Friday Night Services
Each Friday night Temple Judea holds Shabbat services. Our Rabbi is amazing; learned, inspiring and humorous. Our Cantor brings her love of music, Judaism and children to our temple family.
Our Shabbat service is conducted in Hebrew and English and we use the Reform Movement’s newest prayer book, Mishkan T’filah. Our music is engaging and participatory. A sermon or other opportunity for learning is included each week. We welcome member participation at each service.
Each service includes a Mi Shebeirach prayer for healing and all present are given an opportunity to speak the names of those who are ill. On the first Shabbat of the month we offer an Anniversary Blessing and on the second Shabbat of the month, we offer a Birthday Blessing, where all celebrants are invited to ascend the bimah and stand before the open Ark to receive a special blessing from our Rabbi and Cantor.
As a way of welcoming young families, we offer members and non-members the opportunity to have an aufruf or a baby naming during our Friday night Shabbat services. Please call the temple office at least a month in advance to reserve your date.
Our services generally begin at 8:00PM, but about once a month they are moved to 6:30PM (please check our calendar). During the summer months all services are held at 6:30PM and occasionally, are held under the stars. Delicious goodies are served at each service. For our 6:30PM services Wine and Cheese is served in our lobby at 6:00PM. For our 8:00PM services, there are cookies, cake, fruit, coffee and tea served at an Oneg Shabbat following services. On occasion we have a Shabbat Dinner prior to services.
Sponsorship. A great way to honor a loved one is to sponsor a Shabbat. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged from the bima. Please click here or contact the Temple office to find out more.
Saturday Morning Services
On Saturday morning, services are held at 10:30AM, many including a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration.