Whether it's our Erev Shabbat service, Out-of-the-Box Shabbat, Torah Study, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration, a Havdalah or other learning event, or special meditative or spiritual programs such as our Day Spa for the Soul, Shabbat is always special at Temple Israel!
Make sure to check out our calendar to see what’s happening and come join our special ways to experience Shabbat at Temple Israel!
Traditional Friday Evening/
When worshipping on-site, join us every Friday evening for a glass of wine and appetizers 30 minutes before our Regular Worship Service (sometimes we even have special theme nights.) We call this time our “Proneg” (because it is our pre-service “Oneg” ) and it is our chance to welcome you and get to know you.
Services begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by an Oneg dessert reception.
During the current online worship, our members are always welcomed with an opportunity to greet and chat before services via Zoom. After services, members enjoy the more informal Zoom breakout rooms to check-in with each other with a smaller group of friends. Our website and Facebook viewers experience the same warmth in our services, albeit without being interactive.
Night of 100 Menorahs
Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat
Out of the Box Shabbat
About once per month, we host a Saturday morning worship service called “Out of the Box Shabbat”. During this informal worship experience, our Rabbi focuses the readings and discussion on a theme from the week's Torah portion.
Shabbat on the Beach
We sometimes take our Shabbat service “on the road”; we’ve celebrated Shabbat as a community in Palm Beach Gardens several times as well as at the beach, so you never know where you might find Temple Israel! During this time of Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to be creative while still maintaining social distancing.
Our Shabbat morning Torah Study explores the parashah (weekly portion) from a variety of perspectives, including traditional, progressive, mystical and literary. Through thoughtful conversation and lively debate, we plumb the depths of our most important sacred text to discover the personalities, challenges and themes in the narrative that still affect our lives today.
This program attracts inquisitive minds and nourishes souls with the interactivity of participants who contribute questions, ideas and interpretations. No prior knowledge of Hebrew or text study experience is necessary to join this group, just a desire to learn more about our sacred text. Trust us, there is no better way to start your Shabbat morning!
Facilitated by our Rabbi with occasional guest facilitators, Torah Study begins at 9:30am every Saturday and is free and open to the entire community.