Category Archives: Services

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

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

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