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Shabbat Services

Every Friday night we hold Shabbat services followed by an oneg (dessert reception). TAE’s Orchestra, our Temple Chorale, our Junior Cantors and Shirei Elohim participate on a monthly basis. Some of our services focus especially on children or adults. However, all of our services are open to everyone who would like to join us for an enriching prayer experience. We use Mishkan T’filah, the Reform Movement’s prayer book.



Shabbat at Temple Adat Elohim

Our congregation uses the, Mishkan T’filah. This text, provides a platform to create a unified prayer experience for our congregation and at the same time open doors for personal spiritual exploration.


Mishkan T’filah presents each prayer in Hebrew with an accompanying transliteration and faithful translation. Each prayer is then complimented with at least one creative reading based upon the meaning of the text. On the bottom portion of each page there are passages and notations to guide both the regular synagogue-goer and the first-timer. The editors of Mishkan T’filah continued the Reform Movement’s tradition of liturgical innovation, drawing from earlier prayer books and Reform ideology.


Starlight Shabbat
7:30 PM - Friday Evenings During the Summer Months

"Starlight Shabbat is a sensory experience; summer breezes and the scent of trees awakens a spiritual connection for me." Our summer services offer a nice change of pace and have become a favorite for many of our congregants. We have a beautiful courtyard that enables us to pray as the sun sets and the stars come out. The chairs are set in such a way that people are brought together. In recent years it has become customary for us to wear white, recreating the nostalgia many of us remember from summers away at camp!


Torah Service
7:30 PM - 1st Friday of the Month

This service includes a reading from the Torah, as well as a study and discussion of our sacred text.


Shabbat featuring our younger choir members
7:30 PM - 2nd Friday of the Month

This Shabbat Evening Service with Junior Cantors and Shirei Elohim, our younger temple members to lead us in prayer. The service is followed by an oneg.


Early Service
6:30 to 7:30 PM - 3rd Friday of the Month

This service is begins and ends earlier so that families with young ones can have chance to be home sooner. This service is sometimes led by out by one of our Religious School classes or TAE community groups.


The TAE Chorale and Orchestra
7:30 PM - 4th Friday of the Month

One of the original groups in our musical family, our all-member chorale leads and performs music that spans many generations of Jewish history. Under the direction of Stephanie Streja, our chorale leads services along with our orchestra.


This all-member instrumental ensemble performs over 200 pieces of music, specially arranged, ranging from Klezmer to Gospel, traditional to contemporary. The orchestra participates with the TAE Chorale, Shabbat Shira and community events. Together with our Chorale, they have helped to define the unique sound that represents TAE.


Shabbat/Yom Tov Service
10 AM - Every Saturday and Holiday

We have a Shabbat service every Saturday morning and a special Yom Tov service on Jewish holidays. These meaningful services include a Torah reading and a sermon or Torah study. On most Saturday mornings, the service is led b a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. We encourage the entire community to join us at each of our morning services and celebrate Shabbat and holy days together.


Saturday Afternoon Shabbat Service
5:00 PM - Please Check The TAE Calendar For Dates

On many Saturdays our congregation conducts an afternoon service in which a student becomes Bar or Bat Mitzvah. This service is open to the entire community and is announced in our Bazman and in Friday night pulpit folders.


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