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.*
Post pandemic, Shabbat and Weekday services are currently being conducted by ZOOM, Livestream, and/or in person. You can find updated links each week on our Covid-19 Updates page here.
*Sign Language interpretation is provided upon request*
Monday & Thursday Mornings
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Monday & Wednesday Evenings
PDF of the AFTERNOON (MINCHA) SERVICE
PDF of the EVENING (MA’ARIV) SERVICE
High Holiday Information
HIGH HOLIDAYS 2022
Most services will be held in our Sanctuary with live-streaming & on ZOOM. Both Rosh Hashanah evening services, plus Rosh Hashanah concluding service, will be held only on ZOOM.
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 25, 6:00 pm – ZOOM or watch
First Day – Monday, September 26, 9:00 am – In Person, on ZOOM or watch
Second Night – Monday, September 26, 6:00 pm – ZOOM only
Second Day – Tuesday, September 27, 9:00 am – In Person, on ZOOM or watch
Concluding Service – Tuesday, September 27, 7:40 pm – ZOOM only
Kol Nidrei – Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m. – In Person, on ZOOM or watch
Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 5 – In Person, on ZOOM or watch
Morning Service – 9:00 am
Study session, 4-4:45 pm – in person, ZOOM or watch
Mincha, Ne’ilah, Evening Service, 5:00-7:27 pm – in person, ZOOM or watch
Erev Sukkot – Sunday, October 9, 6 pm – ZOOM or watch
First Day – Monday, October 10, 9:30 am – In Person and on ZOOM or watch
Second Day – Tuesday, October 11, 9:30 am – In Person & on ZOOM or watch
Evening Service and Havdalah, 7:20 pm – ZOOM
Shemini Atzeret – Sunday, October 16, 6 pm – ZOOM or watch
Monday, October 17, 9:30 am service includes Yizkor – in person, ZOOM or watch
Simchat Torah – Monday, October 17, 6:30 pm – service and sing and dance with the Torah scrolls – in person, ZOOM or watch
Tuesday, October 18, 9:30 am – service and sing and dance with the Torah scrolls – in person, ZOOM or watch
7:10 pm – Evening Service and Havdalah – ZOOM
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