T’fillah is an integral part of Jewish life and we remain committed to offering daily religious services as the tangible expression of Jewish faith, an obligation we have to each other and to God. Our unique musical heritage and Seder Avodah prayerbook are incorporated into our Shabbat and holiday services. This prayerbook is a unique combination developed by Rabbi Klein (AJ’s rabbi from 1911 to 1960) and later revised by Rabbi Rosenbloom to make it more consistent with mainstream Conservative Judaism. Additionally, our egalitarian services are highly participatory in nature, giving congregants a major role in their own worship. In fact, all of our Torah readers are congregants, many having been trained through The Bernstein Torah Academy.
On Friday evenings, the community joins together to welcome Shabbat through a meaningful and engaging gathering. On Shabbat and holiday mornings, we also offer an additional Havurah-style service, for those seeking an alternative type of worship experience from that of our main congregational service. Children are welcome at all of our services. However, we also hold special family and youth services throughout the year. Weekday and Sunday Minyan services are an important part of religious life as well at AJ and are led by committed and knowledgeable lay leaders.