FRIDAY NIGHT: Our main community services are held on Friday nights at 6:00 PM, and are generally around an hour and 15 minutes immediately followed by our Oneg Shabbat. Oneg Shabbat is a social hour after services where we say the blessings over wine (kiddush) and bread (hamotzi). opportunity to eat challah, wine/grape juice, and some light snacks. Would you like to sponsor the oneg Shabbat in honor or a special event or in the memory of a loved one? Sponsor an Oneg.
We offer several different Friday evening worship experiences:
Temple Emanuel holds general Shabbat evening services every Friday night at 6:00 PM, and are generally around an hour and 15 minutes. This service features a stirring D’var Torah (a word of Torah) or a sermon (a commentary on current events in the world) along with musical settings that range from classical to contemporary. We use the siddur (prayer book) called Mishkan T’filah.
Once a month, Temple Emanuel has family Shabbat. This Shabbat is led by the clergy in conjunction with our religious school children. The Rabbi tells a child appropriate story and the musical settings are kid-friendly. We use the siddur (prayer book) called Mishkan T’filah for Youth.
Several times a year, our Shabbat services surround a special theme. In the past, it has been Rock Shabbat, LGBT Pride Shabbat, Sephardic Shabbat, Yemenite Shabbat, and Classical Reform Shabbat, Israeli Shabbat, and MLK Shabbat.
This service is a participatory and discussion-based experience. Between prayers, congregants are asked questions and conversation is generated within the minyan. Led by both the Cantor and Rabbi, this service is only an hour and 15 fifteen long.
Never done yoga? No problem! There will be lots of variations to make movements accessible in your body.