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Worship at Temple Emanu-El is spirited, joyful, uplifting and meaningful.

Shabbat Service Schedule

Erev Shabbat Services

Fridays at 6:00 PM

Morning Minyan

Saturdays at 9:30 AM 

Simchat Shabbat

Every second and fourth Saturday at 9:00 AM

Tiny Tot Shabbat

One time a month on Fridays at 5:00 PM or Saturdays at 9:00 AM

Want to feel more spiritually connected and uplifed? Join us for a Pre-Neg and Shabbat Service!

Had a stressful week?  Looking for a way to decompress and wind (wine) down before your weekend begins?  Want to feel more spiritually connected and uplifted? Or, simply looking for an opportunity to socialize and enjoy the company of others?  Temple Emanu-El has the perfect antidote!  On behalf of the Board, you are invited to Shabbat Services which begin every Friday at 5 PM with a family friendly “cocktail party” style pre-neg.  That’s right.  Every Friday from 5 PM to 6 PM  you can enjoy a nice selection of wine, beer (soda too), Hors D’oeuvres and conversation in our newly renovated Greifer Sacks Social Hall (in the warmer weather we gather outside in the Courtyard or under the Tent).

Gaining in popularity with our members, the pre-neg is the perfect segue to joyful and uplifting Shabbat services.  It helps us get into the mood of Shabbat, and offers an opportunity to unwind, relax and connect with our Temple family and Clergy.  The Shabbat experience brings us closer together as a community.

The pre-neg concludes at 6 PM with the lighting of the Shabbat candles in Greifer Sacks and then together as a congregation and community we proceed into the Sanctuary.  A note about services:  they are 1 hour (conclude at 7 PM) and are inspirational, upbeat and family friendly. Dress is casual too! 

So, what a great way to end the week and begin the weekend.  Come to the Temple at 5 PM on Friday, have a drink (our wines are selected by the Temple’s sommelier, Mike Kenny), a bite to eat, socialize with friends, and meet new people.  Stay for the 6 PM one hour Shabbat service and be inspired and uplifted by the joyful music and meaningful prayers.  Then, plenty of time left to go out or go home for dinner with family or friends!  

See you at the next pre-neg and Shabbat service! 

Ben Berry, Board of Trustees First Vice President 

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