Shabbat Services

Each Shabbat, we offer a choice of Progressive and Masorti services. In addition, we hold regular Renewal services.

Shabbat Live Service

Fridays, 6:15pm in the New Sanctuary

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

Erev Shabbat: Masorti Service

Fridays, 6:15pm in the Neuweg Sanctuary

Our Masorti Erev Shabbat service is based on the traditional Siddur and is an inclusive, egalitarian, traditional service. . The prayers are conducted in Hebrew and are led by the rabbis 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 Morning Masorti Service

Saturdays, 9:00am 

An inclusive, egalitarian, traditional service. The prayers are conducted in Hebrew and are led by the rabbis and knowledgeable lay leaders from a traditional siddur. The entire parasha of the Torah is read and members of the community participate in the Torah reading. It is a participatory service with everyone encouraged to join in the singing of the prayers and the discussion of the parasha. 

Shabbat Morning Progressive Service

Saturdays 10:00am in the Main Sanctuary
An uplifting prayer service enriched with the choral music of the Emanuel Ensemble. The prayers are recited in both Hebrew and English, complemented with creative interpretations of traditional prayers. 

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.

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Established in 1938, Emanuel Synagogue is a pluralist community affiliated with the Masorti, Progressive and Renewal movements. We offer a variety of services, programs and activities. We welcome you to join us.

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