Shabbat Services – Come Celebrate Shabbat at Temple B’nai Or

Guests, Jewish and not, are most welcome! All Shabbat Services are open to the public.

This innovative schedule of services offers a variety of worship modes and prayer experiences throughout the month. We understand that everyone comes to worship with differing prayer needs, often based on age, aesthetics, or type of spiritual sensitivity. This schedule has allowed more of our congregants to become part of the worshipping community at Temple B’nai Or.

SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE: For the months of July and August, our Friday evening Shabbat Service is always at 7:00 PM. Weather permitting, we worship outside. During inclement weather, we worship in the Beit Midrash.

When What Time Description
1st Friday Shabbat Mishpacha 6:30 pm Family-friendly service with birthday blessings
2nd Friday Torah Explorers 5:45 pm A brief happy service for children aged Pre-school to Grade 1, with songs, and prayers followed by Shabbat dinner. It’s so much more than a “Tot Shabbat”
Torah Shabbat 7:30 pm  Shabbat Service with a Torah reading
3rd Friday Choir Shabbat 7:30 pm A beautiful service accompanied by our congretional choir, Kolot Or, with sermon or guest speaker
4th Friday Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm Welcoming Shabbat – an earlier, shorter, informal service – meditative and musical
5th Friday Shabbat Hamishee 6:30 pm A brief service where we explore alternative ways to worship
Saturday Shabbat Service 10:30 am Services held only when a B’nai Mitzvah is scheduled


High Holy Day Services

Join us at Temple B’nai Or for the High Holy Days. Members are welcome to purchase tickets for visiting family members, and we proudly participate in the JFED Metropass program. Tickets are not required for the Family Service on Rosh Hashanah, the Family Service on Yom Kippur and the Concluding Service on Yom Kippur.

Temple B’nai OR 5780/2019 High Holy Day Worship Schedule
Sept 29 Sept 30 Oct 8 Oct 9
Erev Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah Kol Nidre Yom Kippur
Evening Morning Congregational Reception Family Service Taschlich Evening Morning Yom Kippur Interim Program Family Afternoon Yizkor & Concluding Service Congregational Break Fast
Time 8:00 PM 10:00 AM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:45 PM 8:00 PM 10:00AM 12:15PM 2:00 PM 3:30 PM After Concluding Service
Tickets Yes Yes  No* No* Yes Yes No* No* No*

* Services open to the community, but please bring your tickets with you.