Every Shabbat (Friday) evening, led by our clergy at 6:15 p.m. Often our worship service includes blessings for congregants celebrating a special milestone such as a baby naming, wedding blessing, birthday or anniversary. In addition to our weekly Shabbat services at 6:15 p.m., led from our Reform Movement’s prayer book Mishkan Tefila: A Reform Siddur, we offer many special worship opportunities. These include:
- Simchat Shabbat – First Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Simcha means joy, and joy fills the room at this Shabbat experience for Preschoolers and their families. Our clergy join early childhood music leader Jennifer Woda in song and story each month. Following the brief 25-minute service, kids can enjoy an optional light meal (mac n’ cheese, fresh veggies and drinks). To learn more, contact Cathy Kaus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-447-9539.
- Kabbalat Shabbat – Second Friday of each month at 6:15 p.m.
This service, followed by a hot and hearty Oneg, includes contemporary music, a live band, a projected prayer book, and teachings offered in a spirited, informal environment. Often Kabbalat Shabbat worship serves is a setting for guest artists, teachers and activists to join our clergy in leading and inspiring us.
- Shabbat Atid (“The Future”) – Once a season, 6:15 p.m. Our clergy co-lead this Shabbat Worship for the whole community with Religious School students as readers and musicians, as the voices of many generations join together. This service happens once a season.
- Chevrei Tikva LGBT Shabbat – Third Friday of each month at 8:00 p.m.
All are welcome to participate in the Shabbat evening service led by members of our Chevrei Tikva Chavurah, which joined Fairmount Temple in 2005 offering special outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews, their families and friends. Chevrei Tikva is a welcoming Shabbat community, led with the siddur Shabbat V’Yinofash in our Lelyveld Center for Jewish Learning. Our Chevrei Tikva LGBT Chavurah often joins the Fairmount Temple weekly Shabbat service for worship: during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat in January, for LGBT Pride Shabbat in June, and for many Jewish festival celebrations.
On Shabbat mornings, we offer:
- Clergy-Led Shabbat Morning Worship – (See temple calendar for timing each week)
Joyous worship held at either 9:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. on many Shabbat Mornings in either our Bonda Chapel or Mandel Sanctuary, is led by clergy together with B’nai Mitzvah celebrants. Students guide the liturgy as they accept adult responsibility in the Jewish community, reciting and teaching from the Torah, and joining Anshe Chesed families and guests to celebrate our Shabbat worship and our Kiddush reception that follows.
If you are unable to attend a Shabbat Evening Service at 6:15 p.m.,
you may watch the service streamed live through your computer, iPad or smartphone.