Friday Evening, Erev Shabbat:

Every Friday, we hold an intimate sunset service in the The Emanuel Synagogue Chapel. Additionally, the third Friday each month, Emanuel members conduct an Evening Service at Hebrew Health Care. Information: Pamela Garry
Twice annually we hold a Shabbat Under the Starswhich incorporates an outdoor musical service in the Siegal Garden, accompanied by Shabbat dinner or Oneg (reception). For a schedule of Shabbat Service times, Click here.


Saturday morning service anchors our prayer week. Children, including those with special needs, are welcome in the main service, and are offered opportunities to participate:

9:00 am Main Sanctuary: Shacharit, “Torah at 10”, Sermon & Musaf.

11:50 am (approx) Service conclusion: Children (below B’nai Mitzvah age) are invited to the bimah for Adon OlamKiddush (wine blessing), Nâtilat Yadayim (hand wash blessing), and Motzi (bread blessing).

12 Noon (approx) Kiddush: We gather weekly for Kiddush as a congregation, and EVERYONE is invited! Open seating includes a buffet lunch. To sponsor a Kiddush, contact Kiddish Coordinator: Regina Miller

Shabbat Afternoon/Evening:

Mincha: Held in the late afternoon, just prior to Maariv. Specialty classes beforehand are scheduled throughout the year.

Maariv & HavdalahEvery Sat. evening, Maariv Service is recited followed by Havdalah, and the congregation stands in a circle ushering out Shabbat.

We are happy to celebrate special occasions  birthdays, anniversaries, trips to Israel, etc. with an aliya to the Torah! If you would like to chant Torah, Haftarah or have an Aliyah, contact Ritual Director Moshe Pinchover(860) 236-1275. To take part in the service, contact Hazzan Sanford Cohn, (860) 236-1275

Additional Service FAQs

Kids & Families on Shabbat

Shabbat is an important component to a child’s Jewish education! Those that regularly attend Shabbat services are most prepared for Bnai Mitzvah. Community building happens both in and outside of the classroom, and Shabbat is a wonderful opportunity to experience socializing together as a community.

Tot Shabbat  (ages 5 and below, with their families): an interactive Shabbat playtime for preschoolers and parents w/ mini-service, songs, stories & games. Meets in our Childhood Center

B’Yachad (grades 1 -6 and their families): featuring age appropriate siddur and fun interactive activities for families

Jr. USY (grades 7-8): Age appropriate service includes fun activities to support learning and engagement. Special reserved tables at Kiddush