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Liturgy, Special Blessings and Services for Special Occasions

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Community Service of Solidarity and Support for Israel
at Beth Israel,

October 17, 2023

Coping with the Coronovirus Crisis:

​Siddur Am Yisrael:
A Special Erev Shabbat Service
for home use when following our LiveStream broadcast

For a Shivah Minyan:
Ma'ariv (Weekday Evening)
Service for a House of Mourning

Purim Services

A Beatles Purim 2023: Retelling the Book of Esther through the music of the Beatles!

A Beatles Purim 2020: the last in person service in the St Thomas synagogue before we shut down for the pandemic.

A Dylan Purim 2019:  Retelling the story of Mordecai and Esther, Achasuerus and Haman, through artfully altered lyrics of Bob Dylan songs!

Martin Luther King Shabbat
Annual Service in honor of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including the presentation of scholarship awards to essay winners from area high schools.

Martin Luther King Shabbat 2023,
including the First Annual Beth Israel Spirit of MLK Awards

Martin Luther King Shabbat 2020
Keynote Address by Reverend Charles Brown, Jr. Family of Faith AME Church

Martin Luther King Shabbat 2019

Keynote Address by  Lt. Governor Tregenza A. Roach

Martin Luther King Shabbat 2018

Keynote Address by Congresswoman
Stacey Plaskett


Chanukah Services and Resources

Family Service for the Shabbat in Chanukah:

Night of a Thousand Menorahs 2022

Night of a Thousand Menorahs 2019

Night of a Thousand Menorahs 2018

Chanukah Songbook

modified from version found on another website


Solidarity Shabbat Service 2018:
Service held on November 2, 2018 in the aftermath of the attack on Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA

Interfaith Thanksgiving Services

Our annual and long-standing joint service
between the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas

and the St. Thomas Reformed Church

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2019

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2017

Kever Avot Graveside Memorial Service

Tisha B'Av/Ninth of Av Service

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