Our Shabbat worship begins Friday evening at 6:30 with both Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv. It's a wonderful time for couples, individuals and families to gather and greet Shabbat and following the service, kiddush gives us time to schmooze. A few times a year, we welcome Zamru, an independent, progressive minyan celebrating Shabbat through expressive, musical prayer. Zamru meets monthly at TJC at 6:30 p.m. service followed by a potluck dinner. When Zamru meets that service runs concurrently with our 6:30 p.m. Friday service.
The Shabbat morning service is led in the Sanctuary by Rabbi Adam Feldman and one of our Hazzanim on a rotation basis. Congregants read Torah and lead parts of the service as well and we use the Siddur Hadash prayer book, and Etz Hayim, Plaut and Hertz chumashim. Services begin at 9:30 a.m. and B'nai Mitzvah are scheduled at this service.
During the school year, our Library Minyan Shabbat service meets twice a month. You can find the times and dates on the calendar page and in our newsletter, or call the office for details. This service, under the auspices of a long-standing Jewish Center chavurah, is a participant-led service of lively singing, intense Torah discussions, nuggets of learning and some experimentation. Services vary based on the preferences of the leader.
There are also a number of age-appropriate family and youth services that meet during the school year.
This variety provides The Jewish Center's congregants with choices to help further their individual spiritual quests. Come pray with us!