28 June 2014 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Family Service Saturday morning at 11.30am led by Rabbi Charley Baginsky
At our family services, all of the children in our religion school (Beiteinu) join in for a lively and refreshing celebration. Everyone who has celebrated a birthday since the last family service is welcomed onto the bimah for a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday in as many different languages as we can muster! We use the Youth Siddur from Liberal Judaism. The Siddur uses gender-neutral language, reflecting our egalitarian approach to prayer.
As a Liberal congregation, men and women sit together and all members enjoy equal participation in services.
Music plays an important role in our services. Singing is regularly enhanced by our volunteer choir, led by our director of music, though the whole congregation is encouraged to join in. Our members participate in all parts of the service, including Torah blessings, haftorah readings and more. We also welcome lay readers from the congregation to lead services from time to time, although most services are taken by our rabbi.