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About our Services

Our services are warm and informal. We use Siddur Lev Shalem - the Conservative Movement's newest prayerbook, which includes many transliterated sections, as well as poetic offerings and explanations of the prayers.  In our services, we use a mix of Hebrew prayers and English readings, striving to find a balance that feels spiritually authentic for the entire community.

Kabbalat Shabbat:

Our joyful Kabbalat Shabbat services are usually accompanied by guitar and percussion, and feature melodies that are familiar to many, as well as brand new melodies by contemporary artists. To listen to some of our newest tunes, composed by Rabbi Kelilah Miller, visit the music page. 

Shabbat Morning:

Shabbat morning at Ohev shalom is tuneful, reflective, and participatory.  We choose accessible melodies for prayer, to encourage everyone to share in the singing. The Devar Torah (sermon) often includes opportunities for communal participation and discussion. On several Shabbat mornings throughout the year, we use a "nosh and drash" format - we pause before the Torah service for some bagels and a teaching by one of our rabbis or a special guest.  Please look at our calendar for "Nosh and Drosh" dates!

Weekdays:

It is a source of pride at Ohev Shalom that we have a weekday minyan that meets every day of the year. It is a wonderful way to start a busy day, to become acquainted with prayer in a shorter service, to try reading Torah for the first time, to say Kaddish for a loved one, or to support others who are saying Kaddish. 

Holidays:

When holidays fall on weekdays, we hold services at 8:00 (the usual morning minyan time) to allow even those who have commitments later in the day to participate.

 Service Times

Weekday Minyan/Shacharit
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM
Sunday and American Holidays 9:00 AM

Shabbat Services
Friday 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM
Service times on Friday evening may vary if there is a dinner or program. Please view the upcoming events on our home page or our on-line calendar.

Sun, July 12 2020 20 Tammuz 5780