Shabbat Services

Image of a PomegranatePlease join us for our Shabbat services every week.

These are always followed by an Oneg Shabbat where you can enjoy conversation with our members along with the tasty sweetness of the Sabbath.

We’d love to have you join us at any of our services – just check the listing below for times. Or, if you’d like more information ahead of a visit, please contact Rabbi Setel (rabbisetel@gmail.com) or our Temple Emanu-El Membership Chair, Marty Nemeroff (mnemerof@rochester.rr.com).

We look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming Shabbat Services

Shabbat Service – Online via Zoom

Friday, April 3, 7pm

Join with our Temple community for familiar prayers and songs to celebrate the Sabbath.

To join our Shabbat Service on April 3 via zoom, click here: https://zoom.us/j/889507742

If you have trouble connecting to the service, you can call the number below and connect from your phone using the meeting ID number.

By phone: +1 929 205 6099

Meeting ID: 889 507 742

Shabbat Circle for Passover – Online via Zoom

Friday, April 10, 7pm

Using new formats for gathering gives us an opportunity to try new ways of connecting. This Shabbat, please join us with a prayer, poem, song, or story that is meaningful to you. We will open and close with meditative song and, in between, share these offerings of our hearts.

To join our Shabbat Circle for Passover on April 10 via zoom, click here: https://zoom.us/j/724446818

If you have trouble connecting to the circle, you can call the number below and connect from your phone using the meeting ID number.

By phone: +1 929 205 6099

Meeting ID: 724 446 818

 

Our Shabbat services are led by Rabbi Drorah Setel and our cantorial soloist, Charlene Sommers. The services are relaxed and informal. Some folks like to dress up; others come in jeans. Along with the familiar prayers and songs, we share upcoming travel plans, followed by the traveler’s blessing; names of family and friends needing healing of the body or spirit, followed by the Misheberach; moments of happiness from the previous week, followed by a blessing for those with simchas; and names and memories of those who died in previous years, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish. It’s not unusual during a service for attendees to raise their hands to ask a question, or for Rabbi Setel to ask questions of the attendees.

On the first Shabbat of the month, we generally include birthday blessings – inviting people with birthdays that month up to the bimah to receive a personal blessing (and a honey stick for sweetness). Once a month, Rabbi Setel or an invited speaker leads a discussion during the oneg on any of a variety of topics. We also generally have an early, short musical Shabbat service once a month, followed by a pot luck Shabbat supper – a very relaxed way to welcome Shabbat and meet our members and friends.

Click here for our full calendar of services and events.

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