Our Friday night Shabbat (sabbath) services usually last one hour or a bit longer, and depending on the starting time of the service, are either followed or preceded by time for food and fellowship. These services often are somewhat more creative and more likely to explore our tradition in new ways. The starting time for the Friday night service varies considerably during the month so it’s a good idea to call the Temple (x316), check the Temple Bulletin, or look at our on-line calendar to confirm when it begins.
Our Saturday morning Shabbat services, though still warm and participatory, are a bit more traditional. These services often include a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration and last approximately one and a half to two hours. During the regular program year (September-June), this service begins at 10:00 a.m. (except for special holy days). Saturday morning services include readings from the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah (prophetic) portion and a D’var Torah (Torah interpretation), offered by either a Bar/Bat Mitzvah student or our clergy. Feeling rusty on being called to the torah? Learn how to perform an aliyah.
A more traditional, weekly minyan service takes place Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. These congregant-led services generally last between twenty-five and thirty-five minutes and use the Mishkan Teffilah prayer book.