Shabbat Services

Shabbat Evening Services

Our services are filled with music and joy and are geared toward the entire family. We welcome visitors, and have no fear if you are unfamiliar with the Hebrew. We encourage you to sing along in the English or even by humming “li li li” if you feel so moved. Each service provides opportunity for personal reflection as well as communal worship. Our music includes camp-style songs as well as traditional Hebrew chant.

→ On the third Friday of the month, we hold a joyous and fun Shabbat Experience Service with a wine and cheese reception at 6:00 pm.

Friday evening services begin at 6:30 pm and are held in the Weicholz Sanctuary. Attire for Shabbat services is typically business casual.

Click here to read, “Understanding the Shabbat Service”

Shabbat Mornings

Shabbat morning begins with Torah study for our members, led by the rabbi. Discussion takes place via Zoom from 9:00 – 10:30. We read the Torah portion of the week and discuss what it meant in its own time, how our sages have interpreted it in the past, and what it means to us today. No prior Torah or Hebrew knowledge is required. Services begin at 10:00 am when led by a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. See the Temple calendar for the dates of these special Shabbat morning services.

Click here to read about the symbolism of the objects and layout in our Weicholz Sanctuary, as explained by our Rabbi Emeritus Mark Wm. Gross