We use the Gates Of Prayer prayerbook, and an Oneg Shabbat follows the service.
The first Friday of each month, September through June, is designated as a Family Shabbat service which is enhanced with the voices of our children's choir.
On the second Friday (Sept-June), we hold two services. A Kabballat Shabbat Service begins at 6:30 pm followed by juice and challah. At 8:00 pm there is a Shabbat Service followed by an Oneg. We hope that this pair of services will allow our families to enjoy Shabbat dinner at a leisurely pace either before or after a service.
Havdallah services are held periodically throughout the year when we are celebrating a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. The Congregation is welcome. Please check the Calendar for dates and times.
Hosting An Oneg Shabbat: Our Shabbat service is uniquely designed for the entire family. Our experience of Shabbat brings us closer together as a community, and also makes meaningful our Jewish identity - and our children's. In the community tradition of Temple Beth Elohim, every member is expected to co-host one Oneg Shabbat approximately every 18 months. This Kiddush, offered at the end of every Friday night Shabbat service, strengthens the feeling of community and family that extends beyond the ritual of the service itself, and ushers in the beauty and sanctity of each Shabbat. Contact Rose Aglieco, via the Temple.
Assistance for the Hearing Impaired: Thanks to the generosity of several Temple members we are able to offer devices that will provide those with a hearing impairment an opportunity to hear and enjoy our services. If you need to use such a device, please see Jan Stark, Nan Coulter or the Rabbi when you come to services, and they will set you up. The only caveat is that these devices will only work for our indoor services.
The Worship Committee and the Board of Directors welcome your suggestions and input. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email.
From the URJ