Every Shabbat and on all Jewish festivals, our congregation gathers to worship together in the beauty of the Reform Jewish tradition. Shabbat is a time to pause each week and put aside the demands on our lives. It is a time for personal and collective reflection and renewal. The Community Synagogue offers a variety of worship experiences. We invite you as a member, visitor or guest to discover worship that is meaningful to you. Mishkan T’filah is the prayerbook we use for all services.
Service times may occasionally vary based on holidays and related special events. Call 516-883-3144 ext. 328 for exact times.
Friday Erev Shabbat Services
Erev Shabbat Service, 8:00 pm-This Shabbat service, held 2-3 times per month is conducted in Hebrew and English, with music that is engaging and participatory. A sermon or other opportunity for learning is included most weeks that there is an 8 pm service.
Shabbat "Rocks," Usually at 6:30 pm- Once a month we celebrate Shabbat at an earlier time with a joyous and uplifting musical Shabbat experience. There are some brief reflections offered, but no formal sermon, teaching or discussion.
“Second Shabbes” Congregational Family Shabbat Service, 6:30 pm- This is a short Shabbat service held one Friday of the month (almost always on the second Friday.) The service is for allages, but it is family-friendly, using aprayer book more appropriate for school children. Come prepared for lots of music, spirit and energy, often with the participation of our Religious School students.
Tot Shabbat Service, 5:30 pm, These services are geared for children six and under, though older siblings (and all family members) are welcome. These take place about 3-4 times a year. The Tot Shabbat Service includes a 20 minute service, family dinner and a craft project. Please contact Sue Friere to RSVP 516-883-3144 x316 or [email protected].
Saturday Shabbat Services
Torah Study, Saturdays, 9:00 am - 10:15 am- Start your Shabbat morning with a lively Torah discussion led by one of our clergy in the Boardroom.
Shabbat Morning Service - Main Sanctuary, 10:30 am- A celebratory service led by those becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah and the clergy. These services are open to all.
Shabbat "Havurah" Service - Beit T'fillah, 10:30 am- One of the clergy leads in this relaxed, informal service filled with ruach (spirit). Congregant volunteers are invited to participate in this supportive environment with a community atmosphere by reading from the Torah and/or participating in other ways.
Jewish Yoga Service
Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15, once a month. A yoga service using elements of traditional Jewish liturgy together with yoga exercises and intentions. Led by Rabbi Sam Pollak and Yoga instructor Beth Lipset. All levels are welcome. Contact the Clergy Assistant for upcoming dates. 883-3144- ext 328.