Shabbat

Services held online.

From the kindling of candles on Friday night to the lighting of the Havdalah candle on Saturday night,  we celebrate the beauty of Shabbat together with joy, as we offer several different opportunities for Shabbat worship.

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.

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Saturday Morning Services

Shabbat morning services are the perfect way to get away from the outside world and find a comfortable sanctuary to observe the Sabbath.  Beginning at 9:30 AM  and ending at noon, our services are conducted by Rabbi Shana, Cantor Hassid, and Torah reader Rabbi Reuben and the Haftarah is chanted by members of the congregation.  Men and women are called up for all honors and participate fully in services. Although many of the prayers are recited in Hebrew, there are several in English and our prayer book is written in both Hebrew and English. However, one does not need to read or understand Hebrew to feel comfortable at services.  Close your eyes and listen to Cantor Rudy’s beautiful voice and find your own connection to the service; no words are necessary.  Together with Rabbi Shana who also has a beautiful voice, they make the service a musical delight.  Each week we are treated to uplifting, stimulating and inspiring sermons from Rabbi Shana.  With her knowledge and her great sense of humor, she has a  unique way of making her sermons current and timely while connected to either the Torah or Haftarah portions. The service is followed by an abundant Shabbat luncheon giving us time to schmooze, sing and catch up with friends.

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Holidays

Holiday Schedule

Torah Study Breakfast

Class held via Zoom. To join contact the office for information.
Rabbi Shana’s class is lively, interactive and thought provoking. Participants in this well attended group engage in a variety of subjects including the weekly portion, Tanakh and other Jewish texts.

C3 - The Community and Culture Club

By a vote at the Annual Membership Meeting a few years ago, Ner Tamid’s Women’s Group of years past became C3 – the Community and Culture Club. Now, instead of a Sisterhood, C3 is the “Personhood” of Ner Tamid, celebrating community simchas and working to provide enriching and kehillah-building events.  Come join us!

Social Action

Serving at St. Anthony’s Lunch Program

Ner Tamid has joined with three synagogues in San Francisco to form a collaborative that enriches and broadens our Jewish life experiences.  The Southside Jewish Collaborative engages in a wide range of social, intellectual, and spiritual activities in keeping with our commitment to Jewish values.  We work both separately and jointly with our collaborative partners to provide help and encouragement to those in need through our Tikkun Olam program.