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  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  9 , 2022
     
     
    Shabbat Worship Service with guest speaker Rev. Tony Sundermeier of First Presbyterian Church

    Friday, Dec 9th 6:00p to 7:00p
    For generations, The Temple and First Presbyterian Church have been interfaith partners and friends—supporting one another in difficult times, such as after the Temple bombing in 1958, learning from one another in various study programs and pulpit exchanges, building friendships through shared travel, and working together to advocate for our shared values. We are grateful to First Presbyterian and their leadership for their support of the State of Israel and reaching out to us in friendship amidst rising antisemitism. We celebrate this friendship as Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier, Senior Pastor, joins us in worship and offers the sermon. Please plan to join our neighbors for refreshments at 5:30 pm, followed by the service at 6:00 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89854129549 Webinar ID: 898 5412 9549

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  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  10 , 2022
     
     
    Torah Study - Virtual

    Shabbat, Dec 10th 9:00a to 10:30a
    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85651659604?pwd=UjFRMEtTNVZPODBJZldwOHQ0UXRmQT09 Meeting ID: 856 5165 9604 Passcode: 658819

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  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  10 , 2022
     
     
    Virtual - Shabbat Worship Service

    Shabbat, Dec 10th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89919779695 Webinar ID: 899 1977 9695

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  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  16 , 2022
     
     
    Snacks

    Friday, Dec 16th 5:30p to 6:00p

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  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  16 , 2022
     
     
    Chanukkah Shabbat Worship Service with Shir Chadash and our Youth, Teen and Adult Choir

    Friday, Dec 16th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Following a festive and musical 6pm service with Shir Chadash and our youth, teen and adult choirs, join us for a celebration with delicious Chanukah fare, latkes, a toppings bar and jelly doughnuts - for the whole family. Don't forget to wear your ugliest Chanukah sweater to compete in the contest! We'll also be picking off a recycling initiative with the Rothschild Social Justice institute's Environmental Protection and Sustainability group, so take note of the bins. RSVP on The Temple website.

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In the Torah, we are commanded to “Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy.” How we, as Jews, choose to observe that commandment is frequently debated. In the synagogue, Shabbat is an opportunity for our community to gather together and share in each other’s company.

On Friday night, at 6:00 PM, The Temple hosts a Kabbalat Shabbat service, literally meaning “Welcoming the Sabbath.” In the summer months, we precede this service with a special oneg gathering around light refreshments that begins at 5:30 PM. Throughout the year, we also welcome guest speakers to our Friday evening worship, and it is common to see The Temple hosting a congregational dinner following services.

Our Shabbat observance continues on Saturday mornings, beginning with a 9:00 AM Torah study session. Led by one of our clergy, we gather around the weekly Torah portion and dissect its meanings and lessons. The discussion and debates that ensue are often lively and always insightful.

After Torah study, there is a regular 10:30 AM Shabbat service. During this service, we read from the Torah, an honor often reserved for a bar or bat mitzvah student. Dozens of our young people rise to the bimah each year for this honor, products of our excellent religious school.

On those Shabbat mornings when we have a bar or bat mitzvah, we also host a smaller, more intimate worship in the Covenant Chapel. These services often involve lay leaders who deliver a d’var Torah or read the weekly portion. Learning is one of The Temple’s foundations, and this service is an excellent way to engage with Jewish liturgy and worship in a welcoming and non-intimidating environment.


Questions about Shabbat, our worship services, or our liturgy can be directed to one of our clergy. We also host a number of TAMID adult education classes that can help address any questions you might have on these subject.

To speak to one of our clergy, you may contact them directly.

For information on our adult education, please contact Rabbi Steven Rau at 404-873-1731.

Thu, December 8 2022 14 Kislev 5783