This Friday evening service welcomes Shabbat with singing, meditation, silence and prayer. Our chairs are arranged in a circle and the leader sits among the community. While the leader may offer a short teaching or d’var torah, this service emphasizes ending the workweek and preparing the mind, body and spirit to enter Shabbat, the day of rest.
Our Shabbat morning service is often described as informal, interactive, and participatory. While we go through the prayer service, we may stop to discuss an interesting reading or point of liturgy. Instructions or comments are added throughout the service and the Torah reading is always followed by a lively discussion of the week’s portion. All are encouraged to add their voices and participate regardless of background and familiarity with the liturgy.
(once a month)
Shabbat B’Yachad (“together”) integrates our school community with our Shabbat community. The program meets on the first Friday of each month to share a meal and a participatory service. Shabbat B'Yachad provides an opportunity to deepen relationships across the generations in our community as well as develop a meaningful relationship to Jewish music and prayer.
(once a month)
The second Saturday of each month will be a "learners' minyan," an opportunity to learn more about the structure of the service, the meaning of the liturgy, and the possibilities for having a transformative spiritual experience. The learners' minyan is required for students preparing for their bnei mitzvah. Parents and any member of the community looking to deepen their experience of Jewish prayer are encouraged to attend!
Congregation Agudas Achim 901 N. Main St. Attleboro, MA 02703 508-222-2243