We have a variety of worship services to meet the needs of our diverse congregation. Some services work best for families with small children, others for empty-nesters. You are sure to find a service that works best for you!
All festival services are scheduled on the (erev) evening of the holiday. Please check our Calendar for specific times and dates.
Can’t Make It to Shabbat Evening Services?
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We believe Temple Kehillat Chaim should be a spiritual refuge from the everyday fast-paced world in which we live. Shabbat allows us one day every week to be renewed spiritually; a day of rest separating the ordinary from the holy.
Shabbat services are held every Friday evening at 7:30pm unless othewise noted. Saturday morning services in which students become b'nai mitzvah occur at 10:30 am and are led by the rabbi.
We have a devoted minyan of members who come together to worship and study on Shabbat morning every week. The Rabbi leads the service and Torah and Haftarah reading when there is no Bar/Bat Mitzvah. They meet from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Chapel. The study session takes place during the service. For those who have the time, the group has a nosh and they schmooze a bit after the session.
Family Shabbat typically occurs on the first Friday of the month at 7:00 pm. This Shabbat is open to everyone, but especially our families with children. Generally preceded by a potluck dinner, families have multiple opportunities to visit with each other and make new friends.
Kabbalat Shabbat is an adult, lay-led service held in our Chapel on the second Friday of the month at 6:30pm. After services, this group typically shares Shabbat dinner together either in the Social Hall or at an area restaurant.
Children's Shabbat is generally held during the school year on the third Friday of each month at 6:00 pm. Designed for our littlest members, ages 2 - 7, it is a fun-filled Shabbat geared specifically for them.
Youth Engagement Shabbat
Youth Engagement Shabbat is held three times a year during a Friday evening service. This service is written and facilitated by our Youth Group students with the supervision of the Youth Group Advisors.
Grade Level Shabbatot
Pre-K through 4th grades participate in Friday night services once a year by grade level. The Judaic and Hebrew teachers, along with the songleader, prepare songs, prayers, and/or a short program for this service. A potluck dinner typically precedes the service. 5th through 7th grades participate in Shabbat morning services once a school year (6th grade participates twice). Students are assigned Hebrew and English readings which they read from the bima. The madrichim and teachers also participate in chanting the Torah or Haftarah as role models for the students.