We offer a variety of styles of Shabbat worship and encourage all to join us in celebrating this holiday together.
First Fridays at 7:00 pm —
Mostly Musical Shabbat, a Shabbat evening service filled with music, led by Cantorial Soloist Sara Stock Mayo and the Temple Sinai Band. Come prepared to sing along, and maybe even dance a bit.
Second and fourth Fridays at 8:00 pm —
a more formal Shabbat evening service with torah reading and a d’var torah.
Third Fridays: come to any or all of the following :
Tot Shabbat at 5:30 pm: With a special prayer book, soft stuffed torahs for cuddling, Sheli the puppet, and more, our youngest congregants (up to first grade) with their families will take an active role in welcoming Shabbat.
Shabbat dinner at 6:00 pm: Enjoy an affordable, high-quality catered dinner, with table games for families to enjoy. (Reservations required by Tuesday of that week. Reservation form)
Shabbat evening service at 7:00 pm: A service designed to engage people of all ages, with opportunities for congregants to lead parts of the service. Includes a lesson drawn from the 10 commandments and a birthday blessing.
Shabbat BaBayit at 8:00 pm in a congregant’s home: For those who want a more intimate, post bar/bat mitzvah (teens and adults) Shabbat experience. With guitar in hand, story at the ready, and prayer in heart, Rabbi Gibson will help us all experience Shabbat in ways you might not have thought possible. (Varied locations, limited attendance, reservations required by Wednesday of that week. Contact Alicia Harris for more information.)
Torah study at 8:30 am —
We study the Torah sequentially (not following the weekly parasha) and are currently in the book of B’reishit (Genesis). Rabbi Gibson usually leads the discussion, which includes the original meaning of the text, traditional commentaries, and its meaning for us today. Even if you haven’t done this before, it’s easy to get started. Please join us.
Informal service at 9:15 am —
Rabbi Gibson leads this participatory musical service on guitar, with a story or lesson, lay torah readers, and lots of ruach (spirit). Dress is casual. It’s an open, welcoming group, and we hope you will join us for this very engaging service.
Morning service in the sanctuary at 10:30 am (selected weeks) —
a more formal service that includes the celebration of a bar or bat mitzvah. See the calendar for scheduling.
Shabbat Resources and 10 Minutes of Torah from the URJ