Shabbat

At Temple Emanu-El, you have the opportunity to experience Shabbat in a variety of different ways.

 

We'll drive you to Temple!

We are very pleased to announce that Jewish seniors and disabled adults who cannot drive to Temple can now get rides to any Temple-sponsored event!  To request a ride, please call Sheryl Sitser at (520) 465-4323 (NOTE NEW NUMBER AS OF AUGUST 2013).  Rides are on a first come, first serve basis.  Please call four or five days ahead.  Each person is asked to give a $5.00 donation for each round trip.  We look forward to seeing many more of our senior congregants at services and other events!

Reform Shabbat

 
Reform Shabbat Every Friday evening between September and May   7:30 pm

Register for our next Simply Shabbat Dinner here!

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Services are led by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, Rabbi Batsheva Appel, and/or Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg in the Rubin Family Sanctuary or the Schlanger Chapel. 

 

Occasionally, we hold a Shabbat dinner prior to services.  

Upcoming Simply Shabbat Dinners:

TBA

Please check back with us
 

 

Northwest Shabbat Evening

Northwest Shabbat Evening

For 2015: August 28, September 18, October 23, November 13, December 11

For 2016: January 29, February 19, March 18, May 20

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Service

 

RSVP for dinner now!

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If you're in the Northwest, we're bringing Shabbat to you!

 

Temple Emanu-El invites everyone to join us for fun, festive celebrations of Shabbat at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo Del Norte.  The evening starts at 6:00 pm with a delicious Shabbat dinner of kosher chicken (vegeterian option available upon request), side dishes, and salads.  Then, Rabbi Batsheva Appel and Northwest Cantorial Soloist Lindsey O'Shea lead a festive, joyous Shabbat service at 7:00 pm.  After the service, join friends new and old for desserts and conversation.  Everyone is welcome - bring all your friends.  Please call (520) 327-4501 to RSVP for the dinner by the Wednesday prior (dinner is $12 for Temple members, $14 for non-members, free for kids under 13; there is no fee for coming just to the service). 

 

Northwest Shabbat is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

Chardonnay Shabbat

Chardonnay Shabbat

Every Friday evening through the summer,
and some holiday weekends during the year

5:00 pm Pre-oneg Wine & Cheese

5:45 pm Service

The summer sun may be blistering and the monsoon clouds billowing, but at 225 North Country Club Road at 5:00 pm, the air is cool, the mood relaxed, and the Chardonnay chilled. No, it’s not Happy Hour—it’s Chardonnay Shabbat at Temple Emanu-El!

 

Beginning at 5:00 pm, congregants, visitors and guests meet in the Sy Juster Social Hall to socialize with friends and family and enjoy a cool glass of wine or juice and nosh on a delectable assortment of fruits and cheeses.

 

At 5:45 pm, Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, Rabbi Batsheva Appel, and Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg usher in the Jewish Sabbath with lively, musical and uplifting Kabbalat Shabbat Services. This is the Temple’s Friday evening Shabbat service schedule from June 12th through August 28th, 2015, and for some holiday weekends during the year. 

 

Join us for our Monsoon Membership Madness Chardonnay Shabbat Kickoff Cookout Friday, July 29th. Click here to learn more. 

Kabbalistic Shabbat

 
Kabbalistic Shabbat

For 2015: October 30, December 18

For 2016: January 29, April 1

 7:30 pm
The Kabbalistic Service, held in the round and lit by candlelight, is a mystical evocation of the Sabbath.  Using Kabbalistic readings, melodies, and meditations, Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon creates a unique and mystical Shabbat Experience.  This service is open to all.

 

Downtown Shabbat

 
Downtown Shabbat

2016: August 12th

 9:30 pm
Join us for our new Downtown Shabbat Service in the Jewish History Museum on 564 S. Stone Ave. This late night service takes place in Temple Emanu-El's original home and is open and free to all. Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon will be leading the service which will be followed by an Oneg Shabbt. 

 

Shabbat Rocks!

Shabbat Rocks!

For 2015: *August 21, September 11, October 2, November 20, December 11

For 2016: January 15, February 12, March 11, April 15, May 13

5:30 pm Family Shabbat Dinner

6:30 pm Service

 

RSVP for dinner now!

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Shabbat Rocks! Family Services are lively, musical and joyful Shabbat services for the whole family. Led by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, Shabbat Rocks! services use the lovely and inspiring Shabbat Reflections prayerbook and feature the Avanim Rock Band, the Temple Emanu-El Youth Choir and one of the Kurn Religious School classes. Shabbat Rocks! Services begin at 6:30 pm, and are preceded by Family Shabbat Dinner at 5:30 pm. There is a charge of $12 for adults (aged 13 and over) for Shabbat dinner. Temple provides a complete Shabbat dinner with kosher chicken and sides. Vegetarian option available upon request.

