Worship services and holiday celebrations are a unique part of our Jewish identity. Our services are very participatory. Members are asked, as they are comfortable, to serve as Gabbai, for an aliyah, to open the ark, to dress the Torah or to lead readings. We also support individuals who wish to play additional roles, such as a leyner who chants from the Torah.
Saturday morning Shabbat services are held at 10:00 am all year round. These services tend to be traditional in nature, as we seek to serve the needs of a variety of religious backgrounds. They last about two hours, and feature all the sections of a morning service, Torah reading, Haftarah portion and musaf service. A festive kiddush follows.
We hold weekly Kabbalat Shabbat services on the first and third Friday evenings at 7:30 pm from September through June. A festive and delicious Oneg Shabbat follows every Friday service. A Community Shabbat Dinner is held before services several times through the year. These Shabbat services family-oriented.
- The first Friday of each month features our Family "First Friday" service, during which we use The Voices of Children children's siddur. It is a brief, 30-minute service. Then kids get snacks and join the rabbi for a story, songs or crafts while the adults nosh. Our pre-K through 3rd graders often help lead services. All people who are young or young at heart are invited!
- The third Friday of each month features our Youth Shabbat: This service is especially intended for families with older children. The service is about 45 minutes, and is often enhanced by music. A story takes the place of a sermon. Our 4th -7th graders and teens often help lead services. All people who are young or young at heart are invited!