Visiting and Attending Kehilat B’nai Shalom
Your first visit to a congregation like Kehilat B’nai Shalom can be a little disconcerting. Hebrew liturgy, ancient rituals, prayer shawls and strange lingo combine to create some culture shock. Don’t let that deter you. All disciples of Jesus are welcome at Kehilat B’nai Shaloml, and we do want to fellowship with you.
We have two services. Our Erev Shabbat (Friday evening 7:30pm) is a traditional Hebrew/English liturgy, Davidic Dance as well as a short sermon. Our Shabbat (Saturday 2:30pm) Torah Service includes reading from the Torah scroll and discussion on the Parasha (Weekly Torah reading), Haftarah (Weekly Prophets reading) and Brit Chadasha (New Covenant/Testament) readings. We read and discuss the portions seeking to find deeper meaning and truths in addition to looking for Messiah in all of them. You are welcome to attend either or both.
Plan on staying as our guests for the meal after service.
Kehilat B’nai Shalom does have a suggested dress standard. We ask that men and women wear gender appropriate attire. Throughout history, Sabbath keepers have always endeavored to dress their best in honor of God’s holy day. In addition, we place a high priority on modest dress. Shorts are discouraged. Dresses and skirts should be long enough to cover the knees when seated. Shirts should have sleeves and cover mid-sections. Necklines should not be low-cut. Everything private should be covered.
What not to bring:
Please leave electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, computers and games home. If you must have a cell phone with you, please silence the ringer.