What We Do
Join us every Friday night at sundown (times in the calendar below) as we welcome in Shabbat, and new people, as a community. We also pray Shabbat/Saturday at 9:15am, with coffee and kiddush. We pray with a lot of spirit, singing, intentions, sharing, and dancing, and with a mechitza.
Torah / Jewish Learning
Come engage with Jewish texts and wisdom that will speak to you and your life. Options range from Beisics of Judaism, G!d Salon, hands-on practices, and Chassidut — and we’re happy to find something for you
Meaningful High Holyday prayers and meals, Hanukkah celebrations in the streets, rocking Passover Seders — you definitely want to spend Jewish holidays with us, especially if you’re new, or looking for something new. Next up: Yom Kippur! https://goo.gl/forms/uN7Vgtf0KD7S2mhz2
Join us for our monthly Shabbatons – a community-building weekend of great people and soulful singing, engaging learning, delicious eating, musical havdala / jam sessions, FrED talks, and more!
Bowl for Your Soul
Fighting the flu? Catching a cold? Just went through a tough breakup? For whatever life throws at you, nothing helps you fight back like a bowl of chicken soup. Whenever you need it, sign up for some homemade chicken soup delivered to your door with love from your friends at The Beis.
New to the Beis? New to the Heights? New to Shabbat? Come join us for a Shabbat meal! Most weeks we have lovely Shabbat hosts from our community who’d be happy to open a seat at their table for you – just let us know (by Thursday, preferably)!
Want to find out more about the Beis Community? Want to get more involved in the Beis? Want to talk about your Jewish journey? Hart and others from our core team regularly meet 1-on-1 for coffee (or tea) at the local Starbucks or Buunni cafe, and would be happy to meet with you – just email/fb one below!
What We're About
The Beis is an intentional, inclusive, innovative Orthodox Jewish community that provides a home for people looking to explore their Judaism, to connect with others, and to be inspired.
The Beis Community was started in 2013 when a bunch of Jews living in a big city felt like their neighborhood should feel more like home. Maybe something with a little intimacy, intention, and spirit, more diversity, welcomeness, and inclusion, and values that reflected their own and would speak to a broader audience. And when people started coming, they realized they were onto something, that lots of people were also looking for that.
The Values of the Beis are
Creating a Home: Cultivating a welcoming community that actively invites Jews of all or no backgrounds to engage with Jewish life and Judaism
Spirituality: Infusing our lives with intention and Godliness through prayer, Torah study, and creativity that is innovative and renewed
Empowering Participation: Creating avenues for active participation to cultivate individuals' potentials and help us to realize the potential of our kehillah (community)
Human connection: People-centered focus with an emphasis on welcomeness, inclusivity, and connecting people
Who We Are
Here's some of our core team - feel free to reach out to them to talk or for coffee: