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Our Worship Services

The many flavors of minyanim at TBS

The TBS community is as varied as it is welcoming, encompassing a wide variety of ritual practices among its members.  Unlike many other synagogues, TBS often offers multiple minyanim (prayer groups) with different approaches to our shared tradition.

Egalitarian services encourage the full ritual participation of women and men.  A quorum is reached when there are ten adult Jews present, regardless of gender.  There is no gender-separated seating.  Regular Egalitarian services take place on Fridaynight at 6:30, Saturday morning at 9:30, and Monday morning at 7am, as well as on holidays.

Traditional services have male leadership, and a quorum is reached when there are ten adult Jewish males present.  Men and women sit separately, divided by a mechitza (partition).  Regular Traditional services take place on Saturday mornings at7am (2nd and 4th Saturdays) or 9:30am (other Saturdays), and Sunday morning at 8:30am.  There are also Traditional services for most holidays.

Partnership services are a newer style of minyan, and practices vary from minyan to minyan.  In most cases, Partnership services have male and female participation and leadership, and a quorum is reached when there are both ten adult Jewish men and ten adult Jewish women. Men and women sit separately, divided by a mechitza.  Regular Partnership services take place at TBS on Friday nights (time varies).  Minyan Tehillah, another local Partnership minyan, holds Saturday morning services at TBS twice a month.  Please contact the leaders of those minyanim if you have any questions about their specific practices regarding male and female participation, and how they count a minyan.

Worship Schedule

Friday Night

  • Partnership Shabbat evening service, time varies with the season, check the calendar for more information. The third Friday night of the month is cosponsored with Minyan Tehillah.
  • Egalitarian Shabbat evening service at 6:30 pm.

Saturday Morning

  • Our Egalitarian Minyan meets at 9:30 am every week.
  • Our Traditional Minyan meets downstairs in the vestry. On the second and fourth Shabbats of the month it meets as a hashkama minyan at 7am. Otherwise, it meets at 9:30am.
  • Everyone is warmly encouraged to stay for our weekly sit-down kiddish.
  • Shabbat Children’s Service – 1st and 3rd Shabbat of the month; 10:45 for preschoolers and 11:15 for K-2nd grade
  • Upon request or sufficient interest we will hold mincha after kiddush.

Weekday Morning

  • Sundays at 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Service (followed by a light breakfast)
  • Monday at 7 a.m.* – Egalitarian Service

* 8:30 a.m. on Sundays and civil legal holidays
Help make the minyan.

The TBS Guide to Worship explains more about what our services are like.

Minyan Coordinators

The following members are helping make sure that our weekly services happen. If you can help make a minyan, want to volunteer to help with services, or just want to know a good person to contact, drop them a line.

Sunday Morning Trad
Peter Squires
ritual { at } tremontstreetshul.org
Monday Morning Egal
Paul Weiss and Ed Kahn
mondays { at } tremontstreetshul.org
Friday Night Egal
Jonathon Weiss and Eric Walk
friday-egal { at } tremontstreetshul.org
Friday Night Partnership
Jessi Abrahams, Hallie Chandler, and Nadav Havivi
partnership { at } tremontstreetshul.org
Saturday Morning Trad
Trad Minyan Steering Committee
trad { at } tremontstreetshul.org
Saturday Morning Egal
Egal Minyan Steering Committee
egal-steering { at } tremontstreetshul.org

 

Leyning Coordinator

We are always looking for new Leyners.
E-mail Tamara Friedler leyning {at} tremontstreetshul.org to volunteer, or sign up online.