First Fridays

Feel right at home at Temple Beth Shalom on First Fridays! Come participate in a comfortable, casual, and community-connecting evening on the first Friday of each month. 

This Shabbat celebration is for everyone! Dinner is very casual, served buffet style, and we welcome even the youngest kids who are always on the move.

September: Taking a break! There will be no First Friday dinner or program in September, due to the upcoming High Holy Days. Check back for October!

Typical First Friday schedule:


5:30-6:00 p.m. - Tot Shabbat

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Communal dinner, social hall (RSVP required). Oneg is set out at 6:30 p.m.

7:00-7:45 p.m. - First Friday Erev Shabbat Service


RSVP Information

Dinner RSVP deadline is the Wednesday before the service.

  • Temple Beth Shalom members: RSVP by logging into your member portal. (See link in right sidebar.)Member RSVP is for our food-planning purposes only; your dinner is free of charge with your membership. Make sure you have renewed your shared membership commitment (SMC) for 2018-2019 through your member portal.
  • Non-Members: RSVP and pay ($7 per person, with a maximum of $25 per family)

Adults and teens, we encourage your participation in First Fridays services by making music! Voice or instrument, some First Fridays or many—pick what works for you. Join the First Fridays Music Makers!