Our Shabbat worship begins Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. 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 Andrea Merow. Congregants read Torah and lead parts of the service as well and we use the Siddur Lev Shalem 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 Havurah Minyan meets on the second and fourth Shabbat of each month, from 10 am to noon, in the Adult Library. These services are under the auspices of a long-standing Jewish Center Havurah, are participant-led and consist of spirited singing, deep discussions, nuggets of learning and some experimentation. Details and contact information can be found under the Havurah Minyan tab below. We look forward to welcoming you sometime soon!
There are also a number of age-appropriate family and youth services (see youth servces tab for details) 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!