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Temple Sinai

50 Sewall Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 277-5888

New Friday Night Shabbat Schedule

Starting in October 2016: New Friday Night Schedule for the Sanctuary!

Due to overwhelming success of our monthly “Shabbat@Six!” service, Temple Sinai is adding another 6:00 p.m. service each month in the Sanctuary, staring this coming October 2016.

At its April 2016 meeting, the Music, Prayer & Ritual Committee agreed to experiment with a second 6:00pm Friday night service each month, on the 4th Friday of each month, in place of our 7:30 pm service. We resolved that beginning in October 2016, our Friday night Shabbat service schedule will be as follows:

  • 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, 7:30pm service;
  • 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month, 6:00pm services
  • (Our monthly Shabbat Band and Congregational Dinners will be held only on the 2nd Friday, and not on the 4th Friday).
  • Should there be a 5th Friday of the month, we will hold a 7:30pm service.

The MPR Committee believes that celebrating Shabbat is an integral part of Jewish life, and that this new schedule allows an opportunity for members of the congregation of all ages, including those with children, to enjoy the sense of Shabbat community at an early 6:00 pm service with enough time to have a leisurely Shabbat evening once the service is over around 7:00 pm. For those who enjoy the later service at 7:30pm and the community Oneg Shabbat following the service, which allows us to schmooze and be together as a community over dessert, we are pleased that such services will continue to occur at half (or more) of our Shabbat evenings each month. This new schedule will be in effect beginning in October 2016.

We invite you to share your feedback with the MPR Committee. Please contact MPR chair Robin Orwant, at Thank you!

Rabbi Andy Vogel
Robin Orwant, Chair, MPR Committee