Services begin at 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted on our calendar.
First Friday Family Shabbat
Our Shabbat celebration on the first Friday of the month is typically oriented towards families with school-age children. On these days, we begin the evening with a dinner in our social hall at 6:00 PM, and follow with a 7:00 PM service in the sanctuary focusing on the family and led by Rabbi Donsky.
Traditional Kabbalat Shabbat
On the remaining Friday evenings we hold a more traditional Shabbat worship service. We conclude the evening by gathering downstairs in the social hall for challah, wine and treats provided by our temple families.
Amanda Russell serves as our Music Coordinator. Together with Rabbi Donsky, Amanda helps us greet Shabbat with her wonderful singing and psalms.
Tot Shabbat is a service geared toward the youngest members of our congregation (typically age 7 and under) starting at 6:15 PM on the 2nd Friday of each month from September through June. Prayer, songs, stories, participation and extra surprises help engage the children, aiming to make Judaism a meaningful and enjoyable part of their lives from an early age. The children dance, march, sing and soak up the joyful spirit of Shabbat. This popular service usually lasts 30 minutes. Moishe the Mitzvah Moose has also been known to make regular appearances.
Following the service, families gather in the social hall for Oneg Shabbat and dinner. Pizza, salad and other “kid-friendly” foods are typically served. These popular dinners provide parents and children with a great opportunity to meet, eat, greet and socialize.
Shabbat in the Park
Typically held on an August Friday in a grove at North Park, congregants bring food and drink to this outdoor Shabbat celebration. This well-attended event is also a great way to catch up with friends and exchange summer vacation stories.