Friday Night Services
We celebrate Shabbat with Erev Shabbat services every Friday night of the year. We frequently hold Shabbat dinners before services, a great way to get together with your family and to meet new friends. Check the calendar for the specific times and service.
If you’re new to North Shore Synagogue, new to services or just visiting, be sure to introduce yourself to one of our Board members or our Friday Night Regulars – easily identifiable by their badges.
All of our Shabbat services are open to the community, whether to say kaddish for a loved one, to offer a prayer of healing or just to observe Shabbat. You can find the text and recordings of Shabbat prayers here.
Congregational Erev Shabbat Services
Typically two or three times a month we hold classical Friday night Erev Shabbat Services. Services are led by our rabbis and cantors, with beautiful and moving music and prayers that will help you relax and connect after a hectic week. We use the Reform movement’s Mishkan T’filah prayer book which offers a variety of Hebrew prayers and English readings
The first Shabbat of the month, we’d love to invite those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries that month to the bimah for a special blessing.
Once a month, our family services provide more family-friendly music and readings. Specially designed for school-aged children, this service is offered to the entire congregation, whether you come with your family or not!
Designed for the 0 to pre-K crowd, each month we hold an early service with plenty of songs, story-telling, dancing, music and fun, usually followed by a Tot Oneg or a dinner. It’s a great way to get your child comfortable in the sanctuary and to learn pleasure of celebrating Shabbat. Older siblings are more than welcome! Tot Shabbat services are held at 5:30 pm.
Each Saturday throughout the year, we hold an intimate service-in-the-round. It may be led by a clergy or lay person, and provides a warm participatory experience. We read the Torah have a brief d’var Torah discussing an interesting section of the portion. Some people come weekly, some to observe a yahrzeit or just to observe Shabbat. No experience is necessary. Dress is casual.
Service-in-the-round starts around 10:15, following Torah study.
B’nai Mitzvah Services
We hold services in our sanctuary whenever we celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Our Bat and Bat Mitzvah students along with the rabbi and cantor lead a beautiful service. B’nai Mitzvah services are open to the community. We appreciate more “Shabbat appropriate” dress.