At Congregation Ner Tamid, we seek to create a worship experience that is uplifting, inspiring, comforting, engaging, and participatory. Our worship style honors both Jewish tradition and the modern spirit that is the hallmark of Reform Judaism, combining a well-balanced blend of Hebrew and English, opportunities for contemplative reflection, and a thoughtful sermon. Because we believe that music is integral to a moving worship experience, services are filled with music, using both traditional and contemporary melodies, and accompanied in a variety of ways.
Friday Evenings ~ Times may vary, please check the monthly calendar for updates.
Joyce and Jerome Mack Sanctuary
Shabbat is a celebratory time for Congregation Ner Tamid. At the heart of our Shabbat experience is our worship services. Led by Rabbi Sanford Akselrad and Cantor Jessica Hutchings, our services provide a nice blending of traditional and more recent melodies. From singable songs to inspiring solos, the Congregation seeks to draw worshipers into a highly participatory and inspiring service each week.
Tot Shabbat ~ 6:15pm ~ Once per month, usually the first Friday of the month; please check the calendar for updates.
Solomon Beit Tefillah
Congregation Ner Tamid welcomes Shabbat with a lively celebration for families with children ages 2 - 7 with songs, story time and lots of fun. Our Tot Shabbat service will make you clap your hands, stomp your feet, and lift your voices to sing along. The service and art project will be enjoyed by children ages 2 - 7 and parents or guardian are required to attend.
Shabbat Morning Experience
Shabbat Morning Torah Study ~ 8:45am
Study the Parshat HaShavuah, the Torah portion assigned for the week. The group engages in an open discussion on the meaning of the portion and the relevance in today’s world through the use of multiple commentaries and personal reflection. No prior knowledge of Hebrew or text study experience is necessary for this study group. All study supplies and Torahs are provided.
Morning Service ~ 9:45am
Solomon Beit Tefillah
This service is lay led and everyone is invited to participate and contribute to the service. The Torah portion of the week is read. The service is open to every one of all ages.
Our Jewish Heritage ~ 11:00am
We read and discuss the evolution of Judaism as a religion from early tribal developments to the destruction of the Second Temple and beyond, from the Reformed Judaism point of view.