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Shabbat / Saturday Morning
Torah study is held each Saturday morning at 9:00 AM.

The 10:00 Service

Our regular Shabbat morning service meets from 10:00 AM until about 11:15 PM in the Chapel. Led by one of our rabbis or our talented Chevra T’filah (a group a lay volunteers), the service is a thoughtful, contemplative adult service. The service has a traditional feel, with most of the liturgy sung in Hebrew, accompanied by meaningful English poetry and commentary. Every word is transliterated so even non-Hebrew readers can fully participate in the prayer. Temple Sinai congregants frequently chant Torah and often people celebrate life-cycle events within the context of the informal community: an important birthday, a prenuptial blessing, and a wedding anniversary. Services are always followed by a short Kiddush.

 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Service

Most Shabbat mornings at 10:30 AM we celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in the sanctuary in the context of the Shabbat morning service. The service is led by the Bar or Bat Mitzvah, at least one of the rabbis and co-led by our Cantor Soloist.

The Bar or Bat Mitzvah candidate or candidates deliver a short D'var Torah, and each service includes a charge directed to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah from the rabbi and the passing of the Torah through the generations of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah's family. So while this is in the context of a Temple Sinai public Shabbat morning service, it has the feeling of a personal family experience. B'nai Mitzvah are occasionally also celebrated on Shabbat afternoon within the context of a Shabbat mincha service and on Monday or Thursday in either the morning or the afternoon.