Would you like to be more comfortable participating in the Shabbat morning service? Do you have questions about what is going on during the service? Temple Emunah will match you with your own personal "Service Buddy" to sit with you during the service to answer your questions!
Summer Shabbat Series
Over the Summer our Rabbis take a break from leading services and speaking, and many of our congregants take up the challenge! We are pleased to report the list of speakers and leaders for the Summer of 2017 has been finalized. Click HERE to view the schedule.
Tot Shabbat meets at 11:00 AM, usually on the first and third Shabbats of the month (please check the Temple calendar for exact dates). This service is a one-hour long celebration of Shabbat with singing and dancing intended for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. It is led by the Rabbis and by our community members. It includes basic prayers, a Torah march, and a story. We conclude with hallah and grape juice, and then join the main congregation for Adom Olam and a Kiddush Lunch. This service is free and open to all (non-members are encouraged to join us!); and no RSVP is necessary. See our 2017-18 schedule.
In order to create the most welcoming environment for our community, this year we are initiating a new Shabbat program: Shabbat Shelanu ("our Shabbat"), a Shabbat morning service for all of us. Once or twice a month, services in our Main Sanctuary will feature something for everyone including a side space for younger children to move freely, additional books and resources for adults and children to utilize during the service and more interactive learning and teaching interspersed throughout the service. Join us for this new Shabbat experience that we will help more people celebrate the joy of Shabbat.
Shirah Shabbat (Family Minyan)
Join Rabbis Lerner and Fel and our Director of Congregational Learning, Me'ir Sherer for a spirited, song-filled Shabbat experience for the entire family. This minyan is geared to families with children in grades K-6. Younger siblings and others are welcome as well. Through movement, singing, learning and conversation, we will gain a deeper appreciation of our prayers and rituals. Join us for this monthly program.
Led by one of our Synagoge Educators, Mini Minyan is a drop-off experience for all students in 1st through 3rd grade. During this service, we pray, sing songs, play games, learn about the Torah portion, make motzi over hallah and do Kiddush over grape juice. We end by joining the main service for Adon Olam and for Kiddush lunch. We meet approximately twice a month.
Led by one of our Synagogue Educators, Junior Congregation is a drop-off experience for all students in 4th through 6th grade. Come learn new tunes, test your knowledge of Shabbat services and the Torah portion, and make new friends! Whether you go to Shabbat services every week or it's your first time, we encourage you to join us as we daven twice a month.
We would like you to join us as we explore our spirituality through a variety of davening experiences. Our davening follows the basic structure and prayers of a Shabbat service and may include:
• D'var Torah discussions
The atmosphere is relaxed and we encourage people to participate in whatever manner they are comfortable. If you would like more information about Minyan Katan please contact either Mike Gildesgame or Sharon Zirkin-Dagan.
Minyan, Breakfast, and Study with the Rabbis
Over a light breakfast, Rabbis Lerner and Fel teach about the Halakhah (Jewish legal) and spiritual aspects of prayer. Join us each week after minyan for breakfast and learning. Minyan at 7:00 AM, breakfast follows at 7:35 AM. This event is every Wednesday morning, and is open to all! Click HERE for our flyer.
At Temple Emunah we regularly host speakers, lead special discussions, engage in alternative spiritual services, offer meditation, and offer a myriad of other experiences during Shabbat morning services. Please check our calendar for the next Synaplex!
Led by members of our community, our meditation group meets approximately once a month for a variety of meditative Shabbat experiences. This can include: guided meditation, singing niggunim (melodies), chanting prayers, or brief teachings on either meditation practices or the Torah portion. Click HERE for our 2016-2017 dates.
Jewish Spirituality Group and Weekday Meditation
In addition to our evening Spirituality Group we will also be meeting on Tuesday mornings for a special weekday Meditation Group! Join us on Tuesday mornings, 8:30-9:20 AM for this special experience. Click HERE for dates and details.