July 15, 2018 /

Jewish Community Center of Paramus / Congregation Beth Tikvah

Contact Us: (201) 262-7691 | office@jccparamus.org

Find Us: E. 304 Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

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Overview

Services at the JCCP/CBT – Shabbat (& Holidays)

Friday Night Service – Kabbalat Shabbat at the JCCP/CBT, like most of our services, can be characterized by an infusion of both modern & traditional melodies in a welcoming environment worthy of Shabbat.  Rabbi shares a relevant Shabbat message and we gather after services to schmooze at a light Oneg Shabbat.

Saturday Morning Service  –  We are quite proud of our unique service model.  As a diverse and contemporary Conservative synagogue, we are blessed to have members who prefer egalitarian services and we are equally blessed to have members who prefer non-egalitarian services.  Everyone finds a comfortable home here because every Shabbat and every Holiday morning we offer both egalitarian and non-egalitarian services.

Shabbat and Holiday morning services begin in our beautiful sanctuary as a combined community.  When we reach the Torah service, (full Torah reading for us!) we split into two services, one egalitarian the other non-egalitarian.  One service remains in the Sanctuary, the other service relocates to our cozy Bodeen Chapel.  Regardless of which service you prefer, you will enjoy equal time in each room as we rotate service locations on a weekly basis.   After Musaph we all get back together in the Sanctuary to hear Rabbi Weiner’s message and to make Kiddush and Motzi. When services are over we retire as a community for a beautiful Kiddush luncheon in our Social Hall.

For those with such interest we encourage lay davening.  For those who prefer not to lead services we encourage you to find a comfortable place to sit and to enjoy the service.

Mincha & Ma’ariv & Havdalah

We gather at the end of each Shabbat and Holiday, usually in our cozy Bodeen Chapel, to mark the end of special time and to transition back to the regular week.  We are known to take a brief timeout between services for what is often very interesting, informal discussion.  Should you decide to join us you will soon understand why the mantra of this service is ‘what happens in The Chapel stays in The Chapel”.

For more information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the JCCP/CBT office at 201-262-7691 or by email at office@jccparamus.org