HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES
During the High Holy days, TRZ truly comes together as one community. Instead of opting for different services at different times of the day, Temple Ramat Zion opens the divide between the sanctuary and social hall, relocating the bimah between the two for an all-inclusive service. Our outstanding choir joins with Cantor Friedman to start the New Year in joyous song. While children are welcome, there are also separate services and activities for children of religious school age, a short preschool age service, and babysitting is available.
TRZ weekly services are for congregants of all ages. Under the guidance of Rabbi Sela, Torah readings are not just an opportunity to say the weekly portion, but to examine it in new and interesting ways. Congregants are encouraged to participate in Torah readings, our guest Darshan program, and in many other ways throughout the year. Our “no shushing” policy in the sanctuary exists so families know their children are both welcome at and encouraged to attend services. Additionally, each Erev Shabbat finds different happenings at TRZ. The first Friday of every month is Early Shabbat, so families can enjoy time together afterwards. On the second Friday, we take time to acknowledge any members celebrating an anniversary that month. Each month’s third Friday is Shabbat Sings, when our choir and musical accompaniment add a little pop, a little rock, and a lot of soul. If you have little ones, come early for Tot Shabbat. We set time aside on the fourth Friday of the month to acknowledge our members celebrating their birthdays. Throughout the year, other events, celebrations and happenings are going on. For a complete listing of Shabbat events, please check out our calendar on the TRZ website.
If you are interested in reading the Torah during a service, please send your request to the Cantor through TorahReaders.net.
A family program celebrating Shabbat morning with the lively participation of our temple youth, Kolot includes music, learning and participation from all age groups. Come bond with your family during this interactive, inspirational morning. With participation from our religious school students, at Kolot we learn about the prayers we say in a comfortable atmosphere filled with songs, questions and answers, and ruach.
Join us for a fun-filled service for young children and their parents, filled with music, singing and storytelling. Tot Shabbat occurs twice a month, once on a Friday evening and once on a Saturday morning.
SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS
During the summer, TRZ takes its Friday night services outside to enjoy the nighttime air. Shabbat Under the Stars is a beautiful way to welcome the Shabbat and refresh your soul in a family friendly atmosphere.
TRZ maintains a regular minyan on Sunday and Thursday mornings. Led by Rabbi Sela, services take place in the Al Levy/Manny Rubinfeld chapel.
From festivals, to religious school class Shabbats, to Thanksgiving interfaith services, TRZ offers a wide variety of ways to enrich your Jewish experience. Check our calendar online for the latest events.