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Saturday Services


Often featuring special life cycle events like B'nei Mitzvah, our Saturday services will help you honor the special separation between Shabbat and the rest of the week.

9:00 am Early Torah Study
Come study the weekly Torah portion with our rabbis and cantors. No preparation, special training, or advance registration is necessary, only an open mind and willingness to share ideas.

10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service
This service, led by our rabbis and cantors, often includes the Bar or Bat Mitzvah of one of our teens as well as the traditional elements of a Shabbat morning service: prayers, responsive readings, music, reading from the Torah, and a d'var Torah (interpretation of the weekly Torah portion). On mornings when there is no Bar or Bat Mitvah, our rabbi or cantor may use this opportunity to conduct a Learner's Service and explain different aspects of the service or liturgy.

5:30 pm Afternoon and Havdalah Service
We hold this service when there is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. It includes all elements of our Shabbat morning service with the addition of the Havdalah ceremony. Havdalah, which means "to separate," is a brief but moving ceremony that uses all of our senses to help us honor the separation between Shabbat and the rest of the week.

Special Havdalah Services
Special Havdalah Services

Several times during the year, we offer the opportunity to end Shabbat with community, song—and often, food! Havdalah in the Sand, is an annual service we hold on the Eastern Shore for our beach-going congregants and their families. Tot Havdalah is held in the late afternoon and features a concert and light dinner for families. Our EmptyNesters also host an annual summertime Havdalah service and dinner at Temple.