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Timing: The Jewish Sabbath begins at sunset on Friday and lasts until one hour after sunset on Saturday.
Historical Significance: On Shabbat, Jews mirror G-d’s day of rest on the seventh day after He created the world. Shabbat is the most important ritual observance in Judaism. It is the only ritual observance contained in the Ten Commandments. Many regard Shabbat as a day of restrictions, but its true purpose is to offer a day when we can set aside our weekday occupations and concerns and devote ourselves to higher pursuits and to spending quality time with our family and friends.
Observance: It is customary for families to welcome Shabbat every Friday evening with a traditional Sabbath meal, including wine and challah (braided egg bread). Special blessings are recited over both the wine and the bread prior to beginning the meal. It is also customary to light Sabbath candles.
Weekly Services at Temple
Erev Shabbat Services at 7:45PM
New! Monthly Family Shabbat Friday Night Services: From November through June, the first Friday of every month will be a Family Shabbat. Join us for a family-friendly service at 5:45 PM (There will be no 7:45 PM service on these dates), followed by an optional Shabbat dinner.
Shabbat Services at 10:15 AM
Followed by 11:45 AM Family Service, when Torah School is in session