Israel Shabbat – Friday June 2nd and Saturday June 3rd
Special guest speaker Rabbi Benjie Gruber
Born in Chicago, raised in Be’er Sheva after his family made Aliyah, Rabbi Gruber was first a scholar who taught in the U.S.A., the former Soviet Union, Malawi and Israel. Being drawn to Liberal Judaism led him to study for the rabbinate at the Reform Rabbinic seminary, HUC-JIR’s Jerusalem campus.
He was ordained in 2009, making him the 8th generation of rabbis in his family, (across the spectrum of denominations). In Israel, as the rabbi for the entire Eilot Region covering 10 kibbutzim, he is spreading the word about Progressive Judaism. He and his family live on Kibbutz Yahel.
Through sponsorship of ARZA Canada, Rabbi Benjie Gruber is spending this year in Canada.
His topics for our Israel Shabbat are: Friday June 2nd Kabbalat Shabbat Services: “How do you say Tikkun Olam (Social Action) in Hebrew?”
Saturday Torah Study: “How Israel is changing Judaism: The place of Israel in the identity of Reform Jews.”
Saturday morning Shabbat services: “Reform Judaism in Israel – Music to my ears – Is anyone listening?”
50th Anniversary Commemorative Shabbat Service
Throughout the year we have had many wonderful events to help us celebrate our congregation’s 50th anniversary. Please join us for Saturday morning services on June 10th as we devote a Shabbat service to remembering, reflecting and reveling! Our service will be enhanced by our 50th Anniversary Choir made up of both past and present choir members.
Looking forward to seeing you at Temple!
May 26 and June 23
5:30 pm – Special Shabbat experience for families with young children.
6:00 pm – Pasta Dinner
RSVP is required, May 14 and June 21.
6:30 pm – Special Time for Shabbat Evening Service
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6:15 on Fridays and are full of music and are especially child-friendly. In addition to our regular Friday evening services, on the second Friday of every month, the service is followed by a casual “bring your own and some to share” dinner in which we welcome Shabbat in the warm company of family and friends. This is a great way to get to know people in an informal setting, and a fun way to introduce children to services. Please consult our calendar for dinner services.
Shabbat Services begin on Saturdays at 10:15 a.m.
We begin at 7:30 and conclude by 8:15am. Those who wish to leave immediately may do so and start their day with a strong boost of Torah and prayer.
Those who need a caffeine boost, a bagel and a little conversation, can stick around and ease into the morning
Next minyans: March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27
For specific details on worship services and schedules, please refer to our calendar.
Some members of our congregation have allergies to scents and perfumes. Please, with consideration for others, practice no scents is good sense.