All worship services and children’s programs are member-led. The schedule which may be accessed below represents the dates on which the named individuals or families were originally scheduled to lead. Changes may have been made by the individuals or families involved. If you are a BEKI member and would like to lead services or learn to do so, contact Rabbi Woodward.
See the Rotation Schedule
If you would like to lead a service or chant a haftara on a date listed as “available,” please direct your request to Rabbi Eric Woodward email@example.com and Peggy firstname.lastname@example.org or ask the shamash on duty when you arrive at the service.
Here are instructions for service leader rotation participants. A more detailed set of instructions is mailed as a cover letter to rotation participants.
If you cannot serve on the date listed, please arrange for a substitute from among the others on the list who are not already serving that day. (If you try three times to find a substitute without success, just let Eric email@example.com and Peggy firstname.lastname@example.org know, and consider your commitment fulfilled.) When you are filling in for someone originally listed for a part in the main sanctuary, please let the shamash (aliya usher) know when you arrive for the service, at least 20 minutes before your part; otherwise we will assign your part to someone else.
Please be on time for your service. Following the halakhic (legal) guidelines, we do not delay services in the hope that a latecomer may possibly arrive (RaMa, Shulhan Arukh O.H. 124:3).