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"More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people."

-Ahad Ha-Am, Jewish writer

Most people associate holidays with yearly festivities, but in Judaism, one holiday happens every week - the Sabbath.
This holiday, known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, is fundamental to Jewish life. The Sabbath has truly become a unifying influence for Jews all over the world.

Shabbat at Temple Shalom is a one-of-a-kind and profound experience. On Friday nights and Saturday mornings, our Sanctuary fills up as the congregation and our welcomed guests participate in prayer and music. Our Shabbat services are also livestreamed from the Sanctuary. 

Our Sanctuary full of people for Shabbat morning service. Everyone stands as the ark is open.

Service Hours

Friday night service  -  7:30pm

Saturday morning service -  10:00 am

Join via livestream

*We have Beach Shabbat several times a year on Friday nights on the beach at Lowdermilk Park.
Welcome Shabbat with your toes in the sand as the sun sets at this magical Shabbat experience.
Check the calendar for the latest schedule and service location.

Members gather in a semi-circle on the beach at sunset. Rabbi Miller and Cantor Azu face the group with the sunset at their backs.

For more information on services please contact the Temple office at (239) 455-3030.


Members have the opportunity to enhance our Shabbat celebration each week in recognition of a simcha, in appreciation, or just because they'd like to be more involved.

flower arrangement and mitzvah basket on the bimah in the Sanctuary.

Sponsor the bimah decorations

Flowers and Mitzvah Food Baskets can be provided (each for a $250 donation) along with our thanks and recognition.

Submit our online form or call us at 239-455-3030 to make arrangements.

Oneg Sponsorship

Sponsor a Friday evening oneg in honor of a special person or occasion, or in memory of a loved one. To sponsor an oneg, submit the online form found here, download a printable form here, or call the Temple office at 239-455-3030.

Sponsor a Kiddush Luncheon

Celebrate a simcha by sponsoring a Kiddush lunch on Saturday following services with a $250 donation to the William Freschel Kiddush Fund

For more Shabbat information and ideas, visit the Shabbat page at the Union for Reform Judaism.

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