Services

The weekly celebration of Shabbat has long served the Jewish community as our primary act of communal prayer. In fact, tradition teaches that Shabbat, above all other holidays and festivals, is Judaism’s most sacred day. Our varied service formats allow for a wide expression of Jewish worship—permitting us to deepen our connections to God, to one another, and to our best and most authentic selves as well. As the needs of our members change, so do our worship opportunities. We hope that you will find a service that allows you to feel comfortable and spiritually uplifted.

Friday Evenings*

Erev Shabbat Service
Every Friday · 5:30 p.m. · Levy Hall

Beautiful music, meaningful prayer, and a d’var Torah or short sermon, highlight this spiritual segue from the work week into Shabbat. This service is followed by an Oneg Shabbat.

Tot Shabbat
Every Month · 6:00 p.m. (5:30 starting in July) · Freehof Hall

Music, prayer, and stories! Starting with candle lighting, kiddush, and motzi, Tot Shabbat brings families with young children together. Dinner—with potluck salads and sides—is followed by a worship service geared toward children and then a chance to socialize and enjoy dessert. RSVP to Mimsie: (412) 621–6566 x127, leyton@rodefshalom.org

Saturday Mornings*

Shabbat Morning Service
Every Saturday · 10:30 a.m. · Sanctuary

Characterized by engaging congregational participation, this service features a blend of traditional and contemporary melodies, Hebrew prayers, English readings, and a discussion around themes found in the week’s Torah portion. Talented musicians and cantorial soloists lead spirited and spiritual singing.

Mishpacha Music
Monthly, Saturdays · 9:30 a.m. · Multi-Purpose Room

This brief, musical children’s experience is facilitated by Jewish songleader, Beth Goldstein. All welcome!

 

*Please check the events calendar to confirm dates for specific services.

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