“More than the Jews have kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish People.’” – Ahad Haam

The Jewish holiday of Shabbat is a joyous occasion celebrated every Friday night to Saturday evening. Shabbat commemorates the creation of the world, as the world was created in six days and the seventh day was the day of rest. Shabbat is a special time for people to come together each week to be with family and friends, to rest, to think, to share, to sing, and to have a good time. The observance of Shabbat at home begins with a traditional ritual that includes blessings while lighting candles, drinking wine, and eating challah.

  • Friday Evening services begin at 7:30 pm
    • For special events, services may begin at a different time.  Please check main calendar to confirm.
    • During the Summer, we celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat with music and appetizers while socializing with our Melville JC friends.
  • Saturday morning services begin at 10:00 a.m.

We are happy to celebrate special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries, trips to Israel, etc. – with a special Torah honor! Please contact Ritual to arrange.

For services especially geared to children and families, see our section on Youth and Family Services.