Once a month from September to May, Shabbat services are moved from the formality of the sanctuary to our social hall to create a more intimate service. Our singing is accompanied by violin, guitar, keyboard, and percussion. The striking music opens our hearts and awakens our spirits. This year we will alternate our two styles of services, “Shabbat for the Soul” and “Visual T’filah.”
In these services we forego the black and white of the prayer book and focus instead on projected images of beautiful artwork or scenes from nature as backdrop for our words. We take time with the prayers and the music, engaging our senses more fully than usual. We sit in rounded rows, to more fully appreciate the community around us.
Shabbat for the Soul dates: October 25, December 20, February 21, April 17
Visual T’filah Dates: September 20, November 15, January 17, March 20, May 22