As a Beit Tefillah – a House of Prayer – Temple Ahavat Shalom provides a place of spiritual nourishment and refreshment for all in an often chaotic and confusing world. Through our worship experiences we aim to touch the heart, engage the mind and uplift the spirit. In our weekly Shabbat, bi-monthly Synaplex and festival services, and monthly Family, Guitar Minyan and Tot Shabbat worship experiences we endeavor to reach out to seekers of all ages and interests.
Erev Shabbat Services
“More than the Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews.” - Ahad Ha’am
Held regularly at 8:00 pm, Erev Shabbat Services provide a weekly respite from the chaos of daily life. Sitting among family, friends and community in the warmth of the Temple’s sanctuary, one feels embraced and supported by the presence of the Eternal. Shabbat offers an opportunity for lifting of voices in joyous song, learning life lessons, both ancient and contemporary and quiet personal reflection. Learn the three ‘Rs” of Shabbat: renew, re-energize, refresh.
Early Erev Shabbat services are held on the third Friday of the month at 7:30 pm (check your calendar for actual dates). Geared towards families, this Shabbat service aims to provide the same meaningful connections to self and community that are found in all of our worship experiences. During the school year, the spirited voices of our junior choir (grades 3 – 7) add much beauty to this service; and each month a blessing is offered to all who celebrate a birthday during that month.
Torah study and music are the hallmarks of this monthly, intimate Shabbat morning gathering led by Rabbi Eric Morgenstern, TAS music teacher Rick Lupert and Addie Lupert. Come and engage your soul, on the third Saturday of every month at 10:30 am in the Rothenberg Chapel. Check the TAS Website and weekly e-mail for scheduled dates.
Tot Shabbat provides the perfect opportunity to introduce your pre-schooler to the joy and celebration of Shabbat. Led by our clergy, the service of basic prayers, joyous songs and a story or activity is followed by a family art or cooking project. Each month the service and activity reflect upcoming Jewish holidays or a significant Jewish value such as tzedakah or Tikkun Olam. Tot Shabbat is held once a month, during the school year, usually on the first Saturday of the month.