Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday Services

90+ Years and counting, every single Saturday!

Services begin at 10:00am, followed by an extremely good kiddush lunch.

Every Saturday with Cantor Ken Rothstein

We have been meeting every Saturday since 1930 to celebrate Shabbat. Everyone is welcome, no matter your level of Jewish experience. If you’re not sure about the service, come around noon for the kiddush and meet us.  We love to feed newcomers to the synagogue, though be forewarned we may also ask you to help take out the trash.

About the service

Our services are heartfelt. We sing a lot. We sing loud! Everyone is welcome! 

Prayer Book

We use the Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals, which is used by most Conservative and some Reform congregations.
Our services have plenty of Hebrew, but also plenty of English. The Siddur Sim Shalom has Hebrew and good English translations on facing pages.

Conservatish?

People who grew up in a Conservative or a Conservative-leaning Reform congregation report that they feel comfortable with our services. We are friendly, and we try to make everyone feel welcome.

Who's who?

Our Shabbat services are conducted by Cantor Ken Rothstein and assisted by members of the congregation. Most weeks Services feature a drash (commentary) by a congregation member.

What about kids?

Children are welcome and can even be found up on the bimah at times.  There is a play and reading area adjacent to the sanctuary, but parents are responsible.
We try to start our Shabbat services on time at 10:00 a.m. Torah reading starts at around 10:40, and the service usually finishes around 12:30.

And of course, the food.

Shabbat services are followed by a dairy kiddush potluck. If you visit, plan to stay for lunch. If you bring food, and we hope you do, please, dairy or vegetarian only (no meat, poultry, or shellfish). (Or squid.) If you would like to honor someone by sponsoring a kiddush luncheon you can make you request using our online form.

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