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 Second 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.

The Third Friday of the Month:
6:15 PM service Shabbat Ne'eemah Service
This service features a small group of instrumental and vocal musicians, our "musical daveners" who set the tone for a soul inspiring service with the congregation joining in the singing and chanting.
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.
On Thursdays at 5:30 PM there is a mincha or ma'ariv service, depending on the season.

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.

A listing of parshiot along with the readings for each aliyah
(both full reading and triennial) can be found here.
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Shabbat Pinchas
Numbers 25:10-30:1
July 10, Friday
6:15 PM

Service Leaders: Richard Cohen and Eliza Gouverneur
July 11, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Catherine Madsen
D'var Torah: To be announced

July 17, Friday- Rosh Chodesh Av
Shabbat Mattot/Masei
Numbers 30:2-36:13
July 17, Friday
6:15 PM

Shabbat Ne'imah
Service Leader: Diana Brewer

July 18, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leaders: Ruth Love Barer and Randi Stein
D'var Torah: To be announced
Shabbat Hazon, Parashat Devarim
Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
July 24, Friday
6:15 PM

Service Leader: Yossi Bryer-Charette
July 25 Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Yossi Bryer-Charette
D'var Torah: To be announced

Tisha B'Av
July 25, Saturday
8:00 PM
Service and Chanting of Lamentations
Service Leader: Rabbi Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser

July 26, Sunday
No Services at JCA
Shabbat Nachamu, Parashat Va'etchanan
Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
July 31, Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Gordon Freed
August 1, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
Shabbat Ekev
Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
August 7, Friday
No services this evening

August 8, Saturday
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Phillip Brainin
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Phillip Brainin

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