Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Shabbat & Holidays

Our worship services are inviting, fulfilling, comforting, joyous, and filled with music. We come from many places; our memories span the globe and many religious streams. We are creating Jewish experiences that embrace our heritage as they acknowledge the spiritual hunger and search for God in contemporary society. Come pray with us. Add to the sound of our voices. Together, we make a joyful noise.

At Temple Israel, we follow the tradition of Reform Judaism, observing all festivals. Our services are open to innovation and strike a harmonious chord with tradition. We hope our services reflect the joy that Judaism can bring to one’s life, and at the same time be an opportunity for self-reflection and reaching out to the community.

Shabbat

Qabbalat Shabbat

Join us every Friday at 6:00 p.m. to welcome Shabbat with music,  prayer, and study.

Soul Food Fridays

Join us for this monthly Qabbalat Shabbat Service for people in their 20’s and 30’s. This is a highly musical and engaging service led by Rabbi Matt Soffer and wonderful musicians. A free oneg of Jewish soul food follows the service. This is a great introduction to the Riverway community.

Torah Study

Join us on Saturday mornings for an hour of robust Rabbi-led text study. Torah study is preceded by a half hour prayer minyan and followed by a warm community kiddish. Please join us. No experience is necessary.

Tot Rock Shabbat

Tot Rock Shabbat is for kids 5 and under and held the second Friday of every month. The Riverway Band will lead us through a musical Shabbat service and dinner.

Thank Goodness It's Shabbat (TGIS)

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat (TGIS) is a special service on the first and third Saturday of the month for kids between 6 days and 6 years and includes dancing, singing, playing and praying.

Shabbat Mishpachah

Shabbat Mishpachah (Family Shabbat) is a Shabbat experience for Religious School families in grades K-4 including a festive Shabbat community dinner.

Walking Through the Door

Walking Through the Door is a program led by Rabbi Zecher and the women of Temple Israel to explore our spiritual life and enjoy Shabbat together.

Daily Minyan

Do you need a place to restore yourself at the end of the day? Our weekday minyan is lay-led and occurs when the building is open.

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High Holidays

a colorful array of services

In Person (tickets required)

Temple Israel members may purchase extra tickets for family members at a cost of $118 for each extra ticket. We offer non-members tickets for $180 each. This is a wonderful opportunity for any of your friends who are looking to try Temple Israel for the High Holy Days and to get to know the Temple Israel family. If they join during the year, their membership dues will be credited with the total price of the tickets. This is only applicable to those who have never been Temple Israel members in the past and is only good for one year.

Live Stream

All services are available through live stream. All you need to take part in the community services is a computer with a high speed internet.

Orange, Yellow, Silver, and Red

traditional services

The orange, yellow, silver, and red services are our traditional High Holy Day services. This year, we will be using the new Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, which Rabbi Elaine Zecher played a big role in creating. The choir and organ complement the worship experience. The complimentary red ticket is provided to students and military personnel.

Purple

experimental service

The purple service combines traditional and experimental elements to create a unique and evolving High Holy Day experience. Services are held “in the round,” creating a greater sense of intimacy and community. Traditional and contemporary music is interwoven and congregational singing with Cantor Einhorn is a key component. The service contains traditional elements such as sermons, but the order is changed and liturgy is interspersed with other texts.

Blue

older children and family service

The blue service is designed primarily for families with school-age children ages 7-13, and includes a complete High Holy Day service with a liturgy inviting everyone’s participation. This service also contains a sermon or story geared to children. We do not recommend this service for children under 7 years old. We encourage you to take children 6 years and under to rainbow service.

Rainbow

younger children's service

Join the clergy on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. with your children for an age-appropriate service to introduce the High Holy Days… and still be home in time for bed! A special prayer book, created by our clergy, is used at this service.

On the mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, join us at 8:45 a.m. for a shorter service designed for children ages 3-6 and their families. This service incorporates art projects, music, and movement.