Emanu El is our spiritual home. As a house of prayer, we gather together in congregational worship to seek God's presence, to share our lives as Jews and to be part of the community of Israel. Some are seeking to discover, some to rediscover, all to experience the richness of our Jewish heritage. Because people come to Emanu El from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and lifestyles, our worship services offer diversity in time and style, blending the traditional with the contemporary in prayer and song.
On Shabbat eve, we typically have two services at 6pm. Both offer the opportunity to catch the spirit of Shabbat. One is an informal service where the music is often on guitar. The other service, led by our rabbis and youngsters becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah, is more formal with music by our cantor and professional choir.
We continue the celebration of Shabbat in the morning at 10:30am with two services. One is an informal, participatory service where all are invited to share reading, singing and being part of a warm and welcoming community. The other service is led by young adults who are becoming bar or bat mitzvah.
Children & Families
TOT Shabbat – on the first Friday of each month at 6pm, young families gather for a Shabbat experience celebrating through story and song. Throughout the year there are many other Shabbat experiences for early readers and their families.
Our daily Minyan led by trained volunteers is held at 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and offers opportunity for daily prayer including saying Kaddish for a loved one.