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.


A listing of parshiot along with the readings for each aliyah
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Calendar
Shabbat Nitzavim/Vayelekh
Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30
September 19, Friday
6:15 PM

Shabbat Ne'eemah
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.
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
September 20, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
8:30 PM
Selichot Program and Service
Held at Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine St., Florence
See the High Holy Days Schedule for more information.
Rosh Hashanah
September 24, Wednesday
Erev Rosh Hashanah
5:45 PM - Teen Service and Schmooze
6:00 PM - Reconstructionist Service
8:00 PM - Masorti Service
There will be an oneg following each service.

 
September 25, Thursday
Rosh Hashanah- Day 1
9:00 AM - Reconstructionist Service
9:30 AM - Masorti Service
10:00 AM - Shofarot  for ages 10-12
11:30 AM - Family Service
4:00 PM - Tashlich

 
September 26, Friday
Rosh Hashanah- Day 2
9:30 AM - Masorti Service
9:30 AM - Mountain Service

See the High Holy Days Schedule for more information.
Shabbat Shuvah, Parashat Ha'azinu
Deuteronomy 32:1-52
September 26, Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Ruth Love Barer and Randi Stein
September 27, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
Yom Kippur
October 2, Friday
Kol Nidre
6:00 PM - Reconstructionist Service
8:00 PM - Masorti Service
 
October 3, Saturday
Yom Kippur Day
9:00 AM - Reconstructionist Service
9:30 AM - Masorti Service
10:00 AM - Shofarot for ages 10-12
11:30 AM - Family Service
5:20 PM - Minchah and Ne'ilah
See the High Holy Days Schedule for more information.
Sukkot
October 4, Sunday
10:00 AM
Sukkah Building
October 9, Thursday
9:30 AM - Sukkot Services
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

Shabbat Chol Hamo'ed Sukkot
Exodus 33:12-34:26/Numbers 29:17-22
October 10, Friday
6:15 PM

Farbrengen Friday
Service Leader: To be announced
October 11, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

D'var Torah: Judy Davis
Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
October 16, Thursday
9:30 AM
Shemini Atzeret Services (Yizkor)
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
6:30 PM
Simchat Torah Celebration
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

Shabbat Bereshit
Genesis 1:1-6:8
October 17, Friday
6:15 PM
Shabbat Ne'eemah
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.
Service Leader: Rabbi Weine
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October 18, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner

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