Shabbat Services

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Shabbat Evening Service
On most Friday nights, we welcome the gift of Shabbat at 7:30 pm. This uplifting service blends traditional and modern melodies with beautiful guitar accompaniment. A D’var Torah (sermon), offered by the service leader, makes ancient lessons relevant to the modern Jew. Following services, we gather together to socialize with a joyous kiddush (blessing over grape juice), motzi (blessing over challah), and oneg Shabbat (refreshments).

Shabbat Morning Service
On many Saturday mornings during the school year, our Shabbat morning services are enhanced by our b’nai mitzvah students who lead much of the service. As a community, we take great pride in preparing our emerging young leaders to be role models and teachers in our community. As with all Shabbat services, this service is open to everyone.

Tot Shabbat
Perfect for families with young children to grade 2 …sitting in chairs is not required!
5:30 pm festive Shabbat dinner featuring juice, challah and pizza
6:00 pm engaging service full of music, movement, and stories
6:30 pm fun craft and a yummy dessert

Family Shabbat Service
On the second Friday of the month during the school year, and on occasional Saturday mornings, Temple Chayai Shalom offers a Family Service designed to engage kids, parents, and grandparents of all ages. Some of these services are led by our students, while others may feature a craft project such as challah baking, in addition to fun music and stories. The family service is the perfect blend of a Tot Shabbat and a typical Friday evening service. Join us for a meaningful, joyous, and spiritual experience for the entire family!

Rockin’ Shabbat Eve
On a few Friday nights each year, Temple Chayai Shalom rocks out with a full-on rock’n’roll service! Rockin’ Shabbat Eve is an upbeat, exciting, musical Shabbat experience for the whole family, featuring a live rock band: a band with drums, bass and electric guitar, and even some of our talented staff and congregants.