Join us at 6:00pm for a warm, musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service.
(NOTE: 6:00PM start time is in effect for January 5 - March 8, 2024.)
Services are always both in-person and on Zoom, unless otherwise specified. For Zoom access, please check your weekly newsletter or contact admin [at] westendsynagogue.org (Joan).
Online services may be "Hybrid" or "Livestream" in format:
- Hybrid services are interactive, with in-person participants in the synagogue able to see and hear Zoom participants. During hybrid services, Zoom participants can offer readings, have an aliyah, and share comments in the chat that are then shared from the bima, including names for mi sheberach or before Mourner's Kaddish. There is a Zoom usher sharing siddur pages onscreen during hybrid services.
- Livestream services allow Zoom participants to see and hear the service in the sanctuary but do not allow the clergy or in-person participants to interact with Zoom. Zoom participants will be able to see one another, as well as the sanctuary, and write in the chat to each other. Zoom ushers will admit guests, but will not share siddur pages during these services. For those who want to follow along with the prayers at home, a downloadable siddur is available here. If you will be joining a livestream service via Zoom and would like a name read during mi sheberach or before the Mourner's Kaddish, please email the clergy by noon on Friday with the name(s) you would like read.
Elevator access: Elevator access is available to all levels of our synagogue building.
In Person: Masking is optional. For those who prefer to mask, you are welcome to sit anywhere in the sanctuary, however we are still reserving the far left section of our sanctuary seating for masked attendees only. Masking is not required during Kiddush or receptions in the Kiddush room on the lower level following services.