Shabbat Kodesh

All are welcome at this inspirational and uplifting prayer service, which is led by our clergy, Lifelong Learning Director Saul Kaiserman and members of our Religious School faculty and builds upon the curriculum and community of the Religious School.

Services are generally held at 7:00 PM in the Beth-El Chapel, but are sometimes scheduled as our regular Shabbat Service at 6:00 PM in the 5th Avenue Sanctuary. Shabbat Kodesh services are usually accompanied by a Family Dinner.  Shabbat Kodesh services are scheduled for the following dates:

    • November 6th- Service at 6:00 PM, Online Reception at 7:00 PM
    • January 29th – Online Service at 7:00 PM via Zoom, followed by the annual Religious School Sleepover
    • March 5th – Online Service at 6:00 PM via Zoom, followed by Religious School “l’chaim” at 7pm
    • April 23rd – Teen Leadership Shabbat – Service at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary and online
    • May 21st – End of Year Shabbat Service – Service at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary and online, including a celebration of all students earning Religious School with Honors; followed by an online reception

All temple members and prospective Religious School families are encouraged to join us for these services and family dinner. To register, follow the link (when posted) to the event page.

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Shabbat Kodesh Social Story

For families with children with special needs, please download this copy of our social story for the next service.

Shabbat Kodesh Prayers & Blessings

The Shabbat Kodesh Family Worship Service is similar to the worship conducted in our Religious School and enables our students to build a prayer community with their families and other Emanu-El members. The following prayers and blessings are offered to help with preparation for the service. Listen below, or download the complete PDF file.