Temple Etz Chaim offers multiple opportunities throughout every week and every month to worship, to pray and to celebrate special moments for you and your family. We welcome you to join our engaging community and connect with all of the wonderful services and spiritual celebrations TEC has to offer:
God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. [Gen. 2:2].
Shabbat, a day of peace, a day of prayer, a day of greeting. Temple Etz Chaim offers a variety of Shabbat experiences. Led by Rabbi Averbach, our services are infused with music and spirituality and will bring joy to heart, mind and soul. Come join us on every Friday evening, as we welcome the Sabbath Bride, or every Saturday morning, for further study and prayer.
Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday evenings): Congregational Service In-Person and Online. Every Friday evening, you can welcome Shabbat with your TEC Family. Shabbat evening services are a great way to mark the transition from a busy work week or week of school. After the services, we sanctify the day with a sponsored Oneg, where you can enjoy something to eat or drink.
(SUMMER ONLY) Shabbat Under the Stars: During the summer months, we move our Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services outside, where spirits can soar.
(AS SCHEDULED) Tot Shabbat: For our littlest TEC members, please join us for an age-appropriate service experience that is fun and lively, and will put a smile on your littlest one’s face. As programmed by our Early Childhood Education center, these services encourage embracing the spirit of Shabbat for our preschool-aged kids.
(AS SCHEDULED) Religious School Family Services: Enhance the Shabbat experience for families with children in elementary and middle school. These family services, led by our Religious School staff and the Rabbi, emphasize family participation.
(AS SCHEDULED) Shabbat Dinners: Several times a year, we delight in hosting dinners for the community. They are a wonderful way to start your Shabbat. Bring your family for Kiddush, Motzi and dinner. Enjoy a delicious Shabbat meal and stay for services later in the evening. Shabbat dinners are offered on many Friday evenings. Some Shabbat dinners are associated with special school events. And also take part in TEC’s Shabbat Dinners-to-Go. Let us do the cooking and order a delicious meal, specially prepared weekly, or pick-up or delivery.
Shabbat Morning Services (Saturday mornings): Congregational Service In-Person and Online. Every Saturday morning, beginning at 9:30am, our Shabbat Morning Services, as conducted by Rabbi Averbach, will carry you into a peaceful week.
Weekday Services: On a weekly basis, we also have three Minyan services: on Sunday mornings, Monday evenings and Wednesday evenings. We encourage you to join us for an intimate service of reflection and prayer, an excellent way to connect with others spiritually.
High Holidays: Annually, TEC welcomes the entire community to worship and pray with us to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and many other beautiful services and celebrations to ring in the new year. Please check this page for more information on our High Holiday services.