We welcome you to join us for a Shabbat service! At CST, every Shabbat contains at least one Friday night prayer opportunity (except the Friday night during Passover) and Saturday mornings vary with the calendar. The times of Friday night services change throughout the month, so please make sure to check our calendar before attending. See below for descriptions for each of our types of services.
6:15 p.m., Friday night
Designed for a more traditional Shabbat experience while still offering our unique Shir Tikvah spirituality. These services last only forty-five minutes so that by 7:00 p.m. you can head home or out to eat for Shabbat dinner. They are preceded, beginning around 5:50 p.m., with a “Preneg”: a light snack to tide you over until dinner. There is no oneg after services.
7:15 p.m., Friday night
This service is called our Music Shabbat. Full of singing, dancing, and Shabbat warmth, these services are informal, high-energy, and perfect for both adults and children. This service is followed by an "oneg" of coffee, refreshments, and desserts.
7:45 p.m., Friday night
Geared toward adults (though open to children as well), the 7:45 p.m. service contains more liturgy than the other services and an in-depth sermon or Torah discussion. This service is followed by an "oneg" of coffee, refreshments, and desserts.
PJ Tot Shabbat
6:15 p.m., Friday night (exact date varies throughout the year)
Our PJ Tot Shabbat service is a prayer experience geared toward children 8 years old and younger and their families. Full of music, movement, and age-appropriate teaching, these services are scheduled throughout the year on varying Friday nights. They begin at 6:15 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes. Fun crafts and kid snacks follow the service.
10:00 a.m., Saturday morning
Sometimes these services are led by our bar/bat mitzvah young adults, offering an incredible opportunity to see the in-depth training Shir Tikvah offers its Family Education students and the wonderful individuality that each 13-year-old brings to prayer and Torah study. At other times, these services offer an intimate prayer experience, often led by lay-people, that contain all the warmth and spirituality that people come to expect from Congregation Shir Tikvah. This service is followed by an "oneg" of coffee, refreshments, and desserts.