Services

The weekly celebrations of Shabbat (Friday evening and Saturday morning) have long served the Jewish community as our primary acts of communal prayer. In fact, Jewish 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 our family, friends, and neighbors, and to our best and most authentic selves as well. As the needs of our members have changed, so has our worship evolved. We hope that among our various offerings you will find an expression that allows you to feel comfortable and spiritually uplifted.


Friday Evenings

Erev Shabbat Service
Every Friday · 5:30 p.m. · Levy Hall
Our evening service incorporates participatory music and song, reflective prayer, and a short sermon. With this service, we transition from our work week into our weekend. This service is followed by an Oneg Shabbat reception.

Simchat Shabbat (The Joy of Shabbat)
Every Month · 7:00 p.m. · Chapel (Garden in the Summer)
This monthly service is designed to be enjoyed by all generations and each month will be a fresh, evolving experience. You can expect a joyful, compelling service led by Rabbi Henry, Molly May, and Don Megahan that engages the kids as well as adults in the joy of Shabbat. Pre-Service Oneg at 6:30 p.m.

Family Friday
Every Month · 6:00 p.m. · Freehof Hall
Starting with candle lighting, kiddush (blessing over juice/wine), and hamotzi (blessing over the bread), Tot Shabbat brings families with young children together for dinner, music, prayer, and stories. Join us for a potluck of salads and sides; we provide the entree and desserts. RSVP to Family Center Director Mimsie: (412) 621–6566 x127, leyton@rodefshalom.org

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Saturday Mornings

Shabbat Morning Service
Every Saturday · 10:30 a.m. · Sanctuary/Chapel
Characterized by engaging congregational participation, this service features a blend of traditional and contemporary music and prayer. It is at this service that we celebrate our Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies as well as baby namings and birthday and anniversary blessings.

 

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