Join Us in Worship
East End Temple is a celebration of community and spirit. We gather in
our beautiful sanctuary for a reflective and uplifting musical prayer
service. Our regular Kabbalat Shabbat service takes place every Friday
night at 6:15 pm, and is about one hour and fifteen minutes long. Using
Mishkan T’fillah, the Union for Reform Judaism’s current prayer book,
our service weaves a combination of Hebrew and English prayers and
modern and traditional melodies. Come join us in welcoming Shabbat at
our elevating and inspiring service. All are welcome.
Shabbat Services in our Sanctuary
Fridays at 6:15 pm
To see our EET songbook, click here.
Select Saturdays at 10:00 am
Other Shabbat Services We Offer:
One Friday night a month we celebrate Simchat Shabbat, an enhanced musical service featuring our own EET 17th Street Band, led by Grammy Award Winner Ben Wisch. These lively services are followed by a community dinner, guest speaker or program and then a dessert reception.
Upcoming Simchat Shabbat Dates (6:15 pm):
September 20, November 15, December 6
Tot Shabbat: For tots, infant through K, this is a special musical sing-along service for our youngest members. The service features singing, dancing and story-telling. Following the service, we have a Shabbat oneg with candle lighting, challah, and juice.
Family Services: Family Services will be offered on the last Friday of the month. This will be a lively and engaging Shabbat service created especially with children ages 6-10 in mind. A wonderful opportunity for families to have the experience of a Friday night service that is welcoming and accessible.
In summer months we are fortunate to enjoy Shabbat in Stuyvesant Square Park, just outside our front door. Join us for a special Friday evening service in this casual setting with a condensed 30-minute service followed by a community potluck dinner. (6:15pm)
On occasional Saturday mornings, we gather for an informal, learning-style service. This special service was created by the members of our Sh’ma Project, EET’s community organizing project. Its informal approach offers a unique opportunity to come together in prayer and conversation while serving to strengthen the EET community, and gain a greater understanding of what we say and sing during services. While it is not a children’s service, families are welcome to attend together and childcare is available.
Upcoming Sh’ma Havdalah Dates (6:15 pm)
Check back soon for new dates!