting covenant” between God and His children. Throughout the Amidah, Shabbat is characterized with words such as מתנת, “a gift,” חלקנו, “our portion,” and והנחילנו, “(He gave us) our heritage.” Perhaps more than any other mitzvah, Shabbat acts as continuous testimony to the singular, covenantal relationship between God and His chosen people - לזרע יעקב אשר בם בחרת, “to the descendents of Jacob whom You chose.” Though the liturgy surely acknowledges Shabbat as a day of rest and a day to commemorate the Creator and creation, Shabbat as our link with God is the highlight of the tefilla.
While individually we connect with Shabbat in a myriad of ways, the day, in its majesty, creates a space in our lives that compels us to transcend the mundane and elevate ourselves to a more sacred plane. Shabbat, then, as the ultimate inheritance of the Jewish people, represents the pinnacle of our existence and models what a relationship with the divine signifies. With Shabbat as the backdrop to our silent prayer, these few minutes have the capacity to be the most holy moments of our week.