The Most Important Holiday Happens Weekly
When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week – the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat, this holiday is central to Jewish Life. As the great Jewish writer, Ahad Ha-Am has observed: “More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people.” The Sabbath truly has been a unifying force for Jews the world over.
The first Friday of the month we begin our evening at 6:00 pm with potluck dinner. September through May are Soup-er Shabbatot, where members take turns creating their most exquisite soup recipes and others bring the rest of the meal. In June, July and August (weather-permitting) we take our worship to the park. If you wish, bring your own dinner and snacks to share and enjoy an inspirational Shabbat experience.
Our religious school students from all grades lead several services each year. Most services are family-friendly. Congregants of all ages have the opportunity to participate in many aspects of the service.