From Friday evening Connections Shabbats designed for families with young children, to Friday evening services filled with prayer, song, and reflection by our clergy, WRT has a way for everyone to celebrate the cherished Jewish tradition of Shabbat. For those who would like to commemorate a loved one, Kaddish is offered at all of our Shabbat services (except for Connections Shabbat), and remote viewing of most worship services is available via webcast.
Our Friday evening Shabbat service features the rituals, melodies, and warmth of our congregation. The service includes a sermon or presentation by one of our rabbis, cantors, or special guests. At the conclusion of the service, our Oneg Shabbat provides worshippers with a wonderful setting for sharing stories, greetings, and delicious desserts, and for celebrating the joy of Shabbat.
Friday night services begin at 6:15pm in our Main Sanctuary. Please check the calendar for time changes due to special programming or holiday weekends. During the summer, our Friday services take place at 6:15pm in the Center for Jewish Life Sanctuary.
Saturdays in the Sifriyah (Library), 9:00–11:00am
Each Shabbat morning we gather informally to read and discuss the week’s Torah portion. The group is led by volunteers, with clergy participation. The morning begins with a brief Shabbat service at which mourners who wish to say Kaddish are warmly welcomed. No prior experience with Torah is necessary; just come as you are, with an open mind!
Saturdays (September to May) in the Center For Jewish Life, 9:00–10:00am
Our engaging, musical family service for children in grades K-6 and their families is open to the congregation and community. This weekly service is led by our clergy, and is followed by bagels, coffee, cookies, and conversation for children, parents, and teachers. All are welcome!
Sundays (September to May), 10:30–11:00am
This 30-minute family service includes familiar prayers, explorations of holidays, music, and stories for children in grades K-6 and their families. Designed for our Jewish Learning Lab families and led by our clergy, this service is open to the congregation and community.