Service Overview

(click on the name of the service for more information)

Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat (lay-led) 8:00PM
Shabbat Mishpaha (monthly, usually 1st Friday) 6:30PM
Saturday Morning Shabbat Service 
  • 9:30AM Shaharit
  • 10:15AM Torah Service
  • 11:30AM Musaf
Sunday Morning Minyan (lay-led) 9:00AM
Wednesday Evening Minyan (lay-led) 7:00PM

Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat Service
This traditional Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) service takes place every Friday night at 8PM and concludes at approximately 8:45PM.  The service is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available.  It is lay-led by very capable and talented congregants. The service is followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat (dessert).

Friday Evening Shabbat Mishpahah (Family) Service
This fun, family-focused Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) service takes place on the first Friday night of every month from September through June.  The service begins at 6:30PM and concludes at approximately 7:05PM and is almost exclusively led by Rabbi Solomon.  It is geared toward young children (ages 0-7), however, the entire community is invited to attend and participate.  The service always includes the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish (prayer in honor of the deceased).

Saturday Morning Shabbat Service 
This participatory service takes place in the main sanctuary, lasts from approximately 9:30-11:45AM, and is regularly led by Rabbi Eric Solomon. The most creative part of the prayer service takes place during shaharit from approximately 9:30-10:15AM when Rabbi Jenny Solomon assists Rabbi Eric Solomon and leads the congregation in meditative Hebrew chanting and meditation. The second part of the service, the Torah service, takes place from approximately 10:15-11:30AM and includes the Torah reading, the Haftarah (prophetic reading), and an active discussion of the weekly Torah portion. The final section (Musaf), lasting from approximately 11:30-11:45AM, includes an opportunity for children to ascend the bimah (front) and lead a portion of the service.  The service concludes with the Mourner’s Kaddish and a closing song. After the service, the entire congregation is invited into the social hall for a Kiddush luncheon.

Sunday Morning Minyan
This traditional shaharit (morning) service begins at 9AM and generally concludes at approximately 9:40AM.  The service is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available. Lay leaders usually lead the minyan except when there is a special occasion such as Rosh Hodesh (new Hebrew month) or a holiday. It is customary for both men and women to wear a tallit (prayer shawl) for this service. Many people also wear tefillin (leather boxes containing holy scripture). There are additional sets of “loaner” tefillin available upon request.

Wednesday Evening Minyan
This traditional evening service takes place at 7PM and concludes at approximately 7:20PM.  The prayer service is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available. Lay leaders usually lead the service except when there is a special occasion such as a festival.