Category Archives: Services

Details about specific, dated religious services as well as home worship, such as candle-lighting times.

Shabbat Services – April 2017

Friday, April 7

No Services Scheduled

Friday, April 14

No Services Scheduled

Friday, April 21

6:30 Led by ISJL Fellow

Ali Duhan, fellow from the Institute Jewish Life, will be making her Spring visit to Temple Shalom. Her schedule is as follows:

  • Friday evening, April 21 6:30 Shabbat Service for all ages.
  • Saturday morning, April 22 10:00 Torah Study.
  • Saturday afternoon, April 22 2:30 non-strenuous hike at Mt. Kessler (details in next week’s Chai-Lites). If it’s raining, we’ll meet at the Temple for board games.
  • Saturday evening, April 22 6:00 p.m. Dinner at R & R Curry Express 2576 W. Sunset in Springdale.
  • Sunday morning, April 23 10:00 Religious School event (Earth Day) theme.

Shabbat Services – March 2017

Friday, March 3

Rabbi-led Special Service at 6:30 pm
Naming Ceremony
This Friday’s service, led by Rabbi Jacob, will include a NAMING CEREMONY for five religious school students and one future religious school student.   All are welcome and encouraged to attend: everyone present is considered a witness on this joyous occasion.  Come participate and learn about this special community mitzvah!  Service will include songs led by religious school students — and, we hope, guitar music to back up our prayers.

Friday, March 10

No Services Scheduled

Shabbat Services – December 2016

Friday, Dec. 9

Nosh and Drash: This Friday at 5:00

Shabbat Service Preceded by Warm-Up

On Friday, December 9, Rabbi Jacob will lead a Shabbat service at 6:30.  The service will include songs led by our Religious School students.

The service will be preceded by something new:  A “Nosh and Drash” Service Warm-Up from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Here’s your chance to learn about the structure of the service, the meaning of the prayers, and prayer tunes, both new and old.

Substantial refreshments will be available, so you won’t have to be hungry during the service.

This Friday, among other things, we’ll be learning about Lecha Dodi and practicing a couple of the many tunes used for this beautify poem.  As always, your questions are welcome.

Please RSVP if possible.  Questions?  Contact Rabbi Jacob at or 479-200-1397.


Friday, December 16

Evening Lay-led Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbat Services – November 2016

Friday, November 4

No services scheduled

Friday, November 11

No services scheduled

Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Rabbi Eugene Levy, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Bnai Israel, Little Rock will hold Sabbath Services. He will also lead Torah Study at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Rabbi Levy was born in El Paso, Texas, and was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the University of Texas and the Rabbinic School at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. He served as the rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock from 1987-2011. After retiring, he has continued to work both with smaller Jewish congregations and with churches in Arkansas and Louisiana.

Saturday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Rabbi Allison Tick Brill, Assistant Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El, New York City will hold Havdalah (end of Sabbath) services and give a lecture on “Gratitude is a Jewish Tradition.” This event is a vegetarian potluck.

For further information please contact Stanley Rest at 479-283-0942.

Friday, November 25

No services scheduled

High Holiday Schedule 5777

L’Shana Tovah 

Rosh Hashana

First Day
Sunday, October 2
Evening Service -7:30pm

Monday, October 3
Morning Service – 10:00am
Childrens Service – 11:15am – 12:00 noon
Dairy, Veggie, Fish potluck lunch following services
Taslich & Dessert at Wilson Park – 2:30pm

Second Day
Tuesday, October 4
Morning Service – 8:30am
Kiddush & Refreshments – 11:00am
Service Continues – 11:30am
Dairy, Veggie potluck lunch following services

Yom Kippur

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Tuesday, Oct. 11
Kol Nidre – 7:30pm

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Morning Service – 10:00am
Children’s Service – 11:15am – 12:00 noon
Afternoon Service – 4:00 pm
Yizkor Service – 6:15pm
Concluding Service – 6:45pm
Evening Service – 7:30pm
Break-the-Fast (Dairy, Veggie, Fish) – 7:35pm


Shabbat Services September 2016

Friday Night Service Added for Tonight!  Sept. 2, 2016

A Friday evening service has been added to this week’s schedule at Temple Shalom.  Please join us Friday evening, September 2 at 6:30 p.m. for a traditional lay-led service.

Friday, September 9

Rabbi-led Service at 6:30 pm

Sing. Pray. Eat. Elul Begins

Join us on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 pm for a rabbi-led service with potluck to follow.
Music by Reb Jeremy Hess on guitar and Rabbi Jacob on mandolin.

Rabbi Jacob will usher in Elul (the month before the High Holidays) with the question: Why do we have a festive, celebratory meal on such a serious day as Rosh Hashanah.

Children from our Religious School will lead Oseh Shalom and Adon Olam. Come, enjoy, and reflect.

Friday, September 16

Lay-Led Service – Linzi Oppenheimer – at 6:30 pm

Shabbat Service June 2016

Friday, June 3
No services scheduled

Friday, June 10
Rabbi-led Services at 6:00 pm
Shavuot Service and Potluck Dinner and Tikkun

Food: Dairy, Potluck, and lots of dairy delights provided by Sisterhood to enhance our celebration.

Prayer Music: “Reb” Clarke Buehling & Rabbi Jacob

Tikkun: A variety of education and learning experiences.

Friday, June 17
No services scheduled

Friday, June 23
Lay-led Service by Daniel Levine at 6p