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Learning & Tefillah

ALL Zoom meetings are now using a password for security. Please see our weekly e-mail, or contact the office for the link and password. 

Hybrid Prayer Gatherings Daily Sunday - Friday

Morning Minyan 8:15 a.m.
We welcome you to join us in gathering in person inside the CBS sanctuary for daily Shaharit prayers, entering through the west gate, or you can join via Zoom 

Minha and Arvit 5:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Come gather together with us virtually via Zoom for daily afternoon & evening prayers, with a short devar Tora in between  

Erev Shabbat (Friday afternoon) 5:30 p.m.
Hybrid participatory Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv service in person in the CBS sanctuary, or on Zoom 

Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                             In-person, or on Zoom

Mishkan Minyan  10:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Takes place outdoors in the CBS courtyard most Shabbatot between November and April

Learning Opportunities In-person and via Zoom

via our multi-access Bet Midrash **We are continually updating classes and schedules on our website. Thank you for your patience as we work on these updates.* * 


Inner Peace for Challenging Times Community-Wide Jewish Meditation Gathering                                                                        Second Mondays of the month                                                                                                                                                                                                     6:00-6:40 p.m.  Pacific Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gather with Jewish communities from around the country to experience inner spaciousness and healing in these difficult times. 40-minute sessions include transformational teachings, Hebrew chanting, and deep silence, led by Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks from Torah of Awakening. In Partnership with: ALEPH Alliance Jewish Renewal (National) Beit Ahavah (Northampton, MA) Congregation Bet Shalom (Tucson, AZ) Congregation Sons of Israel (Nyack, NY) Havurah Shir Hadash (Ashland, OR) Joliet Jewish Congregation (Chicago, IL) Kol HaEmek (Mendocino County, CA) Urban Adamah (Berkeley, CA) Second Mondays of the Month, 40 Minutes PT: 6:00 pm, MT: 7:00 pm, CT: 8:00, ET: 9:00 pm. Please contact the office if you would like the registration link. 

Getting To Know You                                                                                                                                                                                                        Third Mondays of the month
10:00-11:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join Miriam Furst on Zoom for a monthly session of Getting to Know You - a fun way to connect with Bet Shalomers and learn more about one another. This group meets only via Zoom on the regular link.

History of Zionism: From Napoleon's Time til Today & Current Events in Israel
Facilitated by Dr. Yoram Kinberg

2:30-4:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This interactive class meets regularly on the Zoom link.   

Yoga with Shell 
4:30-5:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Meets weekly in the Sanctuary.

Women's Torah Study                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This group meets to discuss the weekly Torah parsha using the book, The Biblical Path to Psychological Maturity: Psychological Insights into the Weekly Torah Readings. Please email Talya Fanger-Vexler for the Zoom link.

Oatmeal with Avi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A nourishing bite into the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Avi. Stay after tefillah for breakfast and learning in the CBS sanctuary, or join in on our regular Zoom link. 

Mussar | Facilitated by Dr. Yoram Kinberg
12:45 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mussar is a Jewish spiritual practice that involves self-examination through the exploration of various character traits (middot) such as humility, gratitude, kindness, anger, patience, and forgiveness.  We each deal with these traits in different ways, and therefore we each have a unique spiritual curriculum.  The goal of Mussar practice is to make us a better mensch, more attuned to ourselves, but just as importantly, to others.   Our “textbook” for the class will be Everyday Holiness --The Jewish Path of Mussar by Alan Morinis.  The practice is simple, yet challenging. This class meets regularly on Zoom.

Babylonian Talmud Study Group
2:00 p.m. 
This study group is facilitated by Rabbi Dr. Howard Schwartz and held on the regular Zoom link

Eyn Ya’akov
3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Ethical and Inspirational Teachings of the Talmud, on Zoom with Rabbi Dr. Howard Schwartz

Wednesdays                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Avi at the JCC Cafe
12:00  Noon
Discussion on Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times by Jonathan Sacks, either in person or on our regular Zoom link. 

Chesed Class with David Wien                                                                                                                                                                                                             3:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This group meets weekly on our regular Zoom link.  As Jews we have an obligation to participate in Tikuun Olam, repairing the World, and the World certainly seems to be in need of repair. This year a new element has been added to the curriculum - AGING GRACEFULLY.  We’re learning how to enhance our lives so that we’re happier and more successful at reaching out to our fellow neighbors here in Tucson. It’s about making the World a better place for all of us.  Anyone who is interested, or even curious, is welcome to join. Check it out. You have nothing to lose, yet a lot to gain.

 Thursdays                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beginner Plus Hebrew with Morah Rita                                                                                                                                                                                      10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This class is geared towards those who are just beginning to get the hang of Modern Hebrew, and will use the newspaper 'Bereshit' from Hebrew Today. Those who want to participate can get their own 6 month subscription. Class will meet weekly in the Beit Midrash. If you have any questions about which Hebrew class is appropriate for you, please contact Morah Rita directly.

Jewish Recovery 
7:00 p.m.
Confidential recovery group meeting remotely. Please contact the office to be put directly in touch with Danni Mack. 

Fridays                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prayerbook Hebrew  with Morah Rita                                                                                                                                                                                         11:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is a class for anyone who can read Hebrew and wants to learn basic grammar and vocabulary for the Shabbat morning service, meeting weekly on the regular Zoom link. We will use the book "Prayerbook Hebrew, the Easy Way " by Joseph Anderson et al., and include lessons about the structure of the service, and discuss the meanings of many of the prayers.

Office Schedule
Avi, Yosef, Lisa, and Joy are available throughout the week to either meet with you in person or speak with you over the phone. Please feel free to visit the office Monday - Friday between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with any questions or concerns. One of us will be happy to assist you as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding as we continue to balance community safety and togetherness.

Prayer Services תפילות

Regular Services


Shaḥrit | Sunday-Friday  *Hybrid

Minḥa and Ma`ariv | Sunday-Thursday  (Virtual Only)

Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv | Friday  *Hybrid 

Shabbat Morning  *Hybrid

Mishkan Minyan  *Outdoors

Think Tank


8:15 a.m.      שחרית

5:00 p.m.  מנהה וערבית 


5:30 p.m.      קבלת שבת ומעריב

9:15 a.m.   שחרית ומוסף  

10:00 a.m. Most Shabbatot between                                     November and April

1:00 p.m.


Minyanim for shivah houses and for yahrzeits are available upon need and request. All minyanim  can be accessed virtually via Zoom. Please Email for Zoom link and password.

Holiday Services



Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

9 a.m. 

10 a.m. for Shavuot

See Schedule for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur



Registration Mandatory

Sat, April 1 2023 10 Nisan 5783