Join Us in Worship
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Shabbat at 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’filah, 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
Click here for an online version of our prayer book, Mishkan T’Filah.
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.
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 will be offered one Friday of each month. This is 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 welcome Shabbat in Stuyvesant Square Park, just outside our front door. Join us in this casual setting for a condensed 30-minute service. Some congregants bring provisions for a Shabbat picnic dinner in the park.
In coordination with our B’nei Mitzvah schedule, we offer services on selected Saturday mornings.
On occasional Saturday evenings, we gather for a brief service to end Shabbat, followed by a potluck dinner. This special service was created by the members of our Sh’ma Project, EET’s community organizing cohort. This informal approach offers a unique opportunity to come together in prayer, conversation, and noshing, while serving to strengthen the EET community. Families are welcome to attend together.