Category Archives: Services

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

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 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.



Family Megillah Reading
Friday, March 6 at 6pm

Join us on Friday, March 6 at 6pm for a family megillah reading. The megillah reading will be followed by a potluck dinner (dairy/veggie/kosher fish).

If you’re feeling festive, feel free to come in costume!

Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 8 at 1pm

Please join Temple Shalom Religious School for our annual Purim Carnival — all Temple Shalom members and friends welcome!
Time: Sunday, March 8 at Temple Shalom from 1-3:30pm; Carnival and snacks from 1:00-3:00; Megillah reading by Daniel Levine from 3:00-3:30
$5 admission per person for snacks and treats (popcorn, cotton candy, hamantaschen, etc.)
Gift bags for all children!
PLEASE wear costumes!
RSVP to Erin Cohen (so we have enough food!)

Israeli Shaliach Tomer Barash Visits

Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30pm

Join us on Wednesday, January 28 for a conversation with Shaliach Tomer Barash. All our welcome to attend as the discussion helps tie Jews like those in our community with Israel and will help us understand why Israel matters to the Diaspora. The conversation will be suitable for all ages.

Cheese pizza will be provided and we ask those attending to bring a side. Food will begin at 5:30pm and the conversation will get going at 6pm. Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza to bring.

Friday, January 30 at 6pm

Please join us on Friday, January 30 for a 6pm lay led service led by Andrew Gaber, followed by a potluck dinner at 6:30pm.

Following dinner, Tomer will lead a discussion on the basic questions Israelis ask themselves about future directions for security and economy, and how Israel deals with and overcomes the challenges it faces.