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 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
Shabbat Beha'alotekha
Numbers 8:1-12:16
June 5, Friday
5:30 PM

Intergenerational Family Service, Tot Shabbat, and potluck supper
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner

June 6, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service and kiddush honoring Jody Rosenbloom
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Rabbi Weiner

Shabbat Shelach Lekha
Numbers 13:1-15:41
June 12, Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
Community potluck supper following services
June 13, Saturday
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Gabriel Trobaugh
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Gabriel Trobaugh

June 17/18, Wednesday/Thursday
Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
Shabbat Korach
Numbers 16:1-18:32
June 19, Friday
6:15 PM
Shabbat Ne'imah
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
June 20, Saturday
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Caleb Ballantine
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Caleb Ballantine
Shabbat Chukkat
Numbers 19:-22:1
June 26, Friday
6:15 PM
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
June 27, Saturday
10:00 AM
Bar Mitzvah: Eli Kayser Hirsh
Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner
D'var Torah: Eli Kayser Hirsh
Shabbat Balak
Numbers 22:2-25:9
July 3, Friday
5:30 PM

Intergenerational Family Service, Tot Shabbat, and potluck supper
Service Leader: To be announced

July 4, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: To be announced
D'var Torah: To be announced
July 5, Sunday- Shiv'ah Asar B'Tammuz
On this date in 70 C.E. the Roman army broke through the walls of Jerusalem. Shiv'ah Asar B'Tammuz inaugurates a three week mourning period, culminating in Tisha B'Av. It is traditionally a day of fasting from dawn to dusk.
Shabbat Pinchas
Numbers 25:10-30:1
July 10, Friday
6:15 PM

Service Leader: To be announced
July 11, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: To be announced
D'var Torah: To be announced

July 17, Friday- Rosh Chodesh Av
Shabbat Mattot/Masei
Numbers 30:2-36:13
July 10, Friday
6:15 PM

Service Leader: To be announced
July 11, Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: To be announced
D'var Torah: To be announced
Shabbat Hazon, Parashat Devarim
Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
July 24, Friday
6:15 PM

Service Leader: To be announced
July 25 Saturday
10:00 AM
Service Leader: To be announced
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

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