Rejoicing in Prayer
Unwind and take a deep breath as you leave the week behind, and connect with us as we sing ourselves into a place of appreciation and Jewish learning. Join our participatory services that are filled with soulful, moving music, relevant Torah teachings from our rabbis and guest teachers, and a community that welcomes you.
Temple Emanuel’s signature in-the-round service features uplifting music, meditation, and poetry.
Temple Emanuel’s signature in-the-round service features spiritually uplifting meditation and poetry. Our community will unify through the energy and music from our acoustic band. Enjoy a thoughtful short teaching by our clergy, or diverse and engaging special guests.
New this year, join us for wine and cheese at 7:15 pm in the Belle Chapel before each Shabbat Unplugged!
First Friday of the Month | 8:00 pm | Corwin Family Sanctuary
(Summertime may affect scheduling of certain Shabbatot – please refer to the calendar)+
Our Simply Shabbat service in our Belle Chapel is a low-key, peaceful hour of music and prayer.
Join us for a peaceful hour of music and prayer. With both nostalgic and contemporary melodies, this service features a d’var Torah (teaching) that reassures, challenges, and moves us spiritually.
Second through Fifth Friday of the Month | 6:15 pm | Belle Chapel+
Come to Shabbat Spark if you are looking for a high-energy, uplifting Friday night. Groove to our six-piece rock band.
Jam out with our electric six-piece rock band, student Soul Singers, Junior Cantors, and Religious School students as they lead us in our family-oriented service. This sing-along service invites the entire community to join in as we project the songs onto the sanctuary screen.
Select Fridays | 6:15 pm | Corwin Family Sanctuary+
Shabbat Morning @Emanuel
Our weekly Shabbat service is a blend of traditional prayer, nusach (musical themes), and guitar-led melodies that creates a unique and participatory spiritual experience. Congregants volunteer for service honors, chant the weekly Torah portions, and regularly celebrate life-cycle events. The service is highlighted by a text study that sparks conversation among our community, often flowing into our delicious Kiddush lunch.
Looking for a vibrant Saturday morning prayer community? Join Shabbat Morning @Emanuel, attended by a steadfast group of people who welcome newcomers as they enjoy services that are innovative, relevant, and responsive to our diverse membership. Our original siddur, blends Hebrew (transliteration and translation) with contemporary poems and readings.
Our clergy accompany traditional nusach and contemporary melodies with soulful guitar and piano music. Together with interested congregants, the service includes an interactive teaching led by one of the rabbis, which often flow into discussions over a delicious kiddush lunch.
Saturday Mornings | 10:00 am | Bess P. Maltz Center+
Shabbat for Families
Temple Emanuel has three wonderful Shabbat-style programs geared specifically towards families with young children. Bim Bam Shabbat, Little Sparklers, and Shabbat in the Park offer something for everyone, whether your child is 6 months or 6 years. We hope to see you this year!
Parents and families with children up to two years of age have a new Shabbat experience just for them with Bim Bam Shabbat!
Meet fellow parents and kick off Shabbat in a whole new way on the second Friday of each month from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Non-members are welcome to participate.
Bim Bam Shabbat is a Friday morning experience where we move and groove and enjoy story time with Cantor Lizzie Weiss and Rabbi Adam Lutz. This service is designed for families with children 0-2 years old. Special thanks to our partners, the Jewish Federation and PJ Library.
Second Friday of the Month, September through June | 10:00 am | 300 N Clark Drive
Little Sparklers Shabbat is a combination of kids’ favorite things: stories, dancing, music, and food! In conjunction with Shabbat Spark, this experience is tailored to families with toddlers and pre-readers. Sing along with our clergy and listen to stories during our dinner at 5:30 pm. Shabbat Spark is a great opportunity to let your children dance and pray in an energetic and fun environment.
Select Fridays | 5:30 pm | Corwin Family Sanctuary
Shabbat in the Park is a lively outdoor service geared toward families with children 6 years and younger. Our amazing clergy lead us in story, song, and dance in a beautiful sunlit setting. Bring a picnic breakfast and some friends. Co-sponsored with PJ Library.
Shabbat in the Park is geared toward young families, but all are welcome.
Saturdays, November 3 and June 22 at 10:00 am; Saturday, March 2 (Havdalah Service) at 4:30 pm | Beverly Cañon Park+
How empowering to watch a young person lead our community in prayers and ritual!
How empowering to watch a young person lead our community in prayers and ritual! How exciting to listen to a teen chant Hebrew and understand what s/he’s saying! How inspiring to listen to fresh, meaningful interpretations of Torah through the lens of Jewish values, history, and culture!
This age-old rite of passage is always personally relevant and meaningful at Temple Emanuel, and you are welcome to join any Saturday morning or afternoon as our teens become B’nai Mitzvah!+
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Bim Bam – Shabbat Shalom