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Daily minyan & shabbat services

Daily and shabbat Services at csi:

Minyan is held every morning and evening at Shearith Israel. Weekday Shacharit begins at 7:00 a.m. (6:50 a.m. on days when the Torah is read); Sundays start at 9:00 a.m.; most federal holidays at 8:30 a.m. Weekday Mincha/Ma’ariv (afternoon and evening) times vary between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. by season, so please consult the calendar for specific times! Enter for minyan from our parking lot off University Drive.

Please note: Saturday evening Ma'ariv and Havdalah services will now be held by request only. Please email rabbikaiman@shearithisrael.com to request this service take place on a particular week.

Egalitarian services are led by volunteers in the traditional manner of Ashkenazi congregations, and are accessible to everyone no matter their level of knowledge. If you are in mourning after the death of a loved one, observing a yahrzeit (anniversary of the date), or want to join our kehilla for a few minutes of reflection and community, please join us any morning or evening. If you are eager to lift your spiritual life through daily prayer, make the Shearith Israel minyan part of your routine.


sERVICE TIMES: friday, may 24 - THURSDAY, may 30:

*Morning services on Monday, May 27th will begin at 8:30 am in observance of Memorial Day.


 

DAILY MINYAN ON ZOOM

To be a part of Daily Minyan services on Zoom, visit the following link at the appropriate time. 

Daily Minyan Services via Zoom - Gather Here

To join via the Zoom website instead, go to https://zoom.us, click "Join a Meeting" and then enter the Meeting ID and Passcode.

CSI members: Please check your email for the passcode, which is required for entry. Non-members who wish to request access to our minyan may email minyan@shearithisrael.com.
 

 

SHABBAT MORNING Services & TORAH STUDY:

Livestream Shabbat Morning Services

Candlelighting Times & Shabbat Info 

Torah Study takes place in Zimmerman Hall from 10:30 - 11:30 am each Shabbat morning. Most weeks, the facilitators are either Rabbi Jonathan Crane or Rabbi David B. Helfand, but other congregants also lead the session on occasional weeks. 


 

ALT SERVICE:

CSI's Spritual Music Innovator Ori Salzberg leads a fun, interactive and musical Shabbat morning service featuring stories, Torah reading, and more in Zimmerman Hall at 10:30am. All are welcome— school-aged children, families, and all ages! Email ori@meaningful.media to sign-up to read Torah or lead a portion of the service. 

ALT Service - Learn More


 

TOT SHABBAT

Bring your young davener(s) ages 0-5 (with a caretaker) for a fun, interactive, weekly Shabbat morning service with songs, stories, snacks, and more in the multi-purpose / reception room at the front of the administrative wing at 10:30 am. No need to register— simply come and enjoy this exciting experience led by Jana Fruchtman (1st and 3rd Shabbat of each month), Rabbi Helfand (2nd Shabbat), Nancy Gorod (4th Shabbat), and Sharon Graetz (5th Shabbat; when applicable)! 


 

Shearith israel Minyan Listserv and WhatsApp

For general davening information and questions, including to express interest in leading Shabbat and/or Yom Tov services, chanting the Haftarah, and serving as a Shamash or Gabbai, please contact us at sidavening@gmail.com.

We have a newsgroup! Join our minyan newsgroup by emailing siminyan+subscribe@googlegroups.com. Members of this group may post messages on the forum advising others of an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha, notifying the group if a regular attendee will be missing services as well as other minyan-related matters.

For same-day communications about daily minyan, you can join either or both our SIMinyan-mornings or SIMinyan-evenings WhatsApp groups. 


 

RABBINICAL ASSEMBLY SIDDURIM "CROSSWALK"

We know that congregants may be participating in services from home with a variety of siddurim! Please find a breakdown of page numbers for prayer services across the Rabbinical Assembly's Sim Shalom and Lev Shalem siddurim.

Siddur "Crosswalk" for Shabbat

Siddur "Crosswalk" for Weekdays


 

PURCHASING OR DOWNLOADING A prayer book:

To download the prayer book for weekday and Shabbat services, or to order a prayer book (or an Etz Chaim chumash), click the appropriate button below:

Siddur Sim Shalom / Etz Chaim Chumash / Mahzor Lev Shalem - ORDER HERE


 

WANT TO LEAD SERVICES OR CHANT/LEYN HAFTARAH OR TORAH?

Shearith Israel davening is lay led; we are eager to expand the group of Shearith Israelites who lead services, chant Haftarah, and leyn Torah. To leyn Torah, please contact Baruch Stiftel and Howard Zandman at torah@shearithisrael.com. To lead a Shabbat or Yom Tov service or chant Haftarah, please contact Michael Rich at sidavening@gmail.com

Weekday service leaders are chosen on the spot, so we encourage you to just show up and make known your yahrzeit/mourning or other interest in leading.  We welcome the opportunity to help you learn (or brush up on) these skills. Reach out to Baruch and Howard (for Torah reading) or Michael (for haftara reading) and/or check out our study resource guides: 


 

Reflections on Praying with a Conservative Minyan

“…people seemed to daven as if they meant it.  They exuded this sense that something could happen in prayer.” –Rabbi Elie Kaunfer. Empowered Judaism 2010, p.8.

“This is really a good tent of Jacob, you know, a place where I am happy to dwell, an honest-to-goodness house of G-d.”-Arnold Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Conservative Judaism: Today and Tomorrow, 2015, p.25.

Prayer is many things to each of us, often different things on different days.  These personal reflections by Conservative/Masorti Jews share their experiences of minyan:

How To Say Kaddish For Your Father in 7 Different Cities by Rob Kutner

Reflections on my Mother’s Death: Minyan by Mark Novak

Thoughts as the End of Kaddish Nears by Bruce Stiftel

Mon, May 27 2024 19 Iyyar 5784