Sha’arey Shalom is a proud member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents over 1.5 million Reform Jews and 1,800 Reform rabbis in over 900 congregations throughout North America. As a Reform congregation, we are proud to offer our community a warm, welcoming and accepting place to worship each and every week. Our services are inclusive and egalitarian, allowing those of all backgrounds to come and enjoy.
All services are open to everyone and include the usage of the Reform movement’s siddur, Mishkan T’Filah.
Erev Shabbat services are on Friday evenings, beginning at 8:00pm. On the first Friday of each month, we offer an earlier start time of 7:30pm to welcome our families with school-age children. Holidays or other special events may occasionally change the start time of services. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to visit our calendar by clicking here.
We invite you to join us on Saturday mornings for any of our many study and worship opportunities.
Shabbat Minyan – 9:15am
The Shabbat Minyan is comprised of a small group of men and women who want to delve deeper into their understanding of Jewish history, ethics, and principles. Over the years we have had new members join our group; it's easy to fit right in. Dress is very informal and relaxed.
The Minyan study group meets at 9:15am every Saturday morning in the Old Sanctuary (the room immediately to your right when you enter by the office wooden doors entrance) throughout the year, except for conflicting Jewish holidays. Each week includes the study of a different portion of text, which members generally read in advance. However, anyone can participate in the discussion as the material is always read together. Lively discussions include current events and references to other Jewish texts; some members choose to do research and bring additional materials. The completion of each major book of Torah usually includes a party to celebrate and a special Shabbat dedicated to a recapitulation of the book that was just finished.
Discussions are usually completed around 10:30am and are followed by a short service (approximately 15 minutes).
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Service – 10:30am
Open to all, this Main Sanctuary service celebrates those in our community who are fulfilling the mitzvah of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Yoga Shalom – Monthly at 10:30am
A unique worship experience that brings together body, mind and spirit.