Shabbat

All of our Shabbat Services are open to all in the community, free of charge. 

You are invited to stay for our Onegs following services and enjoy some refreshments. 

Meet Rabbi Howald,  and our dynamic Congregants…. and make new friends!

                 SHABBAT  SUMMER SCHEDULE.
                All Summer Shabbat Services will be in our Social Hall.
            
Fri, Aug 3        7:30pm     SHABBAT FAMILY SERVICE –    Birthday & Anniversary Oneg
Sat, Aug 4      10:00am    TORAH STUDY  
                         11:00am     SHABBAT SERVICE
Fri, Aug 10      8:00pm    KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE, CHOIR,  ONEG       
Sat, Aug 11     10:00am    TORAH STUDY 
                         11:00am      SHABBAT SERVICE      
Fri, Aug 17       8:00pm    KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE, special guest clergy, Cantor Lauren Bandman,   Oneg.
Sat, Aug 18     10:00am    TORAH STUDY  
                          11:00am    SHABBAT SERVICE              
Fri, Aug 24       8:00pm    KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE, ONEG 
Sat,  Aug 25    10:00am    TORAH STUDY       
                           11:00am   SHABBAT SERVICE
Fri, Aug 31        8:00pm    KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE, ONEG
                  
SHABBAT SHALOM  or GOOD SHABBES is the warm greeting you will receive from our friendly ushers upon entering Temple Israel for Shabbat Services.

In the Torah it is written, “On the seventh day, God finished the work and ceased from all the work and God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because on it God ceased from all work of creation.”  (Genesis 2:2-3).

CELEBRATE YOUR SHABBAT YOUR WAY! 
Shabbat is the only observance mentioned in the Ten Commandments.  It is a day to rest, pray and study Torah.
At Temple Israel, there is a special Shabbat Service just for you.  Our services are in English, with transliterations and translations offered in our prayer books for prayers recited in Hebrew.  We use the new Mishkan T’filah prayer book for our Shabbat Services.

NO SHUSH SHABBAT, a special Shabbat Service for special needs children and their families on the first Friday of the month at 6pm.  The service is open to special needs children ages 4 and up.  There is participation in welcoming Shabbat by helping to light “electric” Shabbat candles, opening the Ark doors and carrying their own Torah Scrolls as they follow the Rabbi in a joyous Torah procession in the sanctuary (Hakafah) as well as song and prayer.  Children also learn about Shabbat and holidays.  The Service closes with a sweet ending of grape juice and mini sweet challah rolls.  Children must be accompanied by parent(s).  Please call the office 718.727.2231 to rsvp your child’s personalized seat.  Services resume Oct. 5, 2018. check out our latest flyer

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The first Friday of every month is devoted to our families with our FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE shabbat
which includes a special blessing for those celebrating BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES during the month. 
Mishkan T’Filah for Youth is the child friendly prayer book used in this service with simple prayers,
readings, explanations, and beautiful illustrations.
Children participate in this family friendly Shabbat Service by reading poetry and reciting prayers.    
A special story is told by our master story teller Rabbi Howald.  
The service is followed by our extra special BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY ONEG.
I*Shabbat – the “I” is for “Interactive” … perfect for families with young children.           IMG 1779
I*Shabbat is a lively Shabbat Service with movement, song and dance.  
Rabbi Howald tells a special story and teaches us about prayers. 
Student Cantor Jennifer leads us with cool moves.
There is fun guitar music played by Jim.
A sweet ending of prayer, juice and mini challah rolls caps this wonderful experience. 
This 35 minute service is held on the 3rd Friday of the month starting at 6pm.   
Our Next I*Shabbat Service will resume October 19, 2018.
Please confirm date and time by checking our website calendar.
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Barbara, Blanche, Sonia & Sheila are prepared for Shabbat.
Kabbalat Shabbat Services are held the rest of the month on Fridays at 8pm followed by Oneg. Saturdays start with Torah Study in the Library at 10am, followed by Shabbat Service at 11am.
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A Saturday morning Torah Study session .  Our students range from those in their teens to their eighties.
  
