Shabbat Services at a Glance:
Friday Night: 6 pm oneg, 6:30 pm service
Saturday Morning: 10:15 am service followed by kiddush
Our Friday services begin at 6:30 pm, preceded with an oneg (refreshments) in our upstairs library at 6 pm. At 6:30 pm, we gather together in the galleria to sing the blessings over the candles, wine, and challah (bread). We continue to welcome Shabbat in the sanctuary. These services generally end around 7:45 pm.
On Saturday mornings, a group gathers at 9 am for Torah Study and refreshments; all are welcome to this group. Shabbat and Torah services on Saturdays begin at 10:15 am and generally last until noon. The service is followed by a kiddush (refreshments).
Special Shabbat Services
We have many special Shabbat experiences. Check out our calendar to see which are coming up.
- Liz Lerman Shabbat – A service combining worship and movement (for everyone) co-led by our congregant and MacArthur Fellow, Liz Lerman.
- Hanukkah Shabbat (December 15, 2017) – During the Shabbat of Hanukkah, everyone brings their Hanukkiah to the synagogue for services. This is always a brilliant, luminous, and fun service.
- Shabbat Shalom Around Town – Each winter, Temple Micah members invite one another into their homes for a Shabbat dinner. This Micah tradition is a wonderful way of strengthening old friendships and forming new ones.
- Shabbat Shirah – A special musical extravaganza Shabbat when we read the “song of the sea” Torah portion, and chant Mi Chamocha, a song for freedom, numerous different ways. The service includes an orchestra of members and both the youth and adult choirs.
Children at Services
We welcome children of all ages at all of our services. Our Youth Choir (made up of students in grades 2-4) sings once a month. Check our calendar for the next Youth Choir Shabbat. For families with young children, we offer monthly Young Family Shabbat services where children can get acquainted with the service and parents of young children can connect.