Shabbat & Holidays

Shabbat & Holidays

Shabbat Morning Services in-person

9:30 a.m. until approximately 12 noon, Led by Rabbi Newman Kamin and Cantor Stuart Simon

  • Rabbi Newman Kamin presents an insightful d’var Torah on the weekly reading and then engages the congregation in a lively interactive discussion.
  • Cantor Simon, a truly gifted vocalist and musician, has been leading prayers for more than forty years.   He is an exciting and compelling presence on the bimah.
  • Fully egalitarian.
  • Triennial Torah reading.
  • Features musical accompaniment.
  • Light kiddush lunch follows services.

​Am Yisrael has always recognized that music is a most important component of worship. Music can stir the soul, intensify emotions and revivify centuries old prayers. Shabbat services resound with Cantor Simon on guitar, often accompanied by a percussionist and other musicians. Our High Holy Day services are enhanced by a professional choir, keyboard, guitar, English horn and other instruments.

Friday Night Shabbat Services in-person 

6:00 p.m. until approximately 6:40 pm, led by Rabbi Newman Kamin and Cantor Simon

  • Features guitar, percussion, oboe and other instruments.
  • Misheberach prayer for healing will be recited, along with sharing the list of names.
  • Designed to allow congregants the opportunity to daven, then enjoy a leisurely dinner, welcoming Shabbat with family and friends.
  • Held outdoors in our tent during summer months, as weather permits.

Upcoming Services and Programs

High Holy Days

Tuesday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 pm

Sukkot and Simchat Torah Services

Sunday, October 9 - Monday, October 17, 6:00 pm

Daily Minyan

  • Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
  • Mondays through Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. currently on hiatus due to the pandemic
  • Legal holidays minyanim are held at 9:30 a.m. (New Year’s day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas day)

We welcome everyone in the community to attend our services. Am Yisrael is an egalitarian congregation.  All Jews over the age of thirteen are counted in the minyan, men and women alike.

Holidays

Am Yisrael follows the modern Israeli calendar (except for Rosh Hashanah).

  • Selichot (usually sunrise services at the beach)
  • Rosh Hashanah (two days)
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot (first day)
  • Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (combined on the seventh day of Sukkot)
  • Chanukah
  • Purim
  • Passover (first and seventh days)
  • Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
  • Shavuot (first day)
  • Tisha B’Av

For details on holiday services please consult the weekly e-mail, website or call the office at 847-446-7215.