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Jaimie Blackman & Pam Carlton provide the gift of song on a Saturday Shabbat Service.

Friday Night Shabbat Schedule

 

Family Shabbat Service

Music, song, youth participation in poetry reading and prayer and a story from our Master storyteller, Rabbi Michael Howald.

 

every 1st Friday

 

7:30 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

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Kabbalat Shabbat Service

2nd and 5th Friday

3rd Friday

4th Friday

8:00pm
I- Shabbat (Interactive Shabbat)  a 35 minute service filled with music, movement & song –  perfect for families with young children.  3rd Friday of each month (Sept. through June)  6:00pm
 No-Shush Shabbat – a  30 minute  Shabbat Service for special needs children and their families.

Children participate in welcoming Shabbat, singing and praying.  Service ends with juice & challah.

 1st Friday of each month (Oct through June)  6::00pm

Saturday Morning Shabbat Schedule

Torah Study

Shabbat Morning Service

                10:00am

11:00am

 

 

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SPECIAL SHABBAT SERVICES

SHABBAT ROSH KODESH:  Shabbat falls on the night of the new moon. 

SHABBAT SHUVAH: The Shabbat of Return is the Shabbat that falls beween Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur also known as the Ten Days of Repentance.  “Repentence” is the usual theme. 

SHABBAT KHOL ha-MOED SUKKOT:  This Shabbat falls during the intermediate days of Sukkot.

SHABBAT BEREISHIT: The Shabbat of Beginning or the Sabbath of Genesis is the first Shabbat after Simkhat Torah and marks the opening of the annual cycle of Torah readings once again with Genesis 1:1-6:8.

SHABBAT CHANUKAH: This is the Shabbat that falls on the Friday during the 8 days of the Chanukah holiday.

SHABBAT SHIRA: a Shabbat which falls on or before Tu B’Shevat.  It is the Shabbat of Song to correspond with the parashat B’Shalam which includes the Song of the Israelites sang after they crossed the Red Sea.   Our Adult and Youth Choirs perform with their gift of song.  A true musical delight for the ears, come & enjoy.  

SPRING SHABBATS:  There are four special Shabbats during the spring.  The first two occur before Purim and the second two after Purim  In addition to the weekly Torah portion for each of these Shabbats, a maftir is read from a second sefer torah.  The four Shabbats are        

1.  Shabbat Shekalim – This Shabbat coincides with Rosh Khodesh Adar (or Adar 11 in a leap year).                             

2.  Shabbat Zakhot – THe Shabbat of Remembrance falls before Purim.  The maftir (Deuteronomy 25:17-19 calls on the Jews to remember what Amalek (Haman is a descendant of Amalek, an enemy of the Jews) did to you.                               

3.  Shabbat Parah: this is the Shabbat of the Red Heifer.  A Heifer is an animal whose ashes were used for ritual purifications.       

4.   Shabbat ha-Khodesh:  The Shabbat of the month takes its name from opening words of the maftir.

SHABBAT HA-GADOL:  Shabbat Ha-Gadol (Great Shabbat) is the Shabbat before Pesach (Passover). The sermon was usually about preparations for Pesach, and this special Shabbat commemorates a preparation for the original Pesach in Egypt. Shabbat Ha-Gadol (The Great Sabbath) commemorates the 10th day of Nissan, when the Hebrew slaves took the lambs that they were going to offer for Pesach and tied them up outside their homes, to keep until they offered it on the 14th (Ex. 12:3-6). According to tradition, this was a dangerous thing to do, because Egyptians worshipped sheep, but miraculously, instead of slaughtering the Hebrews, the Egyptians instead fought with each other over whether the Hebrews should be sent away already.The special haftarah reading for this Shabbat is Malachi 3:4-24. This messianic prophecy regarding the end of days and the return of the prophet Elijah is read at this time because it is believed that Elijah will return at Pesach. This is why we include a cup for him in our seder rituals

 

 

 

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