Services, Sermons, Classes, and more
Take a look at our various services, classes, and sermons.
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Schedule of Services
Shaare Tefila Congregation is egalitarian – men and women equally participate in leading services, receiving honors at the Torah, and even reciting the priestly blessing (“duchaning”) on the holidays.
We use Siddur Lev Shalem – the newest prayer book of the Conservative Movement – for Shabbat services. Our main service is conducted in Hebrew with active congregational participation; members of the congregation participate in reading the entire weekly Torah portion; and Torah study (whether before and/or after the Shabbat morning service) is an integral part of our service.
Jewish prayer is challenging yet uplifting. In order for all to experience religious fulfillment we periodically offer creative services on Shabbat morning highlighting different forms of Jewish spirituality. We also encourage everyone to study the service and the Torah reading with the English translations and commentary that are available and we encourage attending classes taught by Rabbi Layman to better understand the liturgy.
*Please be sure to check congregation publications and calendar for occasional time changes.*
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Shabbat and Weekday services are currently being conducted by ZOOM. You can find updated links each week on our Covid-19 Updates page here.
*Sign Language interpretation is provided upon request*
All services, including Shabbat evening and morning, will be conducted over ZOOM until further notice. The service will also be live-streamed. Click here to watch the service.
You can find recordings of Rabbi Jonah Layman’s classes on his YouTube page here. When we return to in person services you will be able to view the live feed on Youtube. Then click on “Live Now” to view the services.
Learn to Lead Evening Services
Rabbi's Video Torah and Classes
Rabbi Layman's Sermons
Read Rabbi Layman’s Response to Events at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh:
A Response to Pittsburgh
High Holiday Information
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Erev Rosh Hashanah – Friday, September 18
First Day – Saturday, September 19
Second Day – Sunday, September 20
Kol Nidrei – Sunday, September 27
Yom Kippur – Monday, September 28
Erev Sukkot – Friday, October 2
First Day – Saturday, October 3
Second Day – Sunday, October 4
Hoshanah Rabah – Friday, October 9
Shemini Atzeret – Saturday, October 10
Erev Simchat Torah – Saturday, October 10
Simchat Torah Day – Sunday, October 11
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