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Worship With Us

What to Expect

Services at Temple Emanuel follow the traditions of Reform Judaism and use the Mishkan T'filah as the siddur (prayer book). Music and prayers in Hebrew and English are the cornerstones of our services, which typically end with a convivial Oneg Shabbat (social gathering) in our ballroom.

We particularly encourage children to attend services. They often are given an opportunity to open the Ark doors and otherwise participate in the liturgy. That being said, many generations sit side by side in our Sanctuary, and we also love to host and take care of our senior members.

Starting in 2016, we use the Mishkan Hanefesh as our Machzor for the High Holy Days. These prayer books include beautiful new readings and arguably more accessible language selections.

Please call our office at (540) 342-3378 or contact us by e-mail if you have any questions:

 

What to Wear

Although Temple Emanuel doesn't have a formal dress code, most persons wear "business casual" or similar attire. During the High Holy Days, most persons wear more formal attire, such as a suit. That being said, some persons wear more casual attire.

Children typically conform to public school dress standards. However, we understand that parents need to juggle many activities and we welcome children to services at any time.

If you are called to sit or read on the Bima, we ask that you please do not wear jeans or shorts. We consider this to be a special privilege which deserves each person's consideration. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Wed, September 20 2017 29 Elul 5777