Worship

Temple Worship

We offer these engaging ways to enjoy Shabbat:

Friday Night
Welcoming Shabbat: A Joyous and Participatory Service for young and old, Music, Dancing, Community, Opportunities for reflection and inspiration. Gathering at 5:30 for hors d’oeuvres.
Traditional Reform Shabbat Service: A beautiful service in the mainstream Reform model of worship using a variety of musical styles with piano accompaniment to create a warm and inviting worship experience. Our rabbis offer inspirational learning with their sermons. This service is followed by an Oneg Shabbat (savory treats and socializing!)

Saturday Mornings
Reform Shabbat Morning services begin at 10am on select dates and music is lead with guitar accompaniment by Cantor Natalie Young. The service takes place in our sanctuary. While the service is open to our entire congregation, you can expect that service attendees will primarily be guests of the b’nai mitzvah family. The bar/bat mitzvah student will lead the service from Mishkan T’filah, our Reform prayer book.

Every Saturday morning there is Torah Study AND either a Conservative Shabbat morning service or a Jerusalem Shabbat service in the Sidney Eisenberg Chapel. (Please see our calendar for details.)

Conservative Shabbat Morning services are an uplifting participatory service using traditional liturgy out of Lev Shalem, our Conservative prayer book.

Service timing is from 9:15 am – 12 pm and is followed by a community lunch.

Jerusalem Shabbat Services are participatory services that typically take place in our chapel, but sometimes are held in the Pasternack Sanctuary. Led by Rabbi K’vod, Cantor Young, and the Band of Milk and Honey, in the context of our regular Shabbat morning community, out of Mishkan T’filah (our Reform prayer book) and/or from Lev Shalem (our Conservative prayer book).

Service timing is from 9:30 am – 11:45 pm and is followed by a community lunch.

Torah Study is an opportunity to explore the weekly portion in a warm and welcoming atmosphere where each participant has the opportunities to learn, listen and share. A brief lay-led service follows the study.

The Story of Our Holocaust Torah Scrolls 

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The purpose of the TBE Conservative Service sign up is to

  • Enable participation in weekday, Shabbat and Holiday services:
  • Serve as a greeter/usher
  • Lead a part of the service
  • Do a Torah reading
  • Accept an Aliyah for a special occasion
  • Do a Haftarah reading
  • Maybe even deliver a drash!
  • Share music files as a resource for services
  • Share Torah chanting resources
  • Enable future participation and sharing opportunities as the need arises and our services evolve

Worship Schedule

Friday Services
Our Early and Late Services alternate weeks.

1st and 3rd week of the month: 6pm Welcoming Shabbat service (5:30pm nosh)
2nd and 4th weeks of the month: 7:30pm Traditional Reform Shabbat service, oneg (food and socializing) after.

Saturday Services
9am Torah Study

9:30am Conservative Service
10am services (when a child is becoming a
Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conducts most of the service)

Tot Shabbat
These services, designed for our youngest congregants and their families, are specially scheduled. 

Weekday Minyanim
6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Eisenberg chapel

Start your day with a mitzvah! Come and be part of a community minyan as congregants recite kaddish for their departed loved ones.

Friday Services During the Summer
Each summer, Kabbalat Shabbat Services are at 6pm, except the last Shabbat of the month which is a Traditional Service at 7:30pm.