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Religious Services

Daily Minyan

Our daily minyan gathers for morning and evening services currently on-site and on livestream. Weekday services are held at 7:30 a.m. on-site and 6:00 p.m., and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. On national holidays when the building is closed at 9:00 a.m.

Aliyot on Shabbat or at Daily Minyan

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 Shabbat Morning or Daily Minyan service, please be in touch with Judy Simkin in the Rabbinic Office, 410-486-6400 ext. 232. We’ll do our best to provide you a timely Torah honor, subject to each weekly schedule.

Shabbat Services

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.

Shabbat Evening

Kabbalat Shabbat Services are held each Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. on-site. 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

Shabbat Morning Services are held currently at 9:30 a.m., in person and on livestream 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 also available.

Festival and High Holy Day Services

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 traditionally 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.


List of all of our Shabbat offerings:

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.


For all ages:

  • Sanctuary Service
    Shabbat Morning Services are currently held at 9:30 a.m., in our Sanctuary, in person and on livestream, 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.
     
  • NEW this year! Shabbat Unplugged
    Welcome Shabbat in an "unplugged" musical style. Using our voices and the accompaniment of acoustic guitar, this joyful and spiritual service will be a shared experience of harmonious communal singing.  

              Fall 2024 dates will be released soon.        

  • Shir Shabbat with Rabbi Ben Shalva and the Shir Shabbat band
    Join us in song on Friday nights for a joyful, instrumental participatory Shabbat service for all ages. Come dressed casually, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine at 5:30 p.m., then at 6 p.m. share in our spirited, one-hour service filled with singing, clapping, and great music.

    2024: May 24, June 14 | Fall 2024 dates will be released soon. 
  • Amuno Minyan
    Intimate, very participatory, congregant-led Shabbat morning minyan. Congregants lead tefillot (prayers), read Torah, and give divrei Torah (sermons.) The Amuno Minyan meets 4-6 times a year.
  • Summer Shul
    During the summer months services are lay-led, casual, and participatory. They are held in the round. Leave your traditional Shabbat attire in the closet and break out your sandals (and socks if you must!


For children and families with young children

  • Family Service
    A place where students can lead the prayers, feel close to God, and connect to the larger Chizuk Amuno community. Led by Rabbi Seltzer, participation in the Family Service gives children a comfortable place to learn by doing. Specifically geared towards students in grades K-4 and their parent(s).

    Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Hoffberger Chapel
  • Torah for Tots
    An interactive family service with singing, dancing, praying, snacks, stories, and so much more, led by Michelle Gold, Director of Goldsmith Early Childhood Center. Specifically geared towards families with children from birth to five years old. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

    2024:  June 8 | Fall 2024 dates will be released soon.
  • Tot Shabbat
    Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
    Friday morning pre-Shabbat experience for infants and toddlers with their adult caregivers. Melissa Berman, Young Family Coordinator, leads this participatory musical session geared towards young children under 4.

    Fall 2024 dates will be released soon. 

 

Tue, June 25 2024 19 Sivan 5784