Shabbat: Adults & Youth

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For a schedule of Shabbat Service times, click here.

Shabbat Under the Stars

Shabbat Under the Stars

Friday evening, Erev Shabbat:

  • An intimate sunset service in the Chapel.
  • Third Friday each month: The Emanuel members conduct Evening Services at Hebrew Health Care. For more information, contact Pamela Garry
  • Twice Annual Shabbat Under the Stars: An outdoor, musical service in the Siegal Garden, accompanied by a Shabbat dinner or Oneg  (reception).

Shabbat Morning: Our Saturday morning service anchors our prayer week. Children, including those with special needs, are welcome in the main service as participants or as leaders.

  • 9:00 am: Main Sanctuary service begins with Shacharit, “Torah at 10”, Sermon & Musaf
    • An Adult Learner’s Service meets monthly in the chapel.
    • Next Date: January 20, 2018, 9 am  with Rabbinic intern Leora Kling Perkins
  • 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. Scheduled throughout the year are specialty classes offered beforehand
  • Havdalah and Maariv: Every Saturday 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

Additional Service FAQs


Check out our fabulous: Monthly Programming for Kids and Families on Shabbat!

Next scheduled: Jan. 6 2018!

For details Click: superhero shabbat jan 6

Attending Shabbat services is a very important part of every child’s Jewish education! The most prepared Bnai Mitzvah students are the ones that come regularly onShabbat to become familiar with how the service runs. Community building happens both in and  outside of the classroom, and socializing together as a community on Shabbat is essential.

Dates for 2018: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 21, May 12

  • ChallahPalooza: For preschoolers and their parents, an interactive Shabbat playtime with mini-service, songs, stories and games. Meets in the childhood center
  • Mini Minyan for K-2nd: Led By Debbie Mehlman, family program featuring age appropriate siddur along with fun interactive activities for families
  • Jr. Congregation for grades 3 – 5: Age appropriate services including fun activities to support learning and engagement
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club for grades 6 – 7: A special program for 6th and 7th graders preparing for their B’nai Mitzvah that centers around social justice.

CLICK: bar-bat mitzvah club details