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Shabbat at Temple Shalom

Our worship services are designed and open to those from within and outside of our community who are seeking a warm, joyful service filled with music and a spirit of community. Our close-knit and caring congregation invites you to experience what it feels like to be welcomed home to Temple Shalom! Temple Shalom offers a variety of options for celebrating Shabbat on both Friday night and Saturday morning.

Friday at Temple Shalom

Shalom Nosh
Come before services starts with a bit of a nosh and a chance to shmooze. This is held at 6 p.m. every Friday September through June.

Friday night services

Shabbat Halleilu
A spirited service in song, Shabbat Halleilu, is held the first Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The Shabbat Halleilu Band accompanies the worship. This service is appropriate for all ages. Children are welcome and invited to lead the HaMotzi blessing over the challah at the conclusion of the service. The service is followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat at 7:30 p.m.

Shabbat Evening Service
Services begin at 6:30 p.m. and include music led by Cantor Peter Halpern, which may be enhanced by the volunteer Shir Shalom Choir and professionals, Music Director David Carrier on organ or piano and other musicians. Sermons are offered by our rabbis and occasional guest speakers. The service is followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat at 7:30 p.m.
During the summer months, services are held at 7:30 p.m. in Rothman Chapel.

Saturday at Temple Shalom

Minyan and Torah Study
This combines lay-led praying and a study of the Torah portion and is held every Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m.

Shabbat Mind: Mindfulness and Meditation
An  hour of Shabbat-inspired stillness and reflection led by members of our own community. Included will be guided imagery, meditation, discussion and sharing.  Appropriate for experienced meditators and those new to meditation as well. This is typically held on the first Saturday morning of each month from September through June at 9 a.m. The next gathering is Dec. 1 at 9 a.m.

Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary featuring a Torah Service led by our B’nai Mitzvah students. Please check our calendar for details.


There are parking spaces on two levels reserved for those with special needs. For weekday entry on the lower level, they are outside the entrance between the upper and lower parking lot. For services or special events in the Sanctuary or Social Hall, they are located at the top of the main parking lot and by the lower fence. There are no steps at either entrance.
The temple has an elevator that can access every level. There are three handicapped bathrooms, one on the office level and two on the lower Nursery School level. We have large print prayer books available for both Shabbat and High Holy Day services and portable hearing assist devices. Please speak to one of our ushers if you require any special assistance.

Home? Dial it in on Shabbat

For our members unable to attend Shabbat services in the Sanctuary, Temple Shalom offers the option of listening  via telephone. To take advantage of this option, call 800-846-4808 at the time of services. When prompted, enter 99955000 on your phone. You will be connected to the line transmitting Temple Shalom services. The Temple pays all phone charges for this service.
We hope you can be here in person, but when you can’t, we hope you can “be here” by phone!

Thu, November 15 2018 7 Kislev 5779