Friday Night Erev Shabbat Services
We offer our contemporary, welcoming services in our Sanctuary at 7:00pm every Friday of the month. These services are led by Rabbi Steven Folberg, Rabbi Sam Rose, and Cantorial Solist Sarah Avner. During this service, we strive for a balance between Hebrew and English prayers and invite congregational singing and participation throughout.
Children are invited up to the bimah every Friday night to share in the Kiddush and then remain on the bimah for a blessing given by the Rabbis. Each week, Rabbi Folberg or Rabbi Rose delivers a short sermon/d’var Torah designed to teach, connect, and inspire. Cantorial Soloist Sarah Avner provides a mix of familiar and modern music to enhance Shabbat worship.
Family Service and Shabbat Dinner
On the first Friday of each month, we also offer a Family Service, at 6:00pm followed by a congregational Shabbat dinner prepared by our Sisterhood at 6:30. The Family Service is for families with young children. It offers a fun and inviting way to celebrate Shabbat.
Following our 7:00pm services every Friday, we have a festive Oneg where attendees can, have a few smacks, catch up with each other, and meet newcomers to the community.
Our weekly Shabbat morning services begin at 10:30am, immediately following Torah Study which begins at 9:15am. Our Shabbat morning services are participatory and inclusive and we are fortunate to have many congregants who participate in leading worship and reading from the Torah and Haftarah.
On some Saturday mornings, a student celebrating becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah will assist with leading worship and reading from the Torah. However, our worship is always intended to be a community celebration of Shabbat and at least one Aliyah is reserved for members of the community not related to the student.
When there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah on a Saturday morning, our service takes place in the more relaxed surroundings of our chapel and is led by one of our many skilled lay leaders.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our warm and inclusive Shabbat services.