Friday Night Services
On the first and third Friday of the month, we leave the work week behind and gather in the Machbitz/Hassid Chapel for a one-hour service conducted by Rabbi Shana and Cantor Rudy. Surrounded by the beauty of our stained-glass windows and our award-winning ark, we usher in the Shabbat with a service enhanced with a hint of spiritual guitar accompaniment.
The second Friday of the month is our casual style service held in the round in our social hall. For this C3 Joy of Shabbat service, we break out the tambourines, maracas and bells to accompany Rabbi Shana on the guitar and lift our voices to join Cantor Rudy in song. This participatory service is followed by light noshes in a café style environment.
Discover Shabbat is a one-hour musical Shabbat held on the fourth Friday of each month. Congregants meet in the sanctuary for a participatory service led by Rabbi Shana and Cantor Rudy accompanied by musicians Achi Ben Shalom and Camellia Rodriguez Sack-Byrne. Following this uplifting and inspiring service, we adjourn to the social hall and continue to discover the beauty of Shabbat by enjoying a sumptuous buffet dinner. Our in-house catering committee amazes us with interesting menus and delicious food that is appealing to the palate as well as to the eye. As we enjoy our wine and food and engage in conversation, we look forward to an entertaining musical program to close our delightful community Shabbat.