Tot Kabbalat Shabbat

Tot Kabbalat Shabbat

 For 2016:

July 1 - Red, White, & Blue Shabbat - Hamburger Cookout Dinner
August 5 - Sefer Shabbat with PJ Library - Part of Monsoon Membership Madness
September 2 - Friendship Shabbat
October 7 - Shofar Shabbat
November 4 - Todah Shabbat
December 2 - Hanukkah Shabbat

5:00 pm Service

5:30 pm Dinner

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The most joyful Shabbat of all!  Every first Friday of the month, families with preschool-aged children gather for Tot Kabbalat Shabbat.  Starting at 5:00 pm with a fun, child-centered active Tot Kabbalat Shabbat service with songs, stories, and music. After the service, at 5:30 pm, we will enjoy a complete Shabbat dinner with kosher chicken and sides. Vegetarian option available upon request. We light candles, recite the blessing for kiddush, join in hamotzi over delicious challah, and relax from the week in the company of our friends.  The dinner is $10 for adults, free for kids under 13.  Please call (520) 327-4501 to sign up, or use the form above.

After dinner, we go to the Strauss ECE playground for oneg and playtime.  Families are invited to sponsor the oneg in honor of a child's birthday or other special occasion. 

Simply Shabbat

Simply Shabbat

For 2015: September 18

For 2016: January 8, March 25

 7:30 pm

Simply Shabbat is an exploration of the Friday evening Shabbat Service, with explanations of the service and introductions to Shabbat songs and prayers in a slower-paced, non-threatening celebration of the Sabbath.  Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, Rabbi Batsheva Appel, and Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg lead this open approach to understanding the rituals, history and practice of a Reform Sabbath experience.  Instead of a sermon, there is a question-and-answer session.  Come find out what Shabbat is all about!  All are welcome.

Simply Shabbat is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

Shabbat Morning Service

 

Shabbat Morning Service

every Saturday

10:00 am
Our Shabbat Morning Services are led by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, Rabbi Batsheva Appel, and/or Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg in the Rubin Family Sanctuary or the Schlanger Chapel.

 

Shabbat No'ar

 
Shabbat No'ar Youth & Adult Morning Services

For 2015: September 19, October 17, December 19

For 2016: January 23, February 6, March 5, April 2

 10:00 am
Shabbat No’ar (Youth Shabbat) is a faster-paced Shabbat service that is great for families with children.  We begin with a delicious breakfast in the Biblical Garden at 9:30 am. Afterwards, Shabbat No’ar Youth & Adult Morning Services start at 10:00 am in the Schlanger Chapel, using the Shabbat Reflections prayer book.  Religious School students and Project Ezra Torah Readers help lead the service.   

 

Wandering Jews

Wandering Jews

 

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For 2016:

Saturday, September 17, 8:00 am: Catalina State Park - Shabbat Morning Hike & Service
Monday, October 3, 5:00 pm: Reid Park - Tashlich Picnic
Saturday, October 15, 8:00 am: Yetman Trail - Morning of Spirituality
Saturday, November 19, 4:00 pm: Sabino Canyon - Havdallah Hike & Services
Saturday, December 17, 8:00 am: 7 Falls - Shabbat Morning Hike & Service

For 2017:


Saturday, January 21, 8:00 am: Bridal Wreath Falls - Shabbat Morning Hike & Service
Saturday, February 18, 8:00 am: Madera Canyon - Shabbat Morning Hike & Service
Saturday, March 25, 8:00 am: Wasson Peak - Shabbat Morning Hike & Service
Friday, April 14, 5:30 pm: Saguaro National Park East - Shabbat Passover Experience in the Desert
Saturday, May 13, 5:00 pm: Youngerman Ranch - Lag Ba'Omer Picnic & Bonfire, Babies & Bagels, and Wandering Jews

What better way to rejoice in God's creation than by celebrating Shabbat in the great out of doors? Temple Emanu-El's Wandering Jews Hiking Club experiences the magnificence of the Sonoran desert and the beauty of Shabbat by combining a Shabbat hike with either a Shabbat morning or a Havdallah service at least once each month.

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Aug.27.2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Aug.28.2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Sep.02.2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Recommended Reading and Music for Shabbat

in Shabbat
Shabbat Anthology Volume II (Book/CD)Composer/Artist:Dunn, J. Mark/Joel N. Eglash, editorsFormat:Piano/Vocal/Guitar and CD$34.95The long-awaited series is finally here! Shabbat Anthology brings to light both newly composed and older Sabbath music that has…