Regular Shabbat services are held Friday night and Saturday morning. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Shabbat Evening services are a chance to gather together to welcome Shabbat with music and prayer. Services usually begin at 6 or 7:30 p.m. Our Simply Shabbat services start at 6 p.m. The service typically goes about an hour and fifteen minutes so members can exercise their spiritual muscles before their Shabbat evening meal. About once a month, a group will get together at a local restaurant after the service. Details will be in the TKA weekly email.
Shabbat Live services usually begin at 7:30 p.m. These energetic, musical services incorporate Temple Kol Ami’s congregational band and are appropriate for all ages. Dancing, singing along and enthusiastic prayer is highly encouraged!
The annual Rabbi Ernst Conrad Memorial Shabbat occurs the first Friday night of November and the Nathalie M. Conrad Music Shabbat service is held in the spring. During these Shabbats, we honor the voices of our tradition as we are led in prayer and song by our founding rebbetzin.
Many TKA members, either through the Family Religious School or committees such as Membership Connections, Sisterhood, Brotherhood or Social Action, get involved in leading Shabbat services. Throughout the year we may host guest speakers during Shabbat as well.
Shabbat Morning services begin at 11 a.m. and are usually held in the Chapel, unless there is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Bar and Bat Mitzvah services begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Saturday morning also includes our lively “Chevrat Torah,” beginning at 9:30 a.m. This devoted Torah study group is usually led by one of our Rabbis or occasionally a guest teacher. While some have been attending for decades, the group is very open to newcomers. We strive to balance focus on the original text of the Torah while incorporating rabbinic and contemporary voices.
For the most up-to-date information on scheduled services, please consult the calendar.
Temple Kol Ami enjoys a tremendous choir for a congregation of our size. Close to 30 members participate on a volunteer basis at select services throughout the year, including the High Holy Days. For more information, see our Choir page or contact our office. We also have an all-ages, all-volunteer band that supports the music at services several times a year. Visit our Music page for more information.