Today is May 26, 2017 -
Our Clergy and Ritual leadership are continually seeking to enhance the spiritual life of our members through our Shabbat worship.
Friday evening Erev Shabbat Worship takes place each Friday at 7:30 pm with the exception of an occasional Kabbalat Shabbat and our annual Outdoor Service at Horseshoe Lake Park, which take place at 6:15 pm.
Our Family Shabbat is held on the first Friday evening of every month. It is generally led by one of our Religious School classes and enhanced with the voices of Kol Shalom, our junior choir. Rabbi Levy offers a story for all ages tied to the Shabbat service’s theme and our song leader, Chris Mason, offers music that is contemporary, engaging and participatory.
Other Friday evenings feature Shabbat evening worship that offer meaning, inspiration and variety. Our traditional Erev Shabbat Services are led by the Rabbi Levy and members of our Cantorial team. We worship from Mishkan Tefilah, the siddur (prayer book) of the Reform movement.
Throughout the year we also offer a variety of special event Shabbatot.
Musical Shabbatot have included Acapella Shabbat with Six13, Shabbat Sepharad with Gerard Edery, Rock Shabbat with Rick Recht, Pop Shabbat and a Shabbat dedicated to the music of Noah Aronson.
Guest Speakers and Scholars in Residence such as Rabbi Jeff Salkin, Leibel Fein z”l, Ethan Felson, Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Doug Kohn have brought the inspiring words to our Sanctuary.
Affiliate Shabbatot such as Brotherhood Shabbat, TSHY Shabbat and Renaissance Shabbat and creative services on social justice and educational themes also add to our Shabbat worship.
B’Ma-agalah (In the Circle), a highly participatory musical Erev Shabbat Service that takes place 4-5 times a year, offers an enhanced spiritual and meditative Shabbat experience. And throughout the year, we enjoy an occasional Early Kabbalat Shabbat service that begins at 6:15 pm.
Saturday Morning Shabbat Services take place each week at 10 am and often include a B’nai Mitzvah celebration.