Shir Shabbat: The Informal Service

Shir Shabbat services (formerly known as Minyan or Informal services) are held on Saturdays at 10:30 am between Simchat Torah and Shavuot. These are informal lay-led services held in the Library, where the roles of lay leader, lay cantor, Torah reader, Haftarah reader, and drash-giver rotate on a volunteer sign-up basis. It's a friendly, supportive and participatory service where we can practice our Judaism while we pray together. When one or more of our clergy are available, Rabbi Aron, Rabbi Lobel, Cantor Felder-Levy, or our educator, Rabbi Levenberg, will also take part in leading parts of the service. When the Sanctuary is not being used for a bar or bat mitzvah, Tot Shabbat, or class service, they can occasionally be found there.

If you would like to try one of the lay-led roles, we are accepting sign-ups and we would be glad to help you prepare. For those interested in taking a leadership role, please write to .

» Schedule of upcoming Shir Shabbat services