“The meaning of the Sabbath is to celebrate time rather than space. Six days a week we live under the tyranny of things of space; on the Sabbath we try to become attuned to holiness in time. It is a day on which we are called upon to share in what is eternal in time, to turn from the results of creation to the mystery of creation, from the world of creation to the creation of the world.”
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heshel
All are welcome to attend our worship services!
Dates of our services sometimes change due to Jewish holidays and other calendar fluctuations. Please check the website calendar to be sure of the date. You can also sign up for our weekly e-news here.
Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) — select Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (see calendar)
Come and join us as we welcome Shabbat with prayer and song! We begin by lighting the Shabbat candles together transition from the secular week into the spiritual and holy nature of Shabbat. Music, singing, and fellowship are a central part of our service, which in non-COVID times, is followed by a delicious Oneg Shabbat (treats).
Shabbat Morning worship – select Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. (see calendar)
Our Shabbat morning service includes many of the traditional elements: Birchot haShachar (morning blessings), P’sukei d’Zimra (songs of praise), and Shacharit (morning service) along with modern tunes and commentary. The central feature on Shabbat morning is our Torah service. Rabbi leads the service as various congregants chant from the Torah and join in song. If you are interested in chanting Torah, please let us know!
Following our Shabbat morning service, we share a potluck luncheon (dairy/scaled fish only please), allowing us to further the celebration of our day of rest and get to know each other. This has been temporarily suspended due to COVID protocols but will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.