Prayer Services


All are invited to the myriad of prayer services at Temple Emanuel.  Parents are encouraged to bring their children.  At our services you will find longtime Temple Emanuel members and newcomers, women and men, children and elders, people who want to learn new davening skills and people who just enjoy being in a cozy setting, people with limited Hebrew skills and expert daveners.

Please visit our Youth and Family Services page for information on additional service options for families.

Visit the Service Times page for up to date information about when services are held.


Kabbalat Shabbat

Traditional Kabbalat Shabbat Service – Fridays at 6:30 pm in the Gann Chapel

Shabbat Alive! – Fridays at 6:30 pm in the Rabbi Samuel Chiel Sanctuary


Shabbat Morning

Hashkama (Early) Minyan – Saturdays at 6:45 am in the Gann Chapel

    • The Hashkama Minyan, is a fully egalitarian, lay led-service that meets every Shabbat of the year, and is followed by a fabulous sit-down breakfast.

Shabbat Chapel Minyan – Saturdays (bimonthly) at 9:30 am in the Gann Chapel

  • The Shabbat Chapel Minyan is a fully egalitarian, traditional lay-led service that convenes twice monthly in the intimacy of the Gann Chapel. Members lead davening, chant Torah and Haftarah and deliver divrei Torah.
  • There are many opportunities for participating in the service and volunteers are needed and welcomed. Please contact one of the Minyan coordinators, Ralph Isberg or Sidney Kadish if you are interested in participating in this service.
  • Questions? Please contact Alan Shuchat.

The upcoming Shabbat Chapel Minyan dates for 2018-2019 (5779) are:

Sep 22*, Oct 13, Oct 27*, Nov 10, Nov 24*, Dec 15*, Jan 5, Jan 19*, Feb 16*,
Mar 9, Mar 23*, Apr 13, May 18*, Jun 8 and Jun 22

* On these dates, there will also be musical services, enhanced with instruments, in the Rabbi Chiel Sanctuary.

Read some of the selected Past Drashot / Divrei Tefila delivered by our participants.

Rabbi Samuel Chiel Sanctuary Service – Saturdays at 9:30 am

  • Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz, Rabbi Michelle Robinson, Hazzan Elias Rosemberg, Hazzan Sheini Daniel J. Nesson and Aliza Berger.
  • Our sanctuary service includes spirited congregational singing, a weekly Torah commentary, the commemoration and celebration of lifecycle moments and a sermon.

Daily Minyan and Kaddish Club

  • Daily minyan services are held twice each day to provide for the spiritual needs not only of its members but of the entire Jewish Community.
  • Our minyan is egalitarian, with participation available to everyone at his or her level of ability.  Learn more …

Yoga For the Soul Minyan

  • Meets Sunday mornings, several times throughout the year
  • Rabbi Michelle Robinson and Michelle Silberman Hubbard, Yoga Instructor 
  • In this innovative morning minyan we will be using our bodies to pray, our voices to chant, and movement to connect with holiness in a Jewish way.  Come awaken your senses as you awaken your soul.  Expect an uplifting morning service and a great sweat.

Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Meets Saturday mornings, several times throughout the year
  • Learn how to bring deeper meaning to your Judaism through meditation as well as to explore how meditation can quiet the mind and encourage positive thought in support of mind-body healing.

All are Welcome!