Shabbat at Temple Adat Elohim
The TAE congregation uses the Mishkan T’filah, the prayer book for Reform Judaism. This text provides a platform to create a unified prayer experience for our congregation while at the same time opening new doors to spiritual growth on both an individual, family and community level.
Shabbat Family Service
This is our family service which begins and ends earlier so that families with young ones can have chance to be home sooner. This service includes birthday blessings and/or is sometimes led by one of our Religious School classes or TAE community groups. A truly meaningful Shabbat experience for family members of all ages.
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.
From 6:15 PM to 7:00 our littlest ones and parents experience an age appropriate Torah Service. A perfect way for our youngest TAE members to get acquainted with Torah!
“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 our congregation to pray as the sun sets and the stars come out. In recent years it has become customary for us to wear white, recreating the nostalgia many of us remember from summers away at camp! An altogether beautiful Shabbat experience — come join us to fully appreciate it!
Shabbat/Yom Tov Service
We have a Shabbat service in the sanctuary 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 by a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. We welcome and encourage the entire TAE community to join us at each of our morning services and celebrate Shabbat and holy days together.
Saturday Afternoon Shabbat Service
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. Look for announcements in our newsletter and in Friday night pulpit folders.