What is Shabbat & its Services? 

Shabbat is an island in time, a day of rest in the rush of activity that engulfs the other six days
of the weekly cycle. For 25 hours — from sundown Friday evening to nightfall Saturday night — we cease all creative involvement with our surroundings, transcend the worries and struggles of our daily existence, and enjoy the divine tranquility of G‑d's day of rest.
 "Work" as it relates to Shabbat rest, is not physical exertion, but what the Torah calls melachah, "creative work." For example, writing or cooking is a melachah, while carrying a heavy piece of furniture across the room is not.

   Our model for the types of activities which constitute "creative work" is the Mishkan ("Tabernacle") — the portable sanctuary built in the Sinai Desert by the people of Israel as a "dwelling" for the Divine Presence. Yet G‑d commanded that the work of building the Mishkan should cease on Shabbat.

  Shabbat is not just a day away from your "official" job; it is a day when we enter a more spiritual mode of being by divesting ourselves of all physically creative activity. Writing,drawing, sculpting or playing a musical instrument are some examples of "leisure" activities that counteract that state of rest we achieve on Shabbat.

   Shabbat is a time for spiritual pursuits — Torah study, prayer, quality time with the family. A
time to disengage from the material husks that encase our lives and touch base with our soul,
with our G‑dly essence and purpose.


   We each have our own way of spending the weekend. Some play sports, others watch television, paint, write or just vegetate. But often we find that even though we are chilling out, somewhere in the back of our minds is that nagging feeling that we still have a pile of work waiting for us. We indeed left work, but work didn't leave us. Even while we are enjoying the weekend we are already dreading Monday morning.

  There needs to be a transition. It is not enough to stop working; we must leave work behind. We can't simply collapse into the weekend; we have to welcome ourselves into it. Only by consciously stepping out of our work week and ushering in our day of rest can we truly relax and rejuvenate. Then we will be ready to face the coming week with renewed purpose.

  That is the secret of the Friday night service: to take a moment to breathe out the week,
and breathe in the Shabbos. Below is our Schedule.


Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat Services: 10 minutes before sundown

Joyful, melodious, and spiritual prayers welcoming Shabbat.


Shabbat Services: 9:30am 

Join us for a invigorating Shabbat morning services with song-filled prayer, reading of weekly Torah portion and insightful sermon. Followed by a delicious kiddush luncheon.

Bring along the kids for their own mini-minyan, program, prizes, fun, and a kidi-kiddush! 

Mincha Services: 20 minutes before sundown

Traditional Mincha Service followed by Seudah Shlishit and Maariv Service.


Sunday Morning: 8:00

Traditional Shacharit Service sometimes followed with class and breakfast.

Rosh Chodesh MInyan: 7:00

Shacharit, Torah Reading, and Musaf.