Family Shabbat — The Family Friendly Service
Family Shabbat services generally fall on the 1st Friday of the month. They begin at 7:00 pm. and are preceded by an affordable, family-friendly potluck dinner at 6:00 pm. This special worship opportunity is designed for elementary-school-aged children and their families. Filled with camp-style music and hand motions, led by song leader and guitarist Angela Gold, the Family Shabbat features a “hands-free siddur.” In addition to worship, this 45-minute-long service includes a story, birthday blessings, and quiz-show-style game.
Celebrate Shabbat with a lively, interactive, musical service on the second Friday of the month. We introduce fresh music from both established and emerging Jewish composers each month. Guitar, bass, and drums add to the dynamic experience. This 8:00 pm service lasts about an hour and is often preceded by a catered dinner.
On the 3rd, 4th, and occasionally 5th Shabbat of the month, services are held at 8:00 pm. The service, geared for adults, may include a sermon delivered by Rabbi Aron or, a participatory presentation, or visit by an outside speaker. The congregation’s volunteer choir typically joins us on the 3rd week of the month. On the last Friday of the month, the service includes a Torah reading and discussion of the weekly portion.