Find out about our Evening Services
Sinai Temple is proud to offer a selection of warm, participatory religious services. Whether it be for Friday Night Shabbat, Friday Night Live or One of our Youth Shabbat services we all come together to pray, learn and be inspired with the wisdom and power of Judaism.
Friday Night Service
The Friday night service begins at 5:45 pm and concludes by 6:45 pm. It is marked by music, song, and a brief drasha -- a talk by the presiding Rabbi. It is a perfect way to mark the transition from the workweek to the Sabbath, and we hope that you will join us.
The Ted and Hedy Orden & Family "Friday Night Live" Service was initially created in 1998 to bring young Jewish professionals together to celebrate Shabbat. Blending traditional prayers with inspiring speakers and joyful music, this monthly service now attracts over 1000 people of all ages to Sinai Temple. FNL's success has been emulated at numerous congregations across the country and continues to attract dynamic speakers such as Elie Weisel, Rev. Rick Warren and David Kohan (Exec. Prod./Co-Creator of Will & Grace). Our musical guests range from Theodore Bikel to Hip Hop Shabbat to Gospel Choirs. But what makes the FNL experience truly special is the congregation that comes together to share Shabbat as a community.
With the spiritual leadership of Rabbi David Wolpe and the music of Craig Taubman, Friday Night Live is the place to be on Shabbat. Following services the entire congregation is welcome to join us for a Kiddush of cookies and coffee and one of the many post-service activities that vary month-to-month such as the Artist Salon, Israeli Dancing, or a dialogue with visiting guests and scholars. Please call the FNL Information Line for details about the upcoming service - 310.481.3353.
For more information, call 310.481.3244.
Jammies ‘N Jeans Shabbat
Cozy up with your family on a blanket as we welcome Shabbat in a warm, kid-friendly Friday evening service. Kids love padding about in their PJs as they say the brachot with Dale and our rabbis, and you’ll love not having to cook! A light kid-friendly dinner is provided, free of charge to all who RSVP. So slip on your jeans and get your kids in their feeties for our unique Shabbat experience. We meet at 5:45 p.m. the first Friday of every month from October – March.
Shabbat in the Park
Pack a picnic basket and join our fun and casual family-friendly Friday evening services. We’ll supply the challah and grape juice, Dale will bring the tunes. All you need are some fun-seeking kids, a blanket and your own picnic dinner (kosher-style, please.) We meet at Holmby Park at 5:45 p.m., the first Friday of every month from April - September. Children, parents, grandparents, friends – even well-behaved puppies – can join together to usher in Shabbat amid the trees and swingsets!