Celebrating Shabbat

Lakeside offers a wide variety of Shabbat services that bring our members together in affirmation, renewal and celebration. We offer a contemporary blend of English and Hebrew in both word and song. We invite you to come and worship with us. See our calendar for the most up-to-date schedule—or call the temple office with questions. All members and visitors are welcome at any Shabbat service.

Shabbat Throughout the Year

First Fridays of the Month, 6:30pm — Family Shabbat 

Second Fridays of the Month, 7:30pm — Choir Shabbat

Third Fridays of the month, 7:30pm — “Thank God. It’s Friday"

Fourth Fridays of the month, 7:30pm — Free-Flowing Shabbat

Fifth Fridays of the month, 7:30pm — Torah Shabbat 

Summer Shabbatot, 6:15pm—June through August
Summer Shabbatot are all about kicking back for an innovative approach to Shabbat. Weather permitting, these services are held outside in our garden and throughout the community (parks, beaches, member homes, etc.), and sometimes follow with a BBQ, picnic or wine tasting. We usually reserve one week for Pet Shabbat (pictured to the right) where furry companions are welcomed to Lakeside for special blessings.

Tot Shabbat, Second Fridays of the month, 5:30pm
Tot Shabbat brings the joy of Shabbat to our youngest members: Children’s Center students and young families. This song-filled service is specially designed for toddlers and preschoolers. The service typically lasts about 45 minutes and includes music, stories, and a hands-on project, and when the weather is nice, we try to get outside! All are welcome, and energy, singing voices, smiles, and giggles are encouraged. For more information on our Tot Shabbat Services, contact Director of Lifelong Learning Vanessa M. Ehrlich or Children's Center Director Paula Davis.

Saturday Morning Shabbat Worship and Torah Study—9:30am Study/10:30am Worship
Saturday morning at Lakeside begins with an interactive Torah Study group led by Rabbi Serotta in our library. A Shabbat service follows at 10:30am. When there is a B'nai Mitzvah, a full-length Shabbat service and B'nai Mitzvah is held in the sanctuary. If there is no B’nai Mitzvah, we hold a brief Shabbat service in the more intimate library setting.

The key word is celebrate—every week we celebrate Shabbat as a congregational family.