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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

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.* * 


YOM RISHON | Sing, Pray, Meditate | Journey through the Tree of Life and Shakharit
Sunday Mornings* 
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. on Zoom**

An alternative meditation morning service with Rabbi Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, offered through our community partnership with Torah of Awakening.
**Please contact the office if you would like the Torah of Awakening  Zoom link.  


On One Foot: Weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Avi  
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

A short & sweet study of the Torah portion of the week just before morning minyan. This hybrid mini-class will meet in-person in the sanctuary, and on Zoom. 

Getting To Know You
Third Mondays of the month
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  on Zoom 

Let’s connect with each other through a variety of unique questions that give us a chance to share our experiences and thoughts. Conversations are facilitated in a totally safe and non-intrusive way. At the end of the hour you’ll have a deeper appreciation of other Bet Shalom members, and also have had a chance to let them know more about you. Participate as much or as little as you choose. This group meets only via Zoom on the regular link.                                                                              

Alef Bet Beginner Hebrew with Morah Rita
**Currently On Hiatus**

This 60 min. class is for people who cannot read Hebrew, or whose Hebrew decoding is very rusty. We will use the book 'Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew' by Simon and Anderson. Once we complete this book we can go on to use the decoding skills to become more familiar with the prayerbook. Class will meet weekly in the Beit Midrash, and on Zoom.  If you have any questions about which Hebrew class is appropriate for you, please contact Morah Rita directly.

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.

Inner Peace for Challenging Times Community-Wide Jewish Meditation Gathering                                                                        Second Mondays of the month                                                                                                                                                                                                     6:00 - 6:40 p.m.  Arizona 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. 

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.

Moadon Ivrit with Morah Rita
1:00 p.m. in-person in the Bet Midrash

A weekly intermediate-level conversational Hebrew gathering with an emphasis on speaking and reading in Hebrew. Contact Morah Rita directly if you would like more information, or have any questions.

Babylonian Talmud Study Group
**Currently On Hiatus**
This study group is facilitated by Rabbi Dr. Howard Schwartz and held on the regular Zoom link.

Eyn Ya’akov
**Currently On Hiatus**                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Ethical and Inspirational Teachings of the Talmud, on Zoom with Rabbi Dr. Howard Schwartz.

Mishna Moments Mini-class Series 
**Currently On Hiatus**
Gather online with Rabbi Yosef for 15 minutes prior to evening minyan to discuss the Mishnayoth that were collected by Judah ha-Nasi in the late second century, learning about these with the commentary of Maimonides. (p.s. Rabbi Yosef has a way of making the study of Mishnah fascinating!)

Deep Learning 
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Meet weekly with Rabbi Yosef in-person in the Bet Midrash to delve deeply into the Torah in a very traditional way. Open to everyone. There’s always something new to uncover and apply to your life. You can always find wisdom and it can really change your perspective on things. 


Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Avi at the Tucson J Cafe or on Zoom
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Join Rabbi Avi for lunch and lively discussion in a new "Think Tank"-esque format every Wednesday at Noon at The J Cafe, inside the JCC.  All are welcome! 

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.  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.


Modern Hebrew Intermediate Level with Morah Rita
**Currently On Hiatus**

This 60 min. class is for people who can already decode Hebrew. We will continue to discuss some of the articles from the Bereshit Newspaper, and will add dialogue from other sources as well. Class will meet weekly in the Bet Midrash, and on Zoom. If you have any questions about which Hebrew class is appropriate for you, please contact Morah Rita directly.

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.


Prayerbook Hebrew with Morah Rita on Zoom
**Currently On Hiatus**

This 60 min. class is for people who can already decode Hebrew. We will study individual prayers and learn about their meaning, learn important prayer vocabulary, how to sing or chant their melodies, and learn about the order of the Shabbat morning service. Some grammar will be taught, but it will not be the focus. If you have any questions about which Hebrew class is appropriate for you, please contact Morah Rita directly.                                                                                                                         

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

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  

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 Required

Sat, April 20 2024 12 Nisan 5784