For many of our members, Sabbath Services mark the culmination of a busy week. We gather together every Friday night at 7:00 pm to celebrate the beginning of Shabbat through prayer, music and friendship. For each of us, this time marks a unique moment in our weeks.
We are blessed to enjoy a variety of prayer books which invite an assortment of worship experiences. Members of our congregation created our own Temple Emanuel prayer service which we utilize the first and fourth Fridays of the month. On the second Shabbat we use Mishkan Tefillah, a reform prayer book which offers diversity in both English and Hebrew. On the third and fifth weeks, we celebrate our classical reform heritage with The Union Prayer Book.
Our music is led by talented soloists, including Dan Brodsky, Alison Fox, Mary Brown, Ron Cytron, and Rachel Phillips, all of whom sing from the heart. Our musicians are accompanied by the gifted pianist, Earl Naylor. Val Turner is our Torah reader and his presence brings the readings to life. We look forward to socializing after services while enjoying homemade baked goods and challah.
Pictured Above: We celebrate Simchat Torah by unrolling the scrolls as a community and celebrating its symbolism