Category Archives: Services

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

Sign Up for Lay Led Services

Our community is small, it takes all of us to make it work.  Below is a link to Sign Up Genius to volunteer for leading Lay Led Services so that we can come together on Friday nights to celebrate Shabbat.   If you have any questions about leading a service, Rabbi Jacob and Stanley Rest will guide you through what you need to know.

Leaders are responsible for bringing one or two Challahs.

Volunteer for Lay Led Services 




Shabbat Services – January 2018

Friday, January 5

No services scheduled

Friday, January 12

No services scheduled

Friday, January 19

No services scheduled

Friday, January 26 –  Meditative Service

Rescheduled to Friday, January 26, 2018 

Mark your calendars! Rabbi Jacob’s meditative Shabbat service, originally scheduled for January 19, has been rescheduled to Friday, January 26. Josh Bassarear will be providing guitar music.

All prayer can be meditative.  It is Rabbi Jacob’s hope that the experience of a service focused on meditation will emanate to all your prayer life.


Questions?  Contact Rabbi Jacob at or 479-200-1397.

Shabbat Services – November

Friday, November 3

No services scheduled

Friday, November 10

No services scheduled

Sat., Nov. 11, 10:00 am
Rabbi-Led Service

Join Rabbi Jacob for a Shabbat morning service.  You think you’ve heard them all, but that week’s Torah reading is Chayei Sarah; one of the exciting Parshas in the entire Tanach.

  • Meet the original Wonder Woman — Rebecca!
  • Hear the nasty secrets when Esau sell his birthright for nothing more than some lentil stew!
  • You’ll be on the edge of your seat when Abraham sends his servant away with many fabulous gifts… But for what?
  • And the shocking ending nobody expected; father and son get married to new wives one after another.

Friday, November 17

No services scheduled

Friday, November 24

No services scheduled

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