Shabbat Evening Service
On most Friday nights, we welcome the gift of Shabbat at 7:30 pm. This uplifting, participatory 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 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.
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
Our regular family services are 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 perfectly blends the energy and engagement of a Tot Shabbat and the meaning and music of 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 with drums, bass, and electric guitar, and even some of our talented staff and congregants.