Shabbat is special at Temple Israel! Join us every Friday night for a glass of wine and appetizers 30 minutes before our Regular Worship Services (sometimes we even have special theme nights, like having “Margaritas and Mexican Munchies” or “Sangria and Tapas” before services). 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. with an Oneg dessert reception following. Our summer services (from mid-June to mid-August) are more informal and meet upstairs in the Media Center. Feel free to call the Office to confirm our Shabbat schedule and/or ask any questions you may have.
Our Saturdays are filled with a variety of worship opportunities and activities, depending on the week: special “Out of the Box Shabbat” Morning Worship (about monthly), Torah study every week at 9:30am, occasional “Learner’s Services,” special Shabbat classes, Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations, and Havdallah learning events.
Additionally, 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 (usually for Memorial Day Weekend, but occasionally on Labor Day as well), so you never know where you might find Temple Israel!
Make sure to check out our calendar to see what’s happening here … we invite you to try our special ways to experience Shabbat with Temple Israel!