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Shabbat

Friday Night Services

At Temple Chai, we celebrate Shabbat every Friday night in our sanctuary. Our Kabbalat Shabbat (lit. "Welcoming Shabbat") services are held at 6:30, with an Oneg preceding the service at 5:45. On the first Friday of every month from November through June, we offer a later Kabbalat Shabbat service with Torah reading, starting at 7:30 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m.

We also observe Shabbat on Saturday mornings with our weekly worship at 10:30 in the morning. The services are led by experienced and capable lay leaders, and include readings from both the Torah and Haftarah, as well as the Mi Shebeirach prayer for healing and Kaddish for those who are mourning a loved one. A short Kiddush follows the conclusion of the service.

Shabbat Morning Worship

A Taste of Torah
Every Shabbat Morning at 9:00 AM (with refreshments at 8:30 AM)

Explore the rich and fascinating tradition of our text through invigorating and exciting discussions of the weekly parsha (Torah portion) with an emphasis on its relevance to our everyday lives. Occasionally, we will explore other subjects as they relate to the calendar (such as upcoming holidays).  No prior knowledge of Hebrew or registration is required.  Participants are invited to stay for Shabbat Worship following the session.

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Lay Led Shabbat Worship
Every Shabbat Morning at 10:30 AM

Shabbat Worship is held every Saturday morning, year round, beginning at 10:30 AM. These services are led by experienced and capable lay leaders, and include readings from both the Torah and Haftarah, as well as the Mi Shebeirach prayer for healing and Kaddish for those who are mourning a loved one.  A short Kiddush follows the conclusion of this intimate, participatory service.

Special Shabbatot

Shabbat Under The Stars

Temple Chai holds special Shabbat Under the Stars on various Friday evenings throughout the year.  This is a spiritied Shabbat celebration for everyone: members and non-members alike. Bring your own picnic dinner, friends and family to a service you won't forget. Rain or shine, the picnic is followed by Kabbalat Shabbat Worship "Under The Stars."

Tot Shabbat Experience

Temple Chai's Tot Shabbat program meets on the first Erev Shabbat (Friday Evening) of the month. The program starts at 6:00 p.m. but we invite your family to join us at 5:30 p.m. for an optional Shabbat dinner beforehand. We will serve an optional pasta, salad and bread dinner-- $5 adults / $3 kids 2-6 years old  and under 2 years old are FREE!!

Our TOT Shabbat experience will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by our mini Oneg. Please RSVP to Cathy Schwartz - cschwartz@templechai.org - if you plan to order dinner, but also let us know if you are planning on bringing in your own dinner (kosher style) so we can have enough tables and chairs set up!!