We cherish our rich heritage, and offer a range of ways to observe Shabbat, High Holidays, festivals, and lifecycle events. Whether you are an experienced davener, someone who comes to services twice a year, or haven’t been to a synagogue in a while, you will find something at Temple Shalom that fits your spiritual needs.
Friday Evening – 7:30 PM (Followed by Oneg)
*Except Third Friday of the month – 6:30 PM
Saturday Morning – 10:00 AM (Followed by Kiddush Lunch)
On Friday evenings we gather to celebrate the beginning of Shabbat. In our service, led by the cantor and the rabbi, the entire congregation joins in singing familiar prayers and special songs. We spend social time together over dessert and tea.
On Saturday mornings we celebrate with opening prayers,followed by a full Torah service. Our Cantor sings the Torah portion for the day; members are always welcome to participate in Torah cantillation. Our full kosher kitchen serves up wonderful Kiddush lunch for us to share together.
Shabbat with children
- Shabbat Mishpacha (for the whole family) third Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Our family friendly Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday night) begins with healthy snacks for families who come straight from school and work to our earlier-than-usual service. During the school year, Hebrew school students help lead prayers. The sermon engages all ages, and parts of the service have a bit more explanation. Oneg to follow, of course!
Special services for children on certain Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (description below)
- Shabbat Sing-along (all ages), fourth Saturday of each month
- Tot Shabbat (0–5 years), second Saturday of each month (except when coinciding with major holidays).
- Shabbat Yeladim (6–8), second and fourth Saturday of each month
- Junior Congregation (pre-B’nei mitzvah), second and fourth Saturday of each month
Shabbat Sing-along. Celebrate Shabbat with song as we sing with a guitar and fill the room with music.
Tot Shabbat. In a relaxed and fun atmosphere, introduce your child to the joy of Shabbat with kid-friendly prayer, songs, puppets, stories and a special Shabbat craft.The kids can get up and move around; you don’t need to worry if they wander in and out of the room.
Shabbat Yeladim. A fun introduction to Shabbat morning services. We include prayers, stories, and songs, and encourage all of the kids to get involved. Parents are invited but not required to attend.
Junior Congregation An opportunity for the kids to run the service themselves, take out a special Torah, recite the blessings, and learn the melodies, and act out the weekly parsha.
Temple Shalom members and friends gather every Wednesday evening at 7 pm, and the third Thursday of the month at 7:15 pm, to offer a minyan for anyone needing to say Kaddish for a loved one. Depending on the time of year, we either do Mincha or Ma’ariv; both are short and lovely services. Shacharit is offered one Sunday a month during the Hebrew school year at 9:30 am.
A daily minyan is important for those who need to say Kaddish for a recently departed member of their family or on the yahrzeit. It is a mitzvah to help make a minyan, and a time to take a few minutes to reflect on your week and feel closer to your community and to God. Anyone is welcome join us for a minyan, or to request one by phone or email.