Shabbat Services

Shabbat Evening

Winter months (September –May)

Join Rabbi Symons and the Temple David choir for Friday night Shabbat Services using Mishkan T’filah. The choir, led by Norm Chapman generally does a mix of traditional and contemporary melodies and Rabbi Symons leads services, including a sermon. Following services there is an Oneg Shabbat with wine, juice, challah, home-made desserts and fruit.

4th Friday – 7:00 pm – Family Services

Join Rabbi Symons as Andrea Guthrey leads the music for our family service.  We use a family service handout and some of our students take part in the service.  The Rabbi includes a birthday blessing for everyone (young and old) who have birthdays that month.  Usually there is  either a skit based on the Torah portion or a story instead of a sermon.  We provide candles for anyone who would like to join the group candle lighting at the start of services and we chant Kiddush together in the social hall after services.  Following Kiddush there is an Oneg Shabbat with child-friendly snacks.

Join Rabbi Symons for Friday night Shabbat Services using Mishkan T’filah. The singing is led by either the Temple David Choir, Andrea Guthrey or Cantorial Soloist Julie Newman.  Rabbi Symons leads the service including a sermon.  Following services there is an Oneg Shabbat with wine, juice, challah, home-made desserts and fruit.

Summer Months (June – August)

During the summer our evening services start at 7:30 pm and are held in our outdoor Sanctuary (weather permitting).  They follow the same pattern as our winter services with the choir singing on the 1st and 3rd Fridays and a family service on the 4th week of the month.

Shabbat Morning

All Shabbat morning services start at 10:00 am.  On Saturdays when there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah the services are more informal.  We move off the bimah to floor level and join together in a semi-circle.  Rabbi Symons leads the services, but participants take turns reading.  If a congregant hasn’t prepared to read the Torah portion then Rabbi Symons read from the Torah and one of the congregants reads and comments on the Haftarah portion.  Following services we join for a communal Kiddush and for challah and sweets.

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