We look back to the patterns of worship found in the Psalms and the heritage of our fathers. King David urges the congregation of Israel to sing aloud (Psalm 95:1,”Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD”), shout (Psalm 81:1, “shout joyfully to the God of Jacob”), play musical instruments (Psalms 150:4, Praise him with flutes and strings!”), clap (Psalms 47:2, “Clap your hands, all you peoples!”), and dance (Psalms 150:4, “praise him with tambourine and dancing”). So we go for the gusto and the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) carries us into His presence.
We also respect the ancient heritage of our Jewish people found in the Siddur and love for the Torah. We a avoid legalistic approach-rather than rushing through all the prayers, we select from the most important and ancient prayers, such as Ma Tovu (How Lovely), Barchu (Blessed!), Shema (Hear!), the Amidah (Standing prayers), Kaddish and Adon Olam, varying the prayers and songs from week to week to keep our services to HaShem (the Name) fresh and Spirit-led. As Daniel 7:13-14 and Philippians 2:9-11 reveal and command, we also exalt the Messiah, Yeshua.
Every month congregants read from the Torah and the rest of Scripture and each one gives a d’rash (personal interpretation)-our services our highly participatory and interactive, and once a month our Rabbi reads from Torah scroll and gives the d’rash. On the other weeks, our Rabbi emphasizes other parts of Scripture.
Experience a Shabbat morning service with a video.
Rejoice with us in the Spring festivals – Pesach (Passover), Bikkurim (Firstfruits) and Shavuot (Weeks).
Worship with us in the Fall festivals – Yom Teruah (Day of Blowing shofars or Rosh HaShana),Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles or Booths), a week long “season of our joy,” Shemini Atzeret (Eighth day Assembly), looking forward to the world to come) and Simchat Torah (Joy of the Torah).
Join us for other holidays – Hanukkah (Dedication), Purim (when we celebrate the heroism of Esther with an original, funny skit), Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom Ha-Matz-ma-ut (Israel’s Independence Day), etc.
Check our calendar to find out when the festivals will occur next and plan to join us!
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