Shabbat

Temple Judea offers a variety of Shabbat experiences.  Friday evenings always end with refreshments and social time.
The Israelite people shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout the ages as a covenant for all time: it shall be a sign for all time between Me and the people of Israel. For six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He ceased from work and was refreshed.(Exodus 31:16-18)

Shabbat with Rabbi Elliot Strom

Friday, June 2 7:30 pm

Musical Shabbat Celebrations and Munchkin Minyans with Cantor Paul Frimark

Friday, March 24 7:30 pm - Remembering Debbie Friedman
Friday, April 28 - 5:45 pm - Pizza Dinner, 6:15 - Munchkin Minyan, 7:00 - Grade 3 Class Service
Friday, May 12 7:30 pm - Israeli Music service

Jewish Renewal with Rabbi Simon

Friday, April 14 7:30 pm - Traditional (sort of...) Friday evening service.
Join Rabbi Simon for a more traditional service, exploring older modes of davenin' and learning about the spiritual value of nusach (traditional melodies).

Saturday, April 15 9:00 am Torah Study
Ezekial and the Valley of the Dry Bones - The Haftarah (reading from the Prophets) for this Shabbat of Passove is chapter 37 of the Book of Ezekiel, giving the prophesy of the raising of the dead. How do we see this today? What do Jews believe about death, afterlife and rebirth?

Saturday, April 15 10:30 am - The Kabbalah of Passover
How do Kabbalists understand the Seder? How doees the Seder take us through the Name of God to experience true Freedom?

Friday, May 5 7:30 pm - Erev Shabbat Meditation and Chanting Service
Come join us for a service that plumbs the depth of our Soul and relationship with God. No experience necessary, just a curiosity to experience the Divine. Especially for people who think "I can't meditate."

Saturday, May 6 9:00 am Torah Study - What does it mean to be holy?
Through the Torah portion Kedoshim we will explore what it means to be "holy." Why is holiness necessary for the positive future of the world?

Saturday, May 6 10:30 am - Getting Ready to Receive Torah
May 31 is the holiday of Shavuot when we received the Torah. The Kabbalists have a unique take on this observance. Is Torah only given once, or is Revelation ongoing? How do we prepare for Revelation? Come learn.

Family Shabbat services are geared towards families with elementary aged children, and feature lively and contemporary Reform movement music. Experience prayer in a meaningful way for children using the Gates of Prayer for Young People siddur and a "tidbit of Torah" from Cantor Frimark related to the week's Torah portion.

Shabbat at the Lake: During the summer months services are held outdoors at Peace Valley Park. We gather for dinner, either bring your own or pizza sponsored by congregants. Shabbat at the Lake takes place the 3rd Friday of each month during June, July, and August. Check the calendar for details and location.

Munchkin Minyan offers lots of singing, dancing, and Shabbat fun for our pre-school children and their families. Munchkin minyan beings at 6:00 pm and is held most months throughout the year usually followed by a pizza dinner. Celebrate Shabbat with your little ones, feed them and take them home to bed! RSVP to the office for dinner.

If you are looking for a more traditional Shabbat service using our Mishkan T'filah (the Reform movement prayer book) with familiar congregational melodies and a d'var Torah on the week's Torah portion check the calendar.

Spiritual Renewal Shabbat services with Rabbi Simon offer a different approach to the celebration of Shabbat. If Jewish Renewal is new to you, come and learn new melodies and refresh the spirit with words of wisdom. If this is a familiar experience for you then you will feel right at home.

Each Shabbat at Temple Judea is an uplifting and joyful spiritual experience full of music, song, and meaningful prayer. It offers a respite from the day-to-day along with an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Shabbat offers the comfort of community to families who may be dealing with difficulties and those who have suffered losses.

Some are seeking to discover, some to rediscover and learn, and all to experience spirituality. From the familiar music and prayers that may have been part of our personal Shabbat experience since childhood, to the timely messages for living and thriving as Jews in a modern world, our services meet our most fundamental needs. These services inspire us to know ourselves more deeply and to be connected to our heritage and our community in a way that adds renewed meaning to our lives. They also remind us to put our faith in action for each other and for Tikkun Olam, "repairing the world."

 

 

Temple Judea of Bucks County
38 Rogers Road
PO Box 109
Furlong, PA 18925

 

For questions or membership information, call or email
P: 215.348.5022 | F: 215.268.3410 | judea@templejudea.org