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.


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
November 23, Sunday- Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Shabbat Vayetze
Genesis 28:10-32:3
November 28 , Friday
6:15 PM

Service Leader: Yossi Charette
November 29, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leaders: Catherine Madsen and Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Joan Saperstan
Shabbat Vayishlach
Genesis 32:4-36:43
December 5, Friday
5:30 PM
Intergenerational Family Service and concurrent Tot Shabbat
followed by vegetarian potluck supper.

Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
 December 6
, Saturday
10:00 AM
Renewal Service in the small sanctuary
Service Leaders: Felicia Mednick and Sara Schley
Regular Shabbat Services in the main sanctuary
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Randi Stein

Shabbat Vayeshev
Genesis 37:1-40:23
December 12, Friday
6:15 PM
Farbrengen Friday
Service Leader: To be announced
December 13, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner

December 16, Tuesday- Erev Hanukkah
Light first candle after dark.
Shabbat Hanukkah
Parashat Miketz
Genesis 41:1-44:17, Numbers 7:30-35
December 19, Friday
6:15 PM
Shabbat Ne'eemah
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

December 20, Saturday
9:15 AM
Shabbat Yoga
10:00
AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
December 22/23, Monday/Tuesday- Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Shabbat Vayigash
Genesis 44:18-47:27
December 26 , Friday
6:15 PM

Service Leader: To be announced
December 27, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Catherine Madsen
D'var Torah: To be announced
Shabbat Vayechi
Genesis 47:28-50:26
January 2 , Friday
5:30 PM
Intergenerational Family Service and concurrent Tot Shabbat
followed by vegetarian potluck supper.

Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

January 3, Saturday
10:00 AM
B'nai Mitzvah: Abby Seltzer and Matthew Seltzer

Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
Divrei Torah: Abby Seltzer and Matthew Seltzer

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