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 have Torah study on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am. The weekly Parsha is discussed followed by a shortened service.
- Join us for Torah Yoga, an hour of yoga with Jenn of Exhale Pittsburgh, from 9:00am to 10:00am on the third Saturday of each month. Our regular Saturday morning Shabbat service follows at 10:00am.
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 briefer service of approximately 30 minutes. Our religious school students often help lead services. All people who are young or young at heart are invited!
- The service on the third Friday of each month varies. Depending on the month, we may celebrate a holiday or have a guest DARA speaker. Check our Events Calendar to see what third Friday service will feature this month!