Service Schedule


THIS WEEK'S SERVICE SCHEDULE

FAST OF ESTHER
March 19, 20, 2019 | 13 Adar II
Wednesday Morning
Morning Service................7:20 AM
(note special start time)

EREV PURIM AND PURIM
March 20, 21, 2019 | 14 Adar II
Wednesday Evening

Tot Purim Celebration................5:15 PM
Light Dinner for Tots................5:45 PM
Minhah................5:45 PM
Family Megillah Reading and Shpiel...........6:00 PM

Party with Dancing and Refreshments.....7:00 PM
Full Megillah Reading................8:00 PM

Thursday Morning
Full Reading of Megillat Esther................7:00 AM

SHABBAT TZAV
March 22, 23, 2019............16 Adar II 5779
Light Shabbat Candles at 6:56 PM 

Rabbi Shai Cherry visits AJ this weekend.

Friday Evening
Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached ..............6:15 PM
Rabbi Cherry will speak on "Priestly Religion"

Saturday Morning
Shabbat Service................9:30 AM
Rabbi Cherry will speak on "Conservative Judaism on One Foot"

Havurah Service................9:30 AM
Hazzan's Tisch and Extended Kiddush luncheon following services
Rabbi Cherry will discuss "Conservative Judaism on the Other Foot"

Saturday Evening
Minhah-Ma'ariv-Havdalah................6:30 PM
Rabbi Cherry will lead a study session between Minhah and Ma'ariv entitled "Mosaic Religion."

Sunday Morning

Morning Service................9:00 AM

Following brunch, Rabbi Cherry will speak on "Coherent Judaism."

In the month of March, evening services Sunday through Thursday will be at AJ at 7:00 PM. 

STANDARD SERVICE TIMES

Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services are at 6:15 PM except during the winter when they begin at 5:30 PM. Watch for monthly “Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached” programming for a unique and engaging experience. (Strings Attached begins at 6:15 PM year round.)

Shabbat Morning services are held every Saturday at 9:30 AM; Havurah services begin at 10:00 AM. (See below for a description of AJ's Havurah.)

Mincha-Ma'ariv-Havdalah: Please check the AJ Calendar for up-to-date start times and location listings.

Family and Youth Services: These are held throughout the year. Please check the AJ Calendar for up-to-date service listings.

Minyan: How many of us are working on something we care about, but are not sure if it is making a difference? Minyan — the minimum 10 Jews that must be present for a mourner to recite Kaddish — is a cure for that uncertainty! Every time you walk into Minyan, you are part of the countdown to ten; sometimes you are THE tenth. And it’s YOU who has made the difference between a mourner saying Kaddish or not — Hebrew not required. Just showing up makes a difference; how many things can you say that about? Minyan gathers morning and evening at AJ six days a week; of special note is that morning Minyan is always followed with warm bagel breakfasts to which “All are invited, no exceptions!”  

P.S.  By “all” we mean “all” — you are NOT required to be a member to join us.  But you will want to because we’re such a collection of personalities. Trust us on this!

Daily Minyan services are held mornings and evenings.

Morning Minyan is always available at AJ followed by breakfast. 

Evening services, Sunday through Thursday, are held jointly with Beth Sholom Congregation and alternate locations monthly. 

•  Sunday:  9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
•  Monday and Thursday:  7:20 AM
•  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:  7:30 AM
 •  Rosh Hodesh (weekday):  7:00 AM

Beth Sholom is located at 8231 Old York Road in Elkins Park, PA 19027.

Please be sure to check the AJ Calendar as times may occasionally differ from those listed above.

For holiday and summer service times or if you are unsure about any start times, please call the synagogue for the service schedule at 215.635.6611, consult our Newsletter or view the AJ Calendar.

THE AJ HAVURAH
The Havurah is an important part of the AJ community. The fact that the synagogue accommodates diverse davening styles makes services appealing to those who wish to daven in a lay-led, traditional Conservative egalitarian service in an informal, intimate setting. The service generally includes a Torah discussion, as well as opportunities for children to participate. Created in 1976 by AJ members, the Havurah has been part of our congregation for over 40 years. The Havurah meets weekly on Saturday mornings in the AJ Library at 10:00 AM, finishing about the same time as the main congregational service. Everyone is welcome! Participation in the service is welcomed, but not required. Come see who we are!

KIDDISH SPONSORSHIP
For information about kiddush or oneg sponsorship, contact Robert Friedman at 215.635.6611, ext. 112.