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Worship and Prayer Services - Shabbat and Holidays

Shabbat Morning Services temporarily via Zoom

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.

‚ÄčAm 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 temporarily via Zoom

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

  • Features guitar, percussion, oboe and other instruments.
  • Designed to allow congregants the opportunity to daven, then go home to enjoy a leisurely dinner, welcoming Shabbat with family and friends.

Friday Night Live Services

  • On hiatus due to the pandemic
  • Cantor Simon and the Shabbatones (8 piece band)
    Rich Cohen - mandolin
    Rod Loewenthal - saxophone
    Packy Lundholm - percussion
    E. Marc Nevins - guitar
    Howard Prager - tuba
    Donna Rubinson - accordion
    Alan Shlachter - oboe/English horn 

  • Featuring Craig Taubman's and Nava Tehillah's wonderful Shabbat melodies.

    A delight for the whole family...all ages love this service!

Daily Minyan-temporarily suspended due to pandemic

  • Sundays, 9:15 a.m.
  • Mondays through Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.
  • Legal holidays minyanim are held at 8:00 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. 


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

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


Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781