Emanuel Synagogue

Shabbat Services


12 AUGUST 2022

Masorti Shabbat Service (in-person only)

Our Shabbat service uses a traditional Siddur and is an inclusive, egalitarian, traditional service. The prayers are conducted in Hebrew and are led by the clergy and knowledgeable lay leaders. It is a participatory service with everyone encouraged to join in the singing of the prayers and the discussion of the parasha.

Shabbat Live Service (in-person and streamed live)
Millie Phillips Building

A spiritual, innovative service where our prayers are enhanced with musical instruments, contemporary and ancient melodies and stories. Gathered together with the community in prayer and song, we lift one another beyond the cares and pressures of the week to the sanctuary of sacred time: Shabbat.

This service is now in-person and also live-streamed each Shabbat.
See below to watch the service or view it on YouTube.


13 AUGUST 2022

Massorti Shabbat Service
Bat Mitzvah of Leah & Dana Stiassny
In person only
In the Millie Phillips Building

Progressive Shabbat Service
Bar Mitzvah of Ellis Kopcho
Bat Mitzvah of Alexa Penny

In person only
In the Millie Phillips Building

Interactive Shabbat Morning Experience

10:15am in-person only.
In the Education Space

The Emanuel Children’s Service is an interactive Shabbat morning experience which combines singing and dancing to Shabbat prayers while learning about the weekly Torah Portion.

Aimed at the 5-8 age range.

No registration required.



Shabbat Embrace Service 

Our Shabbat Embrace service weaves together the music and essence of the Shabbat morning service with poetry, meditation and story. A beautiful way to be embraced by the spirit of Shabbat.]

Renewal Service

A service focused on the intention and meaning of the prayers of the Shabbat service. It encourages participants to use a variety of different creative ways to connect with the worship experience from meditation and chanting, to discussion and movement. Musical instruments enhance the prayer experience and active participation is welcomed. See the calendar for dates.

Shabbat in the Circle

This monthly service begins with the study of Hassidic and other mystical texts then discusses how they can be applied in daily life.

This is followed by a collaborative musical gathering based on the Shabbat morning service incorporating melodies, poems and dance to enhance our Shabbat.

There is then an exploration of the intersection of Jewish and other sacred spiritual techniques to enrich our connection to the divine and to one another. Joining Rabbi Cantor George Mordecai is a talented group of musicians, storytellers and others.