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Shabbat is a time when all the guiding values of the synagogue converge, whether in the synagogue or at home. It's a time of rest, celebration, connecting, and recharging for the coming week. We encourage people to make Shabbat a special time at home in your own way and share hospitality as well.

Shabbat in the Synagogue
Services on Friday and Saturday in the synagogue are always followed by a gathering time with some food -- Oneg Shabbat ("Shabbat delight") on Friday and Kiddush (wine/grape juice, challah bread, other food, sometimes a full lunch) on Saturday.

On many occasions, we have parallel programs going on at the same time -- meditation, learning service, ethics discussion, and more for all ages.

Shabbat Services
Friday evening services are generally at 8:00 p.m. Usually the first Friday of each month we also have "Shabbat Alive!" at 6:30 p.m., an upbeat service led by an ensemble of musicians from within the congregation.

Saturday morning Sanctuary services begin at 9:30 a.m.; our current online Saturday services begin at 10:00 a.m. The Torah is taken out around 10:30 a.m. The rabbi usually speaks a bit around 11:00 a.m. and the service concludes a bit after 11:30 a.m.

Music for Services
Click here for the words and audio for an aliyah to the Torah.

This Google folder has recordings with rough cuts of most of our Shabbat melodies, with pages noted in Siddur Sim Shalom, the prayerbook we use. Interspersed are songs we sing together and lines that the cantor or other person leading (such as Bat or Bar Mitzvah) chants to guide us through the pages. You can stream or download them.

You can also stream or download this audio of Torah trope, the cantillation system for chanting Torah in the synagogue, as well as a page with the trope signs and their Hebrew names.

Thu, May 13 2021 2 Sivan 5781