Emanuel Synagogue

Shabbat Services

24 March 2023 

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 live-streamed)
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.



25 March 2023 

Masorti Shabbat Service
Aufruf of Ricky Herbert & Antonia McInness
in person only.

Progressive Shabbat Service
Bat Mitzvah of Lily Foltyn
in person only.
Millie Phillips Building


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.