Temple Shalom Emeth’s worship services enable us to reconnect with our family, friends and faith as we worship together. Our services bring our members together to worship God, and to learn from the texts of our traditions. Services enable members of Temple Shalom Emeth to come together in affirmation, renewal and celebration. Services are a traditional and contemporary blend of Hebrew and English, in word and song.
As our congregation is diverse and multigenerational, so are our worship opportunities. Congregants are encouraged to participate in responsive reading, song and prayer. Music plays an important role in our worship services. In addition to the cantor, Temple Shalom Emeth has monthly music filled services, led by our Temple Band.
Virtual Services During The Coronavirus Pandemic
For the safety of our overall community, we are currently holding our services primarily online as YouTube videos, with updated content almost every week. This allows our congregants and guests to view the service at a convenient time, while still hearing the familiar prayers and songs that we all wish we could enjoy together.
We have also begun holding some services in person, outdoors (at least while the weather allows) for those who are fully vaccinated, while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks (except for those leading the services). You will find recordings of those in person services on our Facebook page, which is where they are also streamed when they occur. For a schedule of upcoming in person services, please see our weekly announcements.
You may view the most recent service on our home page, or visit the Spiritually Speaking YouTube Channel for past services.
Our “Normal” Schedule (once we return to in-person community services)
Regular Shabbat services are held Friday evenings at 7:30pm. Our music Shabbat services start at 6:30pm. These joyous services usher in Shabbat with characteristic warmth. The Oneg Shabbat that follows each service allows our members to socialize and renew friendships. Check the Temple Services schedule on the home page for the service schedule.
Temple Shalom Emeth strives to provide our community with a variety of ways to worship. For example, in addition to our music services, early services are held several times during the year, at 6:00pm on Shabbat, with a follow-on community dinner. And, as part of their education, each religious school class leads a Shabbat service.
Several times during the year our Shabbat Services are preceded by a community wide Shabbat dinner.