Shabbat Morning Worship
Each Shabbat Morning we have several opportunities for members and friends alike to come together for a participatory and highly engaging service.
Kahal Shabbat Morning Worship
Kahal meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Weiner Room (lower level, near courtyard) for a full Shacharit (morning) service. Kahal means community, and this intergenerational Shabbat morning worship service offers a weekly opportunity to pray, sing and study in a lively, family-friendly environment. Each week, a thought-provoking discussion of the Torah portion is led by a Kahal volunteer, Rabbi London, or the Director of Lifelong Learning, Marci Dickman. Sign up here for a Kahal Honor.
Children are encouraged to join Kahal for as much or as little as they would like, with babysitting always available whenever they need a break, at no charge. Services are followed by Kiddush each week, and on the last Saturday of each month, a potluck vegetarian lunch.
Resources for Kahal D'var Torah preparation:
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Each Shabbat morning a worship service and lively discussion of the week’s Torah reading is held in room 208 (located on the second floor), beginning at 9:30 a.m.. Led by lay Hebrew readers, the service mixes prayer and song followed by participatory discussion that focuses on interpretation aimed at both historic and contemporary understanding of the Parsha. A festive Kiddish follows.
Originally designed in the 1960' by Beth Emet member Herbert Hubert, the service includes a blend of spirituality, intellectuality, and camaraderie.