||Sabbath Evening Service
||Sabbath Morning Service
|Monday – Thursday
The Friday Evening Service is followed by an Oneg Shabbat, and a Kiddush is celebrated after the Saturday morning service.
Minyan Services at the homes of the bereaved are arranged under the synagogue’s auspices.
|1st Friday of the month from October through June
Temple Emanuel presents a unique Sabbath eve service of togetherness called Shabbat Yachad. Since its introduction in 2001, participants have responded positively to the service’s fresh, engaging, almost completely participatory, spiritual and spirited approach to traditional worship, prompting a repetition of the service on a regular basis.
Shabbat Yachad brings congregants together spiritually and physically, creates a feeling of calm and oneness and is highly accessible to worshipers, regardless of age or background.
The service consists entirely of Hebrew prayers set to easy-to-sing melodies. The Cantor leads the congregation in song, accompanied by his guitar with keyboard, bass and drums. The music draws from popular, Chasidic, and classic Jewish musical styles. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required, as each text is printed in three formats in a special prayer book: Hebrew, English translation, and English transliteration of the Hebrew. The musical portion of the service is continuous, uninterrupted by English readings.
To help prepare for this special service, Temple Emanuel makes all of the melodies available online on the Cantor’s page or on a CD available in the Temple office
Shabbat Yachad is presented quarterly – check the Temple calendar for details.
We welcome all to worship with us at weekday evening and Sunday morning minyan, Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat, and Saturday morning Shabbat services and encourage everyone to join in reading and singing prayers. Services can thereby be an opportunity to engage in a meaningful communal experience. As a Conservative congregation, we follow a traditional, Hebrew and English prayer arrangement that allows for active participation through familiar and easy-to-learn melodies. Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services are enhanced by the Cantor’s guitar playing and the Rabbi’s explanations of prayer meanings.
Our Shabbat morning ushers are here to help maintain the sanctity of the service and to assist and guide those less familiar with our practices. There are times that ushers will close the Sanctuary doors when it is not appropriate to enter.
Guests at a simcha are asked to greet family members at the conclusion of the service, not once the service has begun.
Men are required to wear skull caps at all times within the Sanctuary, and should wear tallitot (prayer shawls) during morning services. Women going up to the bimah for an honor must wear head coverings. Tallitot for women are optional.
Conversation and gum chewing during services are not in keeping with the decorum expected. Smoking, using a telephone or other electronic device and taking still pictures or video are all prohibited in or around the building on Shabbat. Likewise, no flowers or food should be removed from the premises on Shabbat.