6:15 p.m. Shabbat Service (Every Friday): This Friday evening service is a one-hour celebration of music and spirit with our Rabbis, Cantor, and a live band, that welcomes in the Sabbath in the most beautiful of ways. It is preceded by Kabbalat Shabbat Nosh at 5:30 p.m. in Udko Annex. Childcare is available.
Soulful Shabbat (the first Friday of each month except October, January, and April): Our Clergy and lay volunteers set out to create an uplifting, musical, and energetic Shabbat experience and that is what you will find in our Soulful Shabbat service. These adult services begin at 8 p.m. and have developed into a monthly tradition for many. With its unique sounds, jazz band, and of course, our decadent dessert oneg, created by our dedicated committee immediately following the service, Soulful Shabbat cannot be missed.
Family Shabbat Service (the first Friday of each month except October, January, and April): On the same evenings as the Soulful Shabbat service, but at 6:15 p.m., the Sanctuary is buzzing with the music and excitement of our families with school-aged children. The Family Shabbat Services feature our signature visual t'fillah and are loved by our Elementary and Religious School families. On these evenings, a grade level dinner is also offered for individual Elementary School grades.
Shabbat Morning Minyan (Every Saturday): The Minyan is a traditional Shabbat service that meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. for prayer and study.
Thursday Morning Minyan (Every Thursday when School is in session): Just after drop off at 7:30 a.m., all are welcome for a traditional Thursday Morning Minyan with Cantor Nathan Lam in Plotkin Chapel.
Tot Shabbat (Four Saturdays each year at 10 a.m.): Tot Shabbat is a time for parents and their young children (ages birth-5) to celebrate Shabbat together with songs, fun, and special activities with Rabbi Spike Anderson, Ditza, and other special guests. This is an ideal way to introduce a Shabbat tradition into your young family.
Family and Me Shabbat (Two Saturdays each year at 10 a.m.): Family and Me Shabbat is similar to Tot Shabbat but is held in the Early Childhood Center and geared towards children ages 0-2 and their families.
At Wise, we feel you can never have too much Shabbat. So, we hope that these varied opportunities will offer a meaningful worship experiences for you – whether you attend on your own, with young children, adult family members, or with friends. We look forward to welcoming Shabbat with you.
For specific times and information for all services, click on the live up-to-the minute Temple's calendar.