Worship

 

Shabbat Services

 

For many of our members, Sabbath Services mark the culmination of a busy week. We gather together 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.

 

We are fortunate to pray with our beloved cantorial soloist, Malachi Owens Jr. who has graced our congregation for almost forty years. In his absence, Daniel Brodsky sings from the heart. Val Turner is our Torah reader whose 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