Shabbat

Shabbat Services

Friday Evening Services at 5:45 p.m.
Shabbat Morning at 9:00 a.m.
Shabbat Afternoon at 5:45/4:30*

*The schedule for Minha changes with daylight savings time – our minyan meets at 5:45 p.m. during daylight savings time and at 4:30 p.m. the rest of the year. Please call the office at 952-873-7300 to confirm the current schedule.

Children’s Shabbat Programs

Shorashim (K-1 Religious School)
Amanda Awend, Shorashim Director and Director of Young Families Engagement – 952-873-7300 x 7318
For registered K-1 graders weekly on Shabbat 10:00-11:45 a.m. Shorashim is an exciting program incorporating t’fillah, parshah, holidays, Jewish values, singing, and much more.

Babysitting
Babysitting for ages 2-5 yr. olds from 9:45- until the end of services. Stories, games ,free play and a short service (Tot Shabbat) are all components of this program Babysitting takes place 52 weeks a year and is free of charge.

Sha’ar Program
Occurs every Shabbat beginning at 9:45 a.m. until the end of services – location varies.  Children in 2nd-4th grades celebrate Shabbat with stories, games, t’fillot and snack. This program takes place 52 weeks a year and is free of charge. Junior Shabbat led by parent volunteers is also part of this program.

Junior Shabbat
Occurs on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Shabbat of the month at 10:45 a.m. A new enhanced service for our 2nd-4th grade Sha’ar students. The focus will be on skills, choreography and meaning of the t’fillot. This will give our students a head start on the t’fillot they will begin learning in the TaRBuT program (our Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparatory program) in 5th grade.  Please contact Mary Baumgarten to learn more.

Yad B’Yad (Hand in Hand) Children’s Choir
Cantor Audrey Abrams 952-873-7300 x 7317
Occurs on the 2nd & 4th Shabbat of the month at 11:15 a.m. Choir for K-4th grade children which meets and learns a variety of songs to share with the congregation throughout the year. Open to new members at any time.

Grandma Fay’s Shul Bags
Hanging outside of the sanctuary, these bags contain “quiet toys” to enable children to have a fun and educational time experiencing Shabbat and holiday services with their parents in the sanctuary.

Alternative Shabbat Services

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Apples & Honey
Occurs on the first Shabbat of the month from 10-11:00 a.m. in the Fiterman Chapel. Adults and children will enjoy this abbreviated, informal, participatory Shabbat morning family service. Geared to children up through 4th grade.

Iyun Tefillah: Meditation Minyan
Cantor Audrey Abrams 952-873-7300 x 7317
Occurs monthly from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the Fiterman Chapel. A service that includes meditation and a slower pace of the early morning service.

Kabbalat Shabbat Summer Style Service
An upbeat service every Friday night from June through August. Sing with the Cantors and the Beth El band!

Sunday Minyan Breakfast

Join us for services in the Fiterman Chapel Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and then enjoy a light breakfast sponsored by various congregants in memory/honor/appreciation of friends and loved ones. Please call 952-873-7300 to sponsor a minyan breakfast.

Additional Shabbat Resources

Resource Cart
During services please feel free to enhance your prayer experience with the reading material on the Stern Book Cart in the Ring Lobby. Books should be returned following services.