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
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.
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
In this new monthly service, we begin at 9:30am with the study of Hassidic and other mystical texts then discuss how we can apply them in our daily lives.
This is followed at 10:15am by a collaborative musical gathering based on the Shabbat morning service incorporating melodies, poems and dance to enhance our Shabbat.
We will also explore the intersection of Jewish and other sacred spiritual techniques to see how we can enrich our connection to the divine and to one another. Joining Cantor George Mordecai will be a talented group of musicians, storytellers and others. See the calendar for dates.