bnaitorah-header transparent

 

test banner

Facebook Image

payment-512

Mock Israel Trip - April 29th
Sababa Rocks B'nai Torah - May 6th
Rabbi Anat Moskowitz
Tashlich update
Mission Statement
Shabbat services on Friday night
Celebrating the holidays as a community.

Mock Israel Trip - April 29th

On April 29th, we'll be taking our religious school on a pretend trip to Israel. We'll start at customs with our passports in hand, and move onto El Al Airlines, flight #5. We'll enjoy fallafel, and stops at the Western Wall and Massada.

Sababa Rocks B'nai Torah - May 6th

Tickets are: $10 donation / person ($15 at the door) $20 donation / family ($25 at the door) 13 and under: free

Rabbi Anat Moskowitz

Welcome to Congregation B'nai Torah. Please join us for services on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Guests are always welcome.

Tashlich update

Due to construction, we cannot have Tashlich at England Park. We will be carpooling to Wolff Run park at 76th & Sheridan. Parents must drive their own children unless arrangements have been made with the Rabbi. Please meet at the CBT parking lot at 1:25pm and we will all drive over. Thank you.

Mission Statement

Congregation B’nai Torah serves an inclusive Reform Jewish Community dedicated to learning, teaching and living a Jewish way of life. We are located in Westminster, Colorado. Our membership is diverse in age and background, allowing us to be dynamic, innovative and flexible. We welcome interfaith and non-traditional families and value the active participation of our members in our educational, ritual and social life. Everyone matters.

Shabbat services on Friday night

A small congregation with a BIG heart.

Celebrating the holidays as a community.

Lighting the menorahs.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is celebrated on the 10th day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. Ten days after the start of Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate this meaningful holiday. It is the culmination of the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe); ten days in which we have had an opportunity to review both our good deeds and our missteps over the past year. Yom Kippur, especially, is a day to separate ourselves as completely as possible from our day to day lives and focus our energy in a spiritual direction. Instead of satisfying our physical needs with food, drink, pleasure, and adornment, it is a day in which we can devote our heart, soul, and mind to our relationship with the Divine. We come together as a community to confess our sins. "While each individual may not have committed these specific sins, as a community we surely have, and our fates are intertwined on this day." (MLS Staff - myjewishlearning.com)

Customary greetings for Yom Kippur are "G'mar Hatima Tova" (May you be sealed in the Book of Life) or a shorter version "G'mar Tov". Additionally, one might say "Have an easy fast" before the holiday starts.

At B'nai Torah, we typically begin our celebration on Erev Yom Kippur with a Kol Nidre (Aramaic for 'all vows') service. On Yom Kippur day we have a morning service followed by a text study or meditation period around 11:30am. Later in the afternoon we have a family service that always includes an interactive reading of the tale of Jonah and the Whale. It's a community favorite! Yom Kippur evening includes a Yizkor service (a prayer service in memory of those who have passed ), and then at nightfall our Neilah service allows us to make our final pleas and hear the sounding of the Shofar. We end the evening with a light "Break the fast" meal.

Visitors are welcome at no charge.

Upcoming Events

02/25/18 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Religious School
02/25/18 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Board Meeting
03/04/18 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mah-Jong
03/04/18 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Religious School - Purim