On the first, third, fourth, and fifth Fridays of each month, Shabbat services will begin at All services are led by our religious leader, Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh.
On the second of each month, Shabbat services begin at These services are led by Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh and are followed by a community potluck meal open to all (October through May). During the summer months (June through September), services are followed by a shared meal at a local restaurant.
Our Shabbat services are always open to visitors; we invite you to come and experience Temple B'nai Israel!
Shabbat at Home
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam
Asher Kid-shany B'mitzvoh-tav, vitzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Shabbat
(Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe, who hallows us with your Mitzvot and commands us to kindle the lights of Shabbat)
The blessing over wine (or grape juice)
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, b'rei p'ree ha-gafen
(Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine)
The blessing over Challah
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, hamotzi lechem meen ha-aretz.
(Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe who brings forth bread from the Earth)