Friday night services:
The First Friday of the Month:
An early service, open to all but with special content for young children. The service begins at 5:30 PM. We use Kol Hano'ar the new Reconstructionist siddur for children. The short service is followed by a lively vegetarian/dairy potluck supper.

The Third Friday of the Month:
6:15 PM service Farbrengen Friday: The tradition of a farbrengen, a joyous gathering for melody and learning in honor of holy Jewish time, comes out of Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidism. The JCA's farbrengen begins with a Kabbalat Shabbat service in which we emphasize the singing of, and absorption in, Jewish liturgical music over and above excessive words of orientation and explanation--something that can captivate the spirit even if you don't happen to be an expert in this music.

Following the service, we have a potluck supper, and as we sit around sharing our Shabbat meal, we sing zemirot and niggunim, (songs and wordless melodies) and invite people to offer words of Torah and wisdom, and maybe even explore other ways to experience our creativity in celebration of Shabbat.

All Other Fridays:
6:15 PM service in the long standing JCA style. Prayers in Hebrew and in English from Kol Haneshamah.
On occasion the service will be followed by a potluck supper and a program. Check the website or the JCA office voicemail for more information.
Shabbat morning services are at 10:00 AM.


On Tuesdays at 7:30 AM there is a traditional shacharit service.
On Wednesdays at 7:30 AM there is a shacharit meditation service.


If you have a yarzheit coming up and would like to have a weekday service, please let us know. Contact the JCA office at 256-0160, (email) or Aaron Bousel at 253-3544 (email).


Please Note:
A number of our members have allergies to perfumes, colognes and other fragrances. Please try to minimize the use of these products when coming to JCA services and other events. Please inform your guests about this policy. Thank you.


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Calendar
Shabbat HaChodesh, Parashat Tazria
Leviticus 12:1-13:59, Exodus 12:1-20
March 29, Friday
6:15 PM
Special service and oneg celebrating the founding of Hadassah
Service Leader: Diana Brewer

March 30, Saturday
Shabbat B'Yachad
9:15 AM
Shabbat Yoga
10:00 AM

Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner

April 1, Tuesday- Rosh Chodesh Nisan
Shabbat Metzora
Leviticus 14:1-15:33
April 4, Friday
5:30 PM

Intergenerational Shabbat Family Service and concurrent Tot Shabbat followed by potluck supper

April 5, Saturday
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Sam Brainin
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Sam Brainin
Shabbat HaGadol, Parashat Acharei Mot
Leviticus 16:1-18:30
April 11, Friday
6:15 PM

Musical Shabbat Service
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
April 12, Saturday
9:15 AM
L'Chaim Qigong
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Calder Robbins
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Calder Robbins

Pesach
April 14, Monday
First Seder begins at sundown
April 15, Tuesday
10:00 AM
First Day Pesach Services
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
6:00 PM
JCA 2nd Seder
Reservations required. more information
Shabbat Chol Ha Mo'ed Pesach
April 18, Friday
6:30 PM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
April 19, Saturday
9:15 AM
Shabbat Yoga
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
1:00 PM
Catherine Madsen will speak about the conference on Mordechai Kaplan she recently attended and at which she gave a presentation.

April 21, Monday- 7th Day Pesach
10:00 AM- 7th Day Pesach Services (Yizkor)
Shabbat Kedoshim
Leviticus1
9:1-20:27
April 25, Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

April 26, Saturday
9:15 AM
Shabbat Yoga
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Daniel Berlin

April 30/May 1, Wednesday/Thursday-
Rosh Chodesh Iyar


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