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 Musical Shabbat 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 rest of 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.


A listing of parshiot along with the readings for each aliyah
(both full reading and triennial) can be found here.
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Calendar
Shabbat Matot
Numbers 30:2-32:42
July 18, Friday
6:15 PM
Musical Shabbat
Service Leader: Diana Brewer
July 19, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leaders: Ruth Love Barer and Randi Stein
D'var Torah: To be announced
Shabbat Masei
Numbers 33:-36:13
July 25, Friday
6:15 PM

Service Leader: Ruth Love Barer and Aaron Bousel
July 26, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Diana Brewer
D'var Torah: Diana Brewer
July 28, Monday- Rosh Chodesh Av
Shabbat Hazon, Parashat Devarim
Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
August 1, Friday
5:30 PM

Shabbat Under The Sky- Special Family Service and program held at Groff Park in Amherst.
August 2, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
Tisha B'Av
August 4, Monday
Erev Tisha B'Av
8:00 PM

Service and chanting of Eicha (Lamentations)
August 5, Tuesday
Tisha B'Av
No services at JCA

Shabbat Nachamu, Parashat Va'et'chanan
Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
August 8, Friday
6:15 PM
Farbrengen Friday
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
August 9, Saturday
10:00 AM
B'nai Mitzvah: Max Abramowitz and Elijah Flint
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
Divrei Torah: Max Abramowitz and Elijah Flint
Shabbat Ekev
Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
August 15, Friday
6:15 PM
Musical Shabbat
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
August 16, Saturday
10:00 AM
Aufruf of Deborah Galaski and Benjamin Barer
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Deborah Galaski
Shabbat Re'eh
Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
August 22, Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
August 23, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner

August 26/27, Tuesday/Wednesday- Rosh Chodesh Elul
Shabbat Shofetim
Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9
August 29, Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
August 30, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
The kiddush will be co-sponsored by:
Ken Schoen and Jane Trigère in honor of their wedding anniversary
and by Aaron and Patience Bousel in commemoration of the yahrzeit
of Aaron's father, George Bousel.
Shabbat Ki Tetze
Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
September 5, Friday
5:30 PM
Intergenerational Shabbat Family Service followed by potluck supper
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
August 6, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
Shabbat Ki Tavo
Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
September 12, Friday
6:15 PM
Farbrengen Friday
Service Leader: To be announced
September 13, Saturday
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Cole Davis Brand
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

D'var Torah: Cole Davis-Brand

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