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
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Calendar
Shabbat Acharei Mot/Kedoshim
Leviticus 16:1-20:27
May 1, Friday
5:30 PM
Intergenerational Family Service, Tot Shabbat, and potluck supper
May 2, 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: Rabbi Weiner
Shabbat Emor
Leviticus 21:1-24:23
May 8, Friday
6:15 PM
Farbrengen Friday (includes vegetarian potluck supper)
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
May 9, Saturday
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Seth Blain
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Seth Blain
Shabbat Behar/Bechukotai
Leviticus 25:1-27:34
May 15 , Friday
6:15 PM

Shabbat Ne'imah
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
May 16, Saturday
9:30 AM
Shabbat Yoga
10:00 AM

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

May 19, Tuesday- Rosh Chodesh Sivan
Shabbat Bemidbar
Numbers 1:1-4:20
May 22 , Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

May 23, Saturday
9:30 AM
Shabbat Yoga
10:00 AM
Service Leader: Catherine Madsen and Elyria Little
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner
Shavuot
Exodus 19:1-20:22, Numbers 28:26-31
May 23, Saturday
7:30 PM
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

May 24, Sunday
9:30 AM
Shavuot Services (Yizkor)
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

Shabbat Naso
Numbers 4:21-7:89
May 29, Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
May 30, Saturday
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Rory Sweeting
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rory Sweeting


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