Visit

Before Visiting

Check our calendar and select a date when Bella Torah is meeting. We typically meet on the second and fourth Saturdays each month but it always helps to double check.

Before you visit Bella Torah we would appreciate sending us a quick email (info@bellatorah.com) just letting us know you are coming and how many people you are bringing. Since we are a home fellowship it helps to know how many people will be coming.

Check the Torah Portion for that week! If you have a chance, look up the Torah Portion for that week and read through it.

What to Expect - Service Details

Location
Our community meets at the home of Joseph and Allyn Squicciarini. The address is 13733 Tynecastle Lane Matthews, NC 28105.

9:30 am - Shacharit Prayers
We use the Complete Artscroll Siddur to prayer shacharit (morning liturgical prayer). We have extra siddurs (prayer books) if you need one. If you have any type of siddur that includes Shabbat shacharit please bring it. Men wear tallitot (prayer shawls), kippot (small beanies), and long pants to pray. Women wear modest clothing and most wear some sort of head covering to pray. We sing some parts of the service in hebrew. We have transliterated song sheets available if you cannot read hebrew. Don't worry, the tunes are easy to pick up! If we have a minyan (10 men) then we have additional prayers and a Torah Service which includes a public reading from the weekly portion.

11:30 am - Torah Portion Discussion
Our community follows the annual Torah Portion cycle. You can see which Torah Portion we will be discussing by visiting torahportions.org (click on the "This Year" tab and match the date with the Shabbat you plan on attending). We typically have a wide-ranging discussion about the portion that lasts about 30 minutes. You are encouraged to come with questions and/or comments!

12:00 pm - Oneg
Each family brings a dish to have lunch and fellowship together. Please bring enough lunch for your family and some to share with others. Food should be vegetarian. No meat please.

After Visiting

Let us know what you thought of the service! Either chat with one of us after the service or send us an email at info@bellatorah.com to give us your feedback. Either way, we hope you stay in touch so that we can continue growing in Messiah together!