Join Us in Worship
See the East End Temple Everywhere page for upcoming dates of our services.
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
Fridays at 6:15pm
All are welcome to join us in person as we welcome Shabbat.
- For online viewing, our services are streamed via Livestream.
- If you or anyone in your household are not feeling well or have been sick in the past five days, please stay home and attend the service online.
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 families with children ages birth-5, 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.
SHABBAT B’YACHAD: INTERGENERATIONAL SHABBAT
On the first Friday of each month, we’ll welcome Shabbat with music and stories for all ages! We will start with a pre-neg snack before services at 5:45pm, and begin singing together to welcome Shabbat at 6:15pm. This service is designed for all ages to worship together, and will include songs, stories, and birthday blessings.
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 Bet 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.