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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!
Join us every Friday evening for our worship service which begin at 6:30 p.m. Sometimes we even have special theme nights which we’ll announce ahead of time. For those in-person, our Oneg dessert receptions are outdoors, weather-permitting.
In addition to on-site worship, we also offer our services via Zoom and livestreamed to our website (and later saved to our website and Facebook page.) This allows those who cannot attend in-person to still experience the warmth of our services and see their temple peers via Zoom.
Night of 100 Menorahs Shabbat
Martin Luther King Jr. 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.
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!
Currently our Torah Study is only available via Zoom and is studying the Haftarah – the prophetic and historic books of the Bible. Meet the prophets and learn how their words and stories have become our words and stories.
Facilitated by our Rabbi with occasional guest faciltators, Torah Study begins at 9:30am every Saturday and is free and open to the entire community. (Please check our calendar for an occasional earlier start time when other programs conflict.)