Shabbat Service Descriptions

Service Descriptions

First week of the month:  
   6:00 pm Classic Service in the Main Sanctuary
   6:00 pm Family Service - parents and children under age five in the Martin Meyer Santuary. 

IMPORTANT!  There will be no Family Service  on December 4. Instead, please join us for Cantor Arik Luck's installation at 6:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary with a pre-oneg at 5:30 pm. Families are encouraged to bring their children. At the start of the service children will be encouraged to sing a Shabbat song. There will also be a family area with snacks in Martin Meyer Reception so that parents can take their children in and out of the service when they need to. There will be no Simchat Shabbat dinner on December 4; please plan to join us on Friday, December 11 for the Chanukah dinner and festivities.

Please register for Dec. 11 Chanukah Dinner (deadline is Dec. 10, Noon). 

 Second through fifth (if appropriate) weeks of the month
   6:00 pm  ONE SHABBAT - including babysitting and "busy bags" for children who stay in the service; appropriate for all ages

For families with young children:

First Friday Family Service  
6:00 pm on the first Friday of the month
This service is musical and perfect for families with children under the age of 5. Held in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary

During the school year, the service is followed by the reserve-ahead "Simchat Shabbat” dinner.  .  

Got Shabbat? Service
10:15 - 11:30 am (see schedule below)
This service is perfect for families with children under the age of 5.

Late Shabbat Young Adults Service


8:30 pm on the second Friday of the month
A unique Shabbat experience for young Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s, led by Rabbi Carla Fenves, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Cantor Marsha Attie, Eric Schoen, and Jonathan Ferris. It is followed by a festive oneg with refreshments. For newcomers there is a welcome reception before the service at 8:00 pm.  Learn more at Young Adult Community.

Shabbat Mornings

Torah Study with clergy, 9:15 - 10:15 am, weekly

Got Shabbat? for families with children under age 5, 10:15 - 11:30 am:


November 7
December 12


January 23
February 27
March 26
April 23
May 28
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24

Services at 10:30 am in the Martin Meyer and/or Main Sanctuaries.


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