Services
Last Updated:
November 2, 2003


Acknowledgement
Kabbalat Shabbat
Shabbat Shacharit and Musaf Services
Havdallah
Weekly Torah Study
Conversational Hebrew
Messiah 101

Acknowledgement
We realize that our Shabbat services are quite long for the average individual. They are designed to touch just about every area of our being. Therefore, if we were to shorten them, we would need to drop some area of ministry. So, if you have a limited amount of time to spend in Shabbat services, we recommend that you fit your time allotment over our schedule, wherever your needs will best be met. It is traditional to come and go as you wish, and we believe you will find at least one of the service portions that touches you where you need it. Our desire is that your spiritual needs be met. Actually, most of us spend the entire Shabbat together. Feel free to tailor your attendance according to your needs.

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Kabbalat Shabbat1
Welcoming the holy Shabbat

Evening service—When requested by the congregation
7:00
Gathering at the synagogue, welcoming the Shabbat with traditional prayers, blessings, and song, followed by sharing a feast together
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Shabbat Shacharit and Musaf Services2
Partaking in the Fruit of the Etz Chayim (Tree of Life)

Shabbat morning service
10:00
T'fillah—Opening section of traditional prayers and blessings
10:30
Torah Service—Reading of the traditional weekly sections of Torah (1st Five Books) and Haftarah (Supplemental reading from the prophets), followed by an accompanying reading from the B'rit haChadashah (New or Messianic Covenant)
11:15
T'fillah—Closing section of traditional prayers and blessings
12:30
Beit Midrash—Rabbinic commentary and congregational discussion of the readings with exhortation and personal application
1:30
Kiddush and Oneg Shabbat—Thanking the Holy One, blessed be He, for His provision, while sanctifying our table, followed by breaking bread together to celebrate the covenant
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Havdallah3
Prayerfully Marking the End of the Holy Shabbat

Evening service—When requested by the congregation
8:00
Gathering in the homes of various members and friends, seeking to retain the light of Shabbat into the coming work-week. Contact us for location.
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Weekly Torah Study
A regular look at Holy Scripture from a Hebraic perspective

Evening service—Every Wednesday
7:00
Gathering at the synagogue, to study through a specific book of Scripture. Currently, we are studying Chazon Yochanan (Revelation)
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Conversational Hebrew
Modern Israeli Hebrew, instructed by a native Israeli

Evening class—Alternate Mondays
7:00
Gathering at the synagogue, to learn how to speak our beloved Hebrew. Our teacher is very patient and willing to work privately with any student needing extra help. The cost is $5 per person per session, or 10$ per family per session.
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Messiah 101
Foundational principles of Messiah

Evening class—When requested by two or more individuals
7:00
Gathering at the synagogue, or in the home of a requesting individual, for an eight-session series, providing a detailed examination of the Basics About Messiah. Contact us to request a new series, or for the location of one that may be in progress.
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1 Since we share a meal together during Kabbalat Shabbat, please contact us in advance so we can be prepared for your attendance
2 Starting times of Shabbat service portions are approximate
3 Starting times for Havdallah services change with the seasons, summer schedule currently active)
 

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