Friday evening, Erev Shabbat:
An intimate sunset service in the Chapel.
Third Friday each month: Emanuel members conduct an Evening Service at Hebrew Health Care. Information: Pamela Garry
Twice Annual Shabbat Under the Stars (pictured left): Outdoor musical service in the Siegal Garden, accompanied by Shabbat dinner or Oneg (reception).
For a schedule of Shabbat Service times, click here.
Celebrate Israel@ 70 Community Wide
Shabbat Service and Dinner
Friday April 13
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Shabbat Morning: Saturday morning service anchors our prayer week. Children, including those with special needs, are welcome in the main service, and are offered opportunities to participate:
- 9:00 am Main Sanctuary: Shacharit, “Torah at 10”, Sermon & Musaf. Monthly Adult Learner’s Service
- 11:50 am (approx) Service concludes: Children below B’nai Mitzvah age are invited to the bimah for Adon Olam, Kiddush (wine blessing), N’tilat Yadayim (hand wash blessing), and Motzi (bread blessing).
- 12 Noon (approx) Kiddush: We gather weekly for Kiddush as a congregation, and EVERYONE is invited! Open seating including a buffet lunch. To sponsor a Kiddush, contact Event Coordinator Regina Miller
Shabbat Afternoon/Saturday Evening
- Mincha: Afternoon Mincha Service. Specialty classes beforehand are scheduled throughout the year.
- Maariv & Havdalah: Every Sat. evening, Maariv Service is recited followed by Havdalah, and the congregation stands in a circle ushering out Shabbat.
We are happy to celebrate special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries, trips to Israel, etc. – with an aliya to the Torah! If you would like to chant Torah, Haftarah or have an Aliyah, contact Ritual Director Moshe Pinchover (860) 236-1275. If you would like a part in the service, contact Hazzan Sanford Cohn, (860) 236-1275
Monthly Programming for Kids and Families on Shabbat!
Attending Shabbat services is a very important part of every child’s Jewish education! The most prepared Bnai Mitzvah students are those that regularly attend Shabbat, and become familiar with the service. Community building happens both in and outside of the classroom, and Shabbat is a wonderful opportunity to experience socializing together as a community.
- ChallahPalooza: In the Childhood Ctr, an interactive Shabbat playtime for preschoolers and parents w/ mini-service, songs, stories & games
- Mini Minyan for K-2nd: Led By Debbie Mehlman, featuring age appropriate siddur and fun interactive activities for families
- Jr. Congregation for grades 3 – 6: Age appropriate service includes fun activities to support learning and engagement