Shabbat Services

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].


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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 Danny and Yoga instructor Beth Lipset. All levels are welcome. Contact the Clergy Assistant for upcoming dates. 883-3144- ext 328.

Torah Portion Schedule 5776 -2016-17





Saturday 08 Oct Parashat Vayeilech   Saturday 01 Apr Parashat Vayikra
Saturday 15 Oct Parashat Ha'Azinu   Saturday 08 Apr Parashat Tzav
Saturday 29 Oct Parashat Bereshit   Saturday 22 Apr Parashat Shmini


    Saturday 29 Apr Parashat Tazria-Metzora
Saturday 05 Nov Parashat Noach  


Saturday 12 Nov Parashat Lech-Lecha   Saturday 06 May Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim
Saturday 19 Nov Parashat Vayera   Saturday 13 May Parashat Emor
Saturday 26 Nov Parashat Chayei Sara   Saturday 20 May Parashat Behar-Bechukotai


    Saturday 27 May Parashat Bamidbar
Saturday 03 Dec Parashat Toldot  


Saturday 10 Dec Parashat Vayetzei   Saturday 03 Jun Parashat Nasso
Saturday 17 Dec Parashat Vayishlach   Saturday 10 Jun Parashat Beha'alotcha
Saturday 24 Dec Parashat Vayeshev   Saturday 17 Jun Parashat Sh'lach
Saturday 31 Dec Parashat Miketz   Saturday 24 Jun Parashat Korach




Saturday 07 Jan Parashat Vayigash   Saturday 01 Jul Parashat Chukat
Saturday 14 Jan Parashat Vayechi   Saturday 08 Jul Parashat Balak
Saturday 21 Jan Parashat Shemot   Saturday 15 Jul Parashat Pinchas
Saturday 28 Jan Parashat Vaera   Saturday 22 Jul Parashat Matot-Masei


    Saturday 29 Jul Parashat Devarim
Saturday 04 Feb Parashat Bo  


Saturday 11 Feb Parashat Beshalach   Saturday 05 Aug Parashat Vaetchanan
Saturday 18 Feb Parashat Yitro   Saturday 12 Aug Parashat Eikev
Saturday 25 Feb Parashat Mishpatim   Saturday 19 Aug Parashat Re'eh


    Saturday 26 Aug Parashat Shoftim
Saturday 04 Mar Parashat Terumah  


Saturday 11 Mar Parashat Tetzaveh   Saturday 02 Sep Parashat Ki Teitzei
Saturday 18 Mar Parashat Ki Tisa   Saturday 09 Sep Parashat Ki Tavo
Saturday 25 Mar Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei   Saturday 16 Sep Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech