A Different Approach to Prayer

Try a different approach to prayer by joining us at our creative service held six Shabbatot during the year and on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. “Creative” means that no two services are the same. In rotation, lay leaders build group prayer, discussion and study around prayers, poems and/or prose, as well as academic sources from the Jewish and non-Jewish worlds. They often introduce Chassidic Nigunim (songs) or moving modern Hebrew melodies and songs not typically found in standard services. Each time the focus changes, depending on the leader. The emphasis on a particular Shabbat may be on the Torah portion of the week, on an upcoming holiday, or on a contemporary ethical issue. Directed meditation is an occasional element, creating a reflective Shabbat atmosphere.

Part of the fun of attending our Creative Service is the opportunity to think about and engage in Jewish values and life in a manner different from that of our traditional service, which is held simultaneously in the main synagogue. And – for the sake of community – everybody joins together for kiddush!

You can find the dates and times of our Creative Services on the synagogue schedule posted on this website.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat in the spirit of Susie Dvoskin z”l
 with Michal Shababo , guitar and voice. Children welcome, up to age 120.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat in the spirit of Susie Dvoskin, with Michal Shababo. April 27, at 18:00. Candle lighting and Maariv at 18:56.

18.5.18 -Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with Michal Shababo, guitar and voice. Children welcome up to age 120. 18:15.  Michal will lead musical services for three months to create continuity in an exciting new way.

29.6.18- Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with Michal Shababo, guitar and voice. Children welcome up to age 120. 18:30.

27.7.18 Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with Cantor Iris Beth Weiner, voice and guitar. Children welcome up to age 120. 18:30

11.9.18 Second day Rosh Hashana with a creative service

20.10.18  Or and Feliza Zohar, Motzei Shabbat, Havdalah and Melave Malka with their band