Our Friday Night services welcome Shabbat through a combination of many different services. From Shabbat Renewal, which is often celebrated in the Freedman Levit Sanctuary, more traditional services are also held in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel, and special & family friendly services are held in the Barg Sanctuary. We also have an alternative Shabbat services for Families & children, Click Here for more information.
Shabbat morning is the main service in Judaism. Our Sabbath morning services, whether in the Sanctuary, J.B. Greenfield Chapel or the Museum Minyan, consist of basically three parts: the Shaharit Service, the Torah Service including an aliyah given by a Bat or Bar Mitzvah, and Musaf. The entire service typically lasts about two-and-a-half hours. Following the service, everyone is invited to join in the Kiddush, where refreshments are served.
A welcoming community that includes all ages from newborns to ninety, the Museum Minyan's traditional egalitarian service on Shabbat mornings begins at 9:15. Come enjoy our spirited service and join in the weekly Torah and Haftarah discussions. Lay lead, we have a talented mix of members and rabbis who daven, leyn Torah, and give divrei torah. We conclude our service with a Kiddush, where you'll have a chance to meet and visit together with new as well as long-time Museum Minyaners. We also enjoy davening together for the High Holidays.
J.B. Greenfield Chapel
The J.B. Greenfield Chapel provides a warm and welcoming community for daily, Shabbat and festival prayers. Services in the Chapel are traditional with mixed seating. The Chapel offers a minyan led by our members every morning and evening, 365 days a year. Our gabbaim go out of their way to welcome newcomers to the service, whether they are visiting from out of town, coming to say Kaddish for a loved one, or congregation members attending for the first time. All are invited to breakfast following each weekday morning minyan. Our service is particularly “family-friendly” on Shabbat morning, when all pre-b’nai mitzvah youngsters are invited to participate in the concluding prayers, and a tasty kiddush follows for all. There is also a Torah study class led by Rabbi Diana Siegel after kiddush. Rabbi Daniel Horwitz serves as the rabbi of the J.B. Greenfield Chapel.