Category Archives: Services

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

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

Shabbat Service May 2016

Friday, May 6

Children-led Service at 6 pm

Friday, May 13

No Services Scheduled

Friday, May 27
Led-led Service Ilana Berman and Sivan Tuchman at 6:00 p.m.
This service will be a “Happy Hour Service” (BYOB)

This is meant as an adults only service. Please feel free to bring your favorite adult beverage.

We will provide some light bar snacks as well. Be ready to learn some new fun songs to accompany the usual service as well as our general merriment!

This is also a great opportunity to invite friends who are Jewish or non-Jewish alike.

 

Shabbat Services March 2016

Friday, March 4 at 6:00pm

Lay Led service with Daniel Levine

A dairy/vegetarian potluck at Darla’s house following the 6 pm service.  RSVP’s welcome but not required dpnewman@sbcglobal.net.

Friday, March 11 at 6:30pm

Rabbi-led service with Torah reading
An Oneg hosted by the Caplan family will follow the service.

Friday, March 18 at 6:00pm

Lay-Led Service Andrew Garber

Musical Shabbat

Musical Shabbat Weekend with Rabbi Cantor John Kaplan

February 26-28

 

We are pleased to welcome Rabbi Cantor John Kaplan for an exciting weekend of music and learning!  The weekend’s events include:

Friday, February 26  
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service – 7:30pm
The service will include a baby naming for Benjamin Arthur Zemke, son of Scott and Rivka Zemke and grandson of Sharon Berman. The service will be followed by an oneg sponsored by the family.

Saturday, February 27
Torah Study – 10am
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead a discussion of this week’s Torah portion Ki Tisa – Exodus 30:11-34:35  –  Tablets, Golden Calf, and Covenant: Mediating the Relationship with God

Potluck dinner, Havdalah, and sing along – 6pm
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead us in a sing along of familiar and new Jewish tunes, including favorites from Debbie FriedmanSunday, February 28
Religious School service – 10am

Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead religious school students in a short service before students break into their classes.


Rabbi Cantor Kaplan currently serves Congregation B’nai Israel in Jackson, TN and is Cantor Emeritus for Temple Israel in Memphis, TN. In addition to cantorial responsibilities, Rabbi Cantor Kaplan also has a background in officiating at life cycle events, adult education programs, and “congregational caring”, as well as experience on various non-profit boards.  Originally from Texas, he currently lives in Memphis, TN with his wife Linda.

Shabbat Services February 2016

Friday, February 5, there will be a Rabbi-led service at 6:30. The service will include a special Torah reading.

It is also a special Scout Shabbat. Our Temple-member Scouts will be participating in leading the service. If you know of any Jewish Scouts whose families are not Temple members, please let Rabbi Jacob know. We would love invite their participation.

The Torah portion this week is Mishpatim, which raises the question, “Can a human being really see God?” Rabbi Jacob will lead a brief discussion during the service that is sure to be interesting and enlightening.

The evening will culminate in a usual epicurean Oneg. Hope to see you there!
Friday, February 12
No Services Scheduled

Friday, February 19
Service with ISJL fellow at 6pm

Please join us for several events with a special guest this weekend as our ISJL Education Fellow, Leah Apothaker, will be visiting for the last time!
Friday 2/19 – Leah will be leading a fun family-friendly service at 6pm followed by a POTLUCK! Please contribute to a dairy/vegetarian meal. (No meat; fish allowed)
Saturday 2/20 – Leah will be leading the community Torah (text) study at its regular time (10a-12p)
Saturday evening 2/20 – Leah will be organizing an event for Hillel students (Details TBA!)
Sunday morning 2/21 – Leah will be hosting an extra special educational event for the kids at Religious School during its regular time (10a – 12p)
Contact Ilana Berman with any questions at iberman9@gmail.com.

Friday, February 26
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service – 7:30pm
The service will include a baby naming for Benjamin Arthur Zemke, son of Scott and Rivka Zemke and grandson of Sharon Berman. The service will be followed by an oneg sponsored by the family.

Saturday, February 27
Torah Study – 10am
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead a discussion of this week’s Torah portion Ki Tisa – Exodus 30:11-34:35 – Tablets, Golden Calf, and Covenant: Mediating the Relationship with God

Potluck dinner, Havdalah, and sing along – 6pm
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead us in a sing along of familiar and new Jewish tunes, including favorites from Debbie Friedman

Sunday, February 28
Religious School service – 10am
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan will lead religious school students in a short service before students break into their classes.
Rabbi Cantor Kaplan currently serves Congregation B’nai Israel in Jackson, TN and is Cantor Emeritus for Temple Israel in Memphis, TN. In addition to cantorial responsibilities, Rabbi Cantor Kaplan also has a background in officiating at life cycle events, adult education programs, and “congregational caring”, as well as experience on various non-profit boards. Originally from Texas, he currently lives in Memphis, TN with his wife Linda.

Click here to read more about Rabbi Cantor Kaplan.

Rabbi Kaplan

Rabbi Kaplan

Shabbat Services, January 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016
No Services Scheduled

Friday, January 15, 2016
No Services Scheduled

Friday, January 22
No Services Scheduled

*January 23rd – Shabbat morning service at 10am conducted jointly by Rabbi Jacob and recent Bat Mitzvah, Myriah Dorf. It is a delight to see a young person taking responsibility for the conduct of worship services. We hope this is just a beginning.  (*This service is required for students preparing for B’nai Mitzvah in the next 12 months).

Friday, January 29
Shabbat Service at 6pm
(followed by a dairy/fish potluck)

Temple Shalom will welcome Rabbi Jeremy Simons, ISJL Director of Rabbinic Services on Friday, January 29 as part of a long weekend of spiritual learning and fun for the entire family.

Rabbi Simons will lead our Friday evening service starting at 6pm. It will be followed by a community dairy/fish potluck dinner.

Saturday, our regularly scheduled Torah study time will enjoy the participation of the rabbi. Later that afternoon, there will be an adult education session (4:30pm) followed by Havdallah and a dinner at a local restaurant. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

We’ll round out the weekend with a children’s service at 10am on Sunday, January 31. Then from 11am to 12:30pm, our teens, along with teens from Congregation Etz Chaim, will enjoy a discussion session and lunch with Rabbi Simons at Jose’s Mexican restaurant.

It’s sure to be a spiritually uplifting weekend for everyone in the family. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for as much of the weekend as you can fit into your schedule.

Shabbat Candles

Volunteers to lead services in future months are welcome!  If no one responds, none will be scheduled.  Contact Darla atdpnewman@sbcglobal.net or 479-521-3119.

Hanukkah Service

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 4:30

Please join us this Saturday at 4:30 pm for the first Hanukkah Afternoon Service. This shabbat afternoon service will include the traditional Hanukkah Torah reading. And, of course, Havdalah and Hanukkah candle-lighting will follow the service.

Here’s another reason for you to show up for this special service… The oneg will include sufganiyot (jelly donuts), a favorite Sefardic Hanukkah food.

If you have not experience the mitzvah of the Hanukkah Shabbat, you’ll want to be there tomorrow.

Important Note: This service is a required event for pre-b’nai mitzvah students.

Hanukkah Candle Lighting, 2015 / 5776

Candles Day Date Heb Date

1 Candle at sundown Sunday 12/6/2015 24th of Kislev 5776
2 Candles at sundown on Monday 12/7 25th of Kislev 5776
3 Candles at sundown on Tuesday 12/8 26th of Kislev 5776
4 Candles at sundown on Wednesday 12/9 27th of Kislev 5776
5 Candles at sundown on Thursday 12/10 28th of Kislev 5776
6 Candles at sundown on Friday 12/11 29th of Kislev 5776
7 Candles at sundown on Saturday 12/12 30th of Kislev 5776
8 Candles at sundown on Sunday 12/13 1st of Tevet 5776

(For 12/6-12/10, light candles after 5:02 pm; 12/11 light before 4:44 pm;
12/12 light after 5:45 pm; 12/13 after 5:04 pm)

Simchat Torah

Join us on Friday for our festive Simchat Torah Celebration.
Here’s the schedule:

5:30 — “Preneg”— Refreshments before the service.

6:30 — Family Simchat Torah Celebration with Torah Parade, Dancing with the Torah, and Torah reading!

8:00 — Adult Simchat Torah celebration—Adults who wish to stay may continue the celebration in a more adult manner.