Shabbat worship services are held on Friday evenings at varying times (see below) and Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM unless there is a bar/bat mitzvah. On those mornings, services will begin at 10:30 AM. Please consult our calendar for exact times before you go. Our services follow the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) framework. On Saturday mornings, when there is no B’nai Mitzvah, the Shabbat service is preceded at 9:00 AM by an informal discussion of the weekly Torah reading led by our Rabbi or lay leaders when the need arises. In addition to our more traditional services, we also have special services throughout the year tailored to families and small children. Our services often feature a unique musical ensemble and guest musicians or speakers.
We typically hold themed services for Friday evenings at 7:00 PM. The first Friday of the month is usually geared toward families with younger school-age children. On the second Friday of the month we incorporate more traditional music. The third Friday is built around contemporary music, often with instrumentation. Our fourth and fifth Fridays have varying themes. We conclude the evening by gathering downstairs in the social hall for challah, wine and treats provided by our temple families.
First Friday Family Shabbat
Shabbat in the Park
Typically held on a Friday in August in a grove at North Park, congregants bring food and drink to this outdoor Shabbat celebration. This well-attended event is also a great way to catch up with friends and exchange summer vacation stories.