Our congregation joins the Rabbi in spirited worship as we welcome Shabbat as a community.
- Friday Evening 7:30 pm followed by an Oneg Shabbat reception.
- On Saturday Morning's for B'nai Mitzvahs at 10:00 am followed by a Congregational Kiddush.
One Shabbat Minyan
A Shabbat experience that includes joyful worship, spirited singing and inspirational learning. Congregants are invited to bring musical instruments. A light brunch follows services.
Generally held on the first Saturday morning each month at 9:00 am (September - May).
(Please call the temple office to confirm any dates.)
Young children ages 3 through 7 years and their families join the Rabbi in the sanctuary for a joyful Shabbat celebration featuring puppets, songs, stories, and a Torah parade.
Generally held on the first Friday evening of each month at 6:00pm (September - May)
Family Shabbat **NEW in 2013**
Light reception with appetizers will be followed by child-centric Shabbat activities, songs and dance led by parents and teens of the congregation. Traditional Shabbat service will be from 7-8pm and will be more family-oriented. The children will be brought into the Sanctuary toward the end of the traditional servie for closing songs, Kiddush and HaMotzie followed by an Oneg Shabbat with foods from around the world. (Contact the office for dates)
Specal Shabbat Services
Throughout the year, there are many special Shabbat services that highlight affiliate and auxiliary groups within our congregation and our community. These services include Teacher Appreciation Shabbat, Board Recognition Shabbat, New Member Shabbat, and a Camp Shabbat that honors our children attending Greene Family Camp.
Services are held in observance of all major holidays and festivals. Students entering the Kadimah program in our Religious School (3rd grade) are consecrated each autumn on Simchat Torah. Students completing the 10th grade are confirmed each spring on Shavuot.
In addition to worship services in the sanctuary, holidays a CBSW are marked by festive programs and congregational celebrations. Annual celebrations include a Sukkot picnic, Chanukah party, Purim Carnival, and a Passover Seder. Each winter the congregation's Festival Tu b'Shevat is a highlight of our holiday programming.
Please note: Times, dates of services, and programs change to accommodate special events. Updates to our schedule of services and programs are available in the temple newsletter, "The Sh'ma", and through the temple office at 281-362-1100.