Temple Emanu El is an observant Reform congregation offering an assortment of Shabbat and holiday/festival worship services. Our Shabbat services generate warmth and spirituality. This special feeling of community in prayer, song and worship encourages members to actively participate in services and share life cycle celebrations.
Shabbat Evening Services
Friday evening services are generally held at 7:30 p.m. except during Winter. The Winter schedule runs from Thanksgiving weekend through February during which services will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Friday Night Chai Shabbat service is generally held on the 3rd Friday of each month. This lively musical often includes our youth choir and musicians from our own congregation.
Shabbat Morning Services
Shabbat morning services are held each Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. This service may be a B'nai Mitzvah, a Shabbat B'Yachad or a regular Shabbat morning Service. Shabbat B'Yachad (Shabbat Together) is an interactive, multi-generational Shabbat service with brunch following the service.
Tot Shabbat Services are held monthly on a Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat combines a brief service, songs, stories and crafts with a holiday theme. Geared towards children ages 2-5.
High Holiday Services
The High Holidays are celebrated with memorable simplicity, blending traditional prayer with inspirational holiday music. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur evening and morning services, however, supervised activities and childcare is available for children ages eighteen months to eight years during these services.
A Children's Service, for families with children ages seven and under, is conducted during the afternoon of the holiday.
There is also Youth Service held during the High Holidays for children in grades 1 through 6.
High Holiday tickets are issued to members in good standing. If you will be out of town, Temple Emanu El has a reciprocity agreement with congregations across the country. Our temple office can help you learn if there is access to services in the city you will be visiting.
Special Holiday and Festival Services
Special services and family activities are held for Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Purim, Pesach, Shavuot and Chanukah.
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