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Typical Shabbat Schedule

Friday      6:00 PM   Kabbalat Shabbat VIEW LIVE
Saturday       9:30 AM Shabbat Services   VIEW LIVE
Saturday Time varies       Zoom Havdalah VIEW LIVE

Friday Night Services:
Temple Emanu-El brings in Shabbat through a variety of Friday night services, each with a unique feel and draw.  Please consult the shul website to see which services are taking place on a given Friday night.  

Classic Chapel Service - 6:00 PM
Led by clergy and/or congregants, this hour-long a capella Friday night service allows you to ease into Shabbat with familiar melodies and an opportunity to connect with the community as your start Shabbat. 

Shabbat Chai – 6:00 PM
Led by clergy and renowned musicians, Shabbat Chai features musical instruments, innovative melodies, and opportunities to sing and dance.  Shabbat Chai services are typically followed by a congregational dinner.  

Family Fridays – 5:30 PM
Led by clergy and synagogue educators, Family Fridays are geared towards children ages 0–7 and their grownups, though kids of all ages are welcome. Following services, everyone joins together for Shabbat dinner, social time for parents, and supervised activities for kids.

Shabbat Morning Services:
Please consult the shul website to see which services are taking place on a given Saturday morning.  

Early Service – 8:00 AM
Led by congregants, the Early Service is an abbreviated service that is small, intimate, and is known for its camaraderie and informality.  

Sanctuary Service – 9:30 AM; 9:15 when Hallel is chanted
Led by clergy and/or congregants, the Sanctuary service takes place in Temple Emanu-El’s majestic Sanctuary and features congregational melodies, introductions to the Torah and Haftarah readings, and uses Siddur Lev Shalem, which features substantial transliteration and running commentary. 

Minyan Hadash – 9:30 AM
Led by congregants, Minyan Hadash takes place in the Fishbein chapel and features an informal atmosphere, opportunities to lead, and a full Torah reading.  Minyan Hadash typically meets for Shabbat morning services on the second and fourth Saturday of most months. 

Soulful Shabbat – 10:00 AM
Led by congregants, Soulful Shabbat is a worship experience that creates a space for pause and reflection by simplifying and slowing down the traditional Shabbat service using silence, chant, drumming, gentle yoga stretching, poetry and meditation along with traditional davening and Torah study. Soulful Shabbat typically meets on the third Saturday of the month and is preceded by a drumming and chanting preparation-for-prayer experience at 9:30 AM.

Youth and Family Shabbat Experiences:

Tot Shabbat (ages 0–5) – 11:15 AM
Tot Shabbat is a weekly service for families with young children.  There are songs, stories and even a Torah march!   

Junior Congregation (ages 6–11) – 11:15 AM
Come and enjoy a weekly interactive service designed especially for elementary school aged students. Each Shabbat morning your children will be taken on a journey through parts of the service, complete with different games and activities designed to teach about the prayers while also being lots of fun! Services will be led by Rachel Cohn and High School students who have undergone training to be Junior Congregation Leaders.  

Shabbat B’Yahad: Learning Experiences for the Whole Family – 10:30 AM
Calling all kids in Kindergarten-7th Grade and their parents! Join us every month to learn, play, pray, and celebrate Shabbat together! We will begin with a Torah Parade in the Main Sanctuary, followed by interactive Shabbat services/programs for kids and their families available for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6/7. After these services, we will conclude in the Main Sanctuary, where kids will help to lead Adon Olam, followed by Kiddush lunch, board games, gym play, and more!

Kiddush Luncheon – every week at 12:00 PM
Following services, members of the community gather together for a full kiddush lunch. People enjoy the opportunity to catch up with longtime friends, to make new friends, and to welcome newcomers to our community. The conducive atmosphere helps to create a warm, restful environment for Oneg Shabbat, the delight in celebrating Shabbat together.

Sponsoring a kiddush is a great way to celebrate a milestone event or to commemorate a loved one’s yahrzeit. For more information, please contact Paul Stouber in the temple office: or 401.331.1616

Saturday Afternoon/Evening

Minhah        Time varies      Weekly            Fishbein Chapel
Thu, July 25 2024 19 Tammuz 5784