Worship at Temple Shalom is a joyous expression of music, learning, laughter and connecting. Young or young at heart, everyone is welcome to join together for Shabbat, Holidays and special gatherings. Prayer is a language that each of us speaks and hears in a different way. When we pray together, we try to find meaning within the chorus of diverse voices. With engaging sermons and stimulating teachings, our Clergy show us how the lessons from the past are relevant to our lives today.
Through a wide range of spiritual experiences we offer something for everyone, including weekly Friday night and Saturday morning Shabbat services, Munchkin Minyan, weekly Torah Study, weekly Lunch and Learn, Adult B’nei Mitzvah class/Judaism 101 in alternate years, Scholar-in-Residence and Composer-in-Residence weekends. On Saturdays, when there is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah we also offer an alternative service led by lay leaders. Please join us for Davening & Dining on Shabbat and holidays. Each week, this group enjoys camaraderie, conversation and cuisine at a local restaurant. Dinner times vary depending on the times of Shabbat or holiday services.
Our services are fully egalitarian (men and women participate equally). We believe we have found a healthy balance between the traditional and the creative. Services are a blend of Hebrew and English that helps everyone feel comfortable. Our prayer book, Mishkan T’filah, contains transliterations adjacent to all Hebrew prayers so that everyone, including guests, can participate easily and fully. We use both traditional and contemporary melodies. People who attend vary from those with Orthodox backgrounds to Jews by choice.
Special Worship Experiences
Blessing of the backpacks and back from camp Shabbat–August 24
Bless the Pets–October 7
Veterans Shabbat–November 9