Our spiritual life centers on Shabbat. We offer a variety of service types to accommodate the diverse needs of our congregation.
6:00pm Kol Shabbat
8:00pm Meditative Service
7:30pm Special Shabbat Service and Jr. Congregation Service (concurrent)
7:30pm Simcha Shabbat Service
6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
9:30am Torah Study
11:00am Shabbat Morning Service, often including a Bar or Bat Mitzvah
First and Third Saturdays
10:30am Tot Shabbat
Descriptions of our Friday Evening Shabbat Services
“Kol” means both “voice” and “all”. We use this term to describe a camp-style service with a song-leader playing guitar. While the prayers will speak to and involve elementary-school-age children, our entire community is invited to come and share in the joy! On some Kol Shabbat services, our children in our Youth Engagement Program will help lead the service. This service is followed by a family-friendly catered Shabbat dinner and song session.
This service has an emphasis on introspection and reflection.
Special Shabbat Service
This service includes guest speakers and programs, followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
A camp-style Shabbat service for students 3rd grade+ and their friends, with our song-leader and one of our rabbis. Parents are welcome to either attend the concurrent service in the sanctuary or sit in and pray with your kids! Often there will be a fun youth program before or after services.
We celebrate the joys in our lives, followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
The Mystics of Sfat in the 15th century introduced to Judaism the power of music to welcome in the Sabbath. We use the term “Kabbalat Shabbat” to describe a service in song with a small band of instruments. It is usually followed by a community dinner.