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.

Dinner is always free of charge for members, but RSVP is required for all—members and non-members. Dinner charge for non-members is $7 per person, with a maximum of $25 per family.

RSVP for Members

RSVP for Non-Members


March 1, 2019: Our dinner is hosted by Temple Beth Shalom's Education Committee, a group of parents and congregants dedicated to supporting and guiding our synagogue's education team. 

Hey kids—and adults of all ages who are game!—this First Friday is Pajama Shabbat! Put on your cozy PJs and come to the temple for dinner and a warm and family-friendly service to welcome Shabbat this week.


  • 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Tot Shabbat
  • 6:00-6:45 p.m. - Pasta and salad dinner is served (gluten-free available with RSVP by Feb. 27.)
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m. -  Oneg
  • 7:00-7:45 p.m. - First Friday Erev Shabbat Service


Make Music at Every First Friday

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!


Connect with Our Congregation by Hosting a First Friday

We are seeking hosts for upcoming First Fridays. This is a great opportunity for your Jewish-related group to connect with a large number of our members! Contact Jennifer Braham ( to discuss hosting opportunities.