KNOWN IN HEBREW AS SHABBAT and in Yiddish as Shabbos, the Sabbath is central to Jewish life. As the great Jewish writer, Adad Ha-Am has observed: "More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people." The Sabbath truly has been a unifying force for Jews the world over.
Shabbat Service - Fridays, 7:30 PM (summer months and Wine and Dine events, 6:15 PM)
Our Erev Shabbat services are intergenerational and allow congregants to leave their busy weeks behind them, while joining with others in song and prayer. From time to time special guest speakers may present at Shabbat service. Services are followed by an oneg for all. Many congregants choose to sponsor an oneg as a special way to remember a loved one or to honor someone special. If you would like to sponsor an oneg, please contact the Temple office. During summer months and during a Wine and Dine, we celebrate with a Kabbalat service which begins at 6:15 PM.
Tot Shabbat Service - first Friday of each month, 5:30 PM (September - May)
Families with young children (pre-school through age 6) participate in the Tot Shabbat Service that offers singing, prayers, stories and fun. Children are introduced, in an informal manner, to Shabbat, Jewish holidays and the Hebrew language. This service is generally followed by an optional dinner where families with and without children come together to share a meal.
Nice and Easy Shabbat Service - first Friday of each month, 6:30 PM (September - May)
This one hour restorative service is designed for both families with school-aged children as well as those without! It offers an opportunity for our religious school students to participate more fully in the service. A family-friendly oneg follows each service.
Shabbat Morning Services - Saturdays, 10:30 AM (per schedule)
Saturday morning services are held several times each month. Our students celebrate their B’nai Mitzvah at morning services. Some Saturday mornings we will participate in a Torah Study format when there are fewer members present allowing for a greater depth of study not feasible when larger numbers are present in our sanctuary.