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. Once a month, we continue at 8:00 p.m. with a vibrant and song-filled Kabbalat Shabbat service. A few times a year, we welcome Zamru, an independent, progressive minyan celebrating Shabbat through expressive, musical prayer. Zamru meets monthly in various venues in the Princeton area with a 6:30 p.m. service followed by a potluck dinner. When Zamru meets at The Jewish Center, the Zamru 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 Hazzan Joanna Dulkin. 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 9:45 a.m. (9:30 a.m. beginning July 5) and B'nai Mitzvah are scheduled at this service. We also schedule B'nai Mitzvah during special Shabbat afternoon Mincha services.
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!