Our daily minyan gathers for morning and evening services in the Hoffberger Chapel. Weekday services are held at 7:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. and Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. On Rosh Hodesh, Hol HaMoed, Purim, and Hanukkah, weekday morning services are held at 7 a.m. and on national holidays when the building is closed at 9:15 a.m.
Celebrating Shabbat each week, and gathering for prayer every day, we enjoy marking special personal and family occasions by sharing them with our synagogue family. We also enjoy honoring members of our community with Torah honors as individual expressions of gratitude and belonging. If you would like to receive an aliyah to the Torah or some other synagogue honor during a ShabbatMorning or Daily Minyan service, please be in touch with Judy Simkin in the Rabbinic Office, ext. 232. We’ll do our best to provide you a timely Torah honor, subject to each weekly schedule.
At Chizuk Amuno, Shabbat is a day to rejoice in the gift and experiences of our lives, to connect with our synagogue community, not only as an end to the week but also as a beginning to the week ahead.
At 6 p.m. we gather for an Oneg Shabbat and the chance to greet each other. Kabbalat Shabbat Services are held each Friday evening at 6:15 p.m. in the Hoffberger Chapel. We welcome Shabbat in friendship, with song, and traditional davenen as we come together, taking leave of the busy routine of our week.
Shabbat Morning Services are held in the Sanctuary at 9:15 a.m, where our rabbis and Hazzan lead us in a warm and engaging service of traditional prayer and davenen. Our services include Torah study and the consideration of Jewish values and ideas for our lives and our world. We strive to provide a sacred place for personal prayer and reflection. The service is occasionally enhanced by the participation of our synagogue choir. Each week our service embraces members who come to celebrate individual and family milestones. Most weeks parallel family services for children and adults, meet simultaneously followed by a special Kiddush and play.
On all Jewish holidays we come together as a community in celebration and prayer at our festival services. During the High Holy Days, services are held throughout the synagogue, including services in the Sanctuary, the Krieger Auditorium, the Stulman Auditorium, and family services for young families in the Esterson Auditorium, Hoffberger Chapel, and school Gymnasium. Special programs and religious services are also offered for children and students in preschool through high school.