Our egalitarian, Conservative congregation cherishes our rich heritage and offers our community a full range of ways to observe Shabbat, High Holidays, festival and life cycle 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.
What to Expect During Services
Services are conducted primarily in Hebrew with some English readings. While the clergy lead the majority of services, interested congregants may also lead portions of a service. Men are expected to wear a kippah and tallit when appropriate. Women are also encouraged to wear a kippah and tallit.
Our services begin at 7:30 PM, EXCEPT the third Friday of the month, which usually begins at 6:45 PM. Services are followed by a kosher parve Oneg.
On Friday evenings, we gather to celebrate the beginning of Shabbat. In our service, led by the rabbi, the entire congregation joins in singing familiar prayers and special songs.
We spend social time together over kosher parve dessert and tea after the service.
Shabbat morning services start at 10 am with Birchot Hashachar, morning blessings, and Pesukei D’zimra, verses of praise. A full Shacharit service follows. The Torah is read on the triennial cycle, followed by the Haftorah, Musaf, and concluding prayers. Congregants who wish to read Torah or a Haftorah are encouraged to participate. Musaf and other parts of the service are led by congregants occasionally as well. Services are followed by a Kiddush and luncheon, often sponsored by a congregant, for all to nosh and enjoy together. Lunch is kosher dairy.
Please check the calendar (or call the office) as occasionally service-start times change due to holidays, B’nei Mitzvot, or other happenings.
Temple Shalom members and friends gather every Wednesday evening at 7 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. We offer Shacharit one Sunday per 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 G-d. Everyone is welcome.
Please check the calendar (or call the office) as occasionally dates and times change due to holidays, B’nei Mitzvot, or other happenings.