Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Shabbat

Shabbat at UT

Shabbat Candles and Kiddush Cups

Services

The Kabbalat Shabbat service is conducted on Friday nights at 6:30PM.

Following Friday Night services there is an opportunity to socialize over coffee and dessert, at a member-sponsored Oneg Shabbat, special dinners and programs.

The Shabbat Morning service is conducted on Saturday mornings at 10:30AM.

Learn about the liturgy and its rituals at About Our Services. Meet our Rabbi and Student Cantor.

Shabbat Study

Saturday Morning Services are usually preceded by Shabbat Hevre, a study and discussion of Jewish texts led by our rabbi over bagels and coffee, at 9:00AM. The group studies selected Biblical texts in depth. See Upcoming Events for the current topic.

Shabbat for Children

Children’s Shabbat programs features music, stories, and art that get kids moving and singing. They are led by our popular and engaging young performers and musicians along with our student cantor.

See our Calendar for up-to-date scheduling details.

Special Shabbat Programs

cuttin-challah-2-webFamily Shabbat: First Friday of the month

We celebrate Family Shabbat with a lively Kabbalat Shabbat service for children of all ages and their families. Often, UT Religious School students help prepare and lead the service. Afterwards we enjoy a potluck dinner together.

Pizza Shabbat: Second Friday of the month

Following Kabbalat Shabbat services we enjoy deluxe Pizzas, soda and salad. Several times a year a popular movie is also shown.

Music Shabbat: Third Friday of the month

Following Kabbalat Shabbat services talented UT members and their friends; folk singers,  pianists,  cabaret artists, and others entertain us while we enjoy wine, cheese and and range of tasty delicacies.

Shiur Shabbat: Fourth Friday of the month

Following Kabbalat Shabbat services we enjoy a light buffet dinner. Then special guest speakers, often from among our members, address us on a wide range of topics; news, books, politics, arts, social justice, and more.

Brotherhood and Sisterhood Shabbats

Brotherhood and Sisterhood each host an annual Saturday morning service and luncheon. Members conduct the service along with the Rabbi and deliver the D’var Torah.