Shabbat Kodesh

All are welcome at this inspirational and uplifting prayer service, which is led by our clergy, Scholar in Residence 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 Fifth Avenue Sanctuary. Shabbat Kodesh services are usually accompanied by a Family Dinner. Shabbat Kodesh services are scheduled for the following dates:

    • November 6 – Service at 6:00 PM, Online Reception at 7:00 PM
    • January 29 – Online Service at 7:00 PM via Zoom, followed by the annual Religious School Sleepover
    • March 5 – Online Service at 6:00 PM via Zoom, followed by Religious School “l’chaim” at 7:00 pm
    • April 23 – Teen Leadership Shabbat – Service at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary and online
    • May 21 – 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.