Shabbat Morning Services are led by Rabbi Emily and Cantor Melissa. They are grounded in music, guided by clergy, and celebratory of lay leadership. Services include a mix of Hebrew (with transliteration provided), with both traditional egalitarian and interpretive translations.
Unless otherwise noted, services will be both in person and on Zoom. Please check our calendar to confirm each week's offerings
Online services via Zoom 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 the far left section of our sanctuary seating has been reserved for masked attendees only. Masking is not required during Kiddush or receptions in the Kiddush room on the lower level following services.
Zoom access: If you would like to join us for services on Zoom, please email admin [at] westendsynagogue.org (Joan) for Zoom access.