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Shir Ami Offers Different Styles of Shabbat Worship

Below you'll find a listing of our varied Shabbat experiences.  Shabbat services are every Friday at 7:00pm.  (Summer Shabbat begins at 6:30pm)
Look to the weekly Shir Happenings email for updates and further information.


Our Reform prayerbook for Shabbat, Mishkan T'filah, is available online in a convenient PDF flip book format. 

Please click here for the CCAR link.

TRADITIONAL Shabbat Service

7:00 p.m. Friday Evening Shabbat
We offer weekly Shabbat services, both in-person, Livestream and sometimes via Zoom.  Join us for music, prayer, a sermon and a sense of togetherness.  This service is approximately an hour.  If you are unable to attend in person, look to your weekly Shabbat Happenings for Zoom link, if offered.  Livestream link can be found at the top of the homepage of our website.



7:00 p.m. Typically held on the first Friday of the month.
We utilize Visual T’filah once a month to engage our children and their families and help them connect to the joy and beauty of Shabbat. All prayers are projected onto a screen and the service incorporates contemporary “camp style” music played on guitar. We offer birthday and anniversary blessings during this service.  During the service, we feature a variety of participants from all generations.  Please note that summer Shabbat times are at 6:30pm.  Look to the weekly Shir Happenings email for updates and further information.



7:00 p.m.
Shir Shabbat utilizes the musical skills of a regular group of our instrumentalists and vocalists who provide a different style of music each time they play. We have presented Klezmer Shabbat, Jazz Shabbat, Broadway Shabbat even "A Very Grateful Shabbat" (to the music of the Grateful Dead).  These unique, musical services are a big part of Shir Ami living up to its name. Look to the weekly Shir Happenings email for updates and further information.



We take the opportunity during the summer months to experiment with different worship styles. Members of our congregation often take a more active role by lending their musical skills, or by offering a D’var Torah or another reflection for Shabbat. Summer services are led by either Rabbi Briskin or Cantor Kohlbrenner. Shown here, a special service held on the sands of the Jersey Shore. Look to