Outdoor Shabbat

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Worship Schedule

Friday, December 19
6:15 p.m. Shabbat Chanukah! filled with music, a story-sermon, birthday blessings and a special Chanukah Oneg afterward.

Saturday, December 20
Torah Portion: Mikeitz, Gen. 41:1-44:17
Haftarah: Zechariah 4:1-7
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Berk
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Al Kohn; Torah Reader: Maxine Endy; D’var Torah: Fern Kohn (Chanukah Program)
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, December 26
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service, followed by an oneg.

Saturday, December 27
Torah Portion: Vayigash, Gen. 44:18-47:27
Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Michael Middleton
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Joe Oppenheimer; Torah Reader: Jim Spievak; D’var Torah: Naomi Woods

Friday, January 2
8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, January 3
Torah Portion: Va-y’chi, Gen. 47:28-50:26
Haftarah: 1 Kings 2:1-2:12
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Sydney Wexler
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Eric Whinston; Torah Reader: Sydney Wexler; D’var Torah: Bob Wolfson

Friday, January 9
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service, followed by an Oneg
8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, January 10
Torah Portion: Sh’mot, Exod. 1:1-6:1
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28; 29:22-29:23
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Michael Berk
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Debra Frischer; Torah Reader: Gordon Glenn; D’var Torah: Jay Harris

Friday, January 16
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, with special guest Yavilah McCoy, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, January 17
Torah Portion: Va-eira, Exod. 6:2-9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Jordie Gerson
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Al Kohn; Torah Reader: Leslie Mark; D’var Torah: Yavilah McCoy

Friday, January 23
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Simcha (6th Grade Service & Dinner)
6:00 p.m. Teen Shabbat Experience
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, January 24
Torah Portion: Bo, Exod. 10:1-13:16
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Marty Lawson
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: tba; Torah Reader: tba; D’var Torah: John Yochelson

Friday, January 30
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, January 31
Torah Portion: B’shalach, Exod. 13:17-17:16
Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Michael Berk
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Eric Whinston; Torah Reader: Naomi Woods; D’var Torah: tba

Friday, February 6
6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Simcha (5th Grade Service and Dinner)
8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, February 7
Torah Portion: Yitro, Exod. 18:1-20:23
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-9:6
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Jordie Gerson
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: tba; Torah Reader: tba; D’var Torah: Howard Hian
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah
4:00 p.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, February 13
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service, followed by an Oneg
8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, February 14
Torah Portion: Mishpatim, Exod. 21:1-24:18
Haftarah: II Kings 12:5-16
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Michael Berk
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: tba; Torah Reader: tba; D’var Torah: Chuck Helsel

Friday, February 20
6:00 p.m. Teen Shabbat Experience
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, with special guest and Scholar in Residence Professor Leah Hochman, followed by an Oneg. (Scholar in Residence dinner starts at 7:30pm)

Saturday, February 21
Torah Portion: T’rumah, Exod. 25:1-27:19
Haftarah: 1 Kings 5:26-6:13
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Professor Leah Hochman
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Eric Whinston; Torah Reader: Leslie Mark; D’var Torah: Dan Linn

Friday, February 27
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, February 28
Torah Portion: T’tzaveh, Exod. 27:20-30:10
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 or I Samuel 15:2-34
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Marty Lawson
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Dan & Sandie Linn; Torah Reader: Nancy Handwerger; D’var Torah: Louise Winheld
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, March 6
6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service
8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, with special guest Rabbi Sanford Ragins, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, March 7
Torah Portion: Ki Tisa, Exod. 30:11-34:35
Haftarah: 1 Kings 18:1-39
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: Rabbi Jordie Gerson
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leaders: tba

Friday, March 13
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service, followed by an Oneg
8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, March 14
Torah Portion: Vayak’heil-P’kudei, Exod. 35:1-40:38
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:22-36
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: tba
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Al Kohn; Torah Reader: tba; D’var Torah: tba

Friday, March 20
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, March 21
Torah Portion: Vayikra, Lev. 1:1-5:26
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-25
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: tba
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leaders: tba

Friday, March 27
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, March 28
Torah Portion: Tzav, Lev. 6:1-8:36
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: tba
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leaders: tba

Friday, April 3
TBA: First Night Traditional Congregational Passover Seder
8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, April 4
Torah Portion: 1st Day of Pesach, Exod. 12:27-42, 13:1-10
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:1-15 (Song of Songs is read)
8:30 a.m. Torah Study; Leader: tba
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leadesr: tba