Erev Shabbat Friday Nights:
1st Friday: Three Part Harmony begins at 6 PM, with musical accompaniment
Other Fridays: Services begin at 7:30 PM, with the exception of certain special programs
Shabbat Saturday Mornings:
8:45 AM Bagel Breakfast 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:00 AM Services
Additional services are held for festivals – please check the synagogue calendar for details.
Our services emphasize congregant participation. All services include English readings, transliterations and translations of all Hebrew prayers. Singing makes up a large portion of our services. We also invite you to worship with us as we observe all Jewish holidays. The full schedule of services and events is listed on our calendar.
Shabbat in Three Part Harmony is a unique, monthly intergenerational Shabbat program held on the first Friday of each month. It begins with Tot Shabbat at 6:00 pm, followed by a congregational potluck dairy/vegetarian dinner at 6:30 pm, the night concludes with Intergenerational Family Services at 7:00 pm. This festive evening also features musical accompaniment.
There are many special Shabbat programs including guest speakers, congregational dinners, Shabbat Schmooze (shorter service followed by extended leisurely dinner) and Shabbat al Fresco (service outdoors on the patio).
Shabbat morning at Or Hadash begins with a bagel breakfast as we gather with our rabbi to actively study and explore the weekly Torah reading in English.
An interactive and participatory Shabbat morning service follows at 10 am.
Our approach to Judaism emphasizes participation and hands-on involvement that enriches both the participant and the community. There are many opportunities for congregants to get involved in all aspects of synagogue life. Some examples include working with others on social action (tikkun olam), planning events that build community, joining a havurah (smaller community within the community), participating in the Purim Shpiel, joining in on the work of committees, singing in the choir, Torah chanting, and lay leadership of services or Torah study. We encourage you to explore our many avenues of participation.