Shabbat

God blessed the seventh day and made it holy; for on it God ceased from all God's work, which through Creation God had done. (Genesis 2:3)

We welcome Shabbat with Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday morning services. We make every attempt to offer a variety of services to accommodate the different schedules and preferences of our community:

The first Friday of each month, we welcome Shabbat with the beautiful voices of our adult choir, Tzur Emanu-El, at 8 pm.

The second Friday of the month, we celebrate with Shabbat Alive!, an exciting service for every generation, usually co-led by our service leader Jules Frankel, with a full band, story-telling, and lots of singing. This service begins at 7 pm.

The third Friday of the month, we honor Shabbat at 8 pm acoustically in a quieter, reflective manner. Come nourish your spirit and feel replenished alongside your community. Some months this service is also a healing service, for those requiring any kind of healing or for caretakers of people who do.

The fourth Friday of the month is a Family Service. During the school year, our junior choir and religious school classes help lead the community in lively worship. Come for the story-telling and wonderful music! This is a 7 pm service

Our fifth Friday services are a surprise to the community as to what we may offer, but they are always engaging and spiritually fulfilling! See our calendar for times.

Worship continues on Shabbat morning, where we pray together at 10 am and read from the weekly parasha—Torah portion. This service is usually intimate and informal. Some weeks we celebrate the bnei mitzvah of our 13-year-old students, and once a month we celebrate Shabbat B'Shir— Shabbat in Song. Technically speaking, all of our services are Shabbats in song, but these mornings, we celebrate with guitar, keyboard and drums!

Join us early, at 9 am, for Torah study, or come just for the service at 10 am.

If you have young children (newborn through 2nd grade), please join us for our monthly Tot Shabbat celebrations on Friday nights at 6 pm, where we sing, learn, do arts and crafts, and make kiddush and motzi! See the calendar for details.