Sign In Forgot Password

Temple Ohabei Shalom prides itself on its creative, dynamic, musical worship. We offer a wealth of choices combining traditional and contemporary elements in inventive ways to suit the needs of our diverse congregation. Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman graces our pulpit with warmth, knowledge, music, and charisma.

Our popular Shabbat B’yachad (Shabbat Together) is a joyous celebration of Shabbat whose centerpiece is a community dinner. The evening begins with Tot Shabbat. Following the intergenerational dinner we welcome people of all ages and stages to a community-wide Erev Shabbat service.

Several Shabbat evenings during the year are dedicated to our Social Action Shabbat, a hybrid service and learning program featuring congregant or guest presentations on a variety of topics. At Social Action Shabbaht, you might hear about the great care that disadvantaged children receive at the Grow Clinic, about transgender

individuals, or about immigration concerns for our neighbors. Families with young children enjoy Tot Shabbat twice a month (one Friday evening and one Saturday morning), featuring developmentally-thoughtful prayers, songs, movement and learning – and no shushing!

Holidays are observed with spirit and warmth, from the majesty of the High Holy Days to the fizzy humor of Purim to the hushed intimacy of S’lichot to the joyous celebratory Passover Seder. In addition to our glorious renewed Sanctuary and our cozy Chapel, we dance in the streets for Simchat Torah and take it to the river for Tashlich. Volunteers provide a lay-led Daily Worship Service, for those who enjoy a reflective break from the ordinary.

Life cycle events, from baby namings to weddings and beyond, play an important role in our community’s life.

Jews by Choice, interfaith families, and those exploring Judaism are all warmly welcomed at Temple Ohabei Shalom.

Tue, December 18 2018 10 Tevet 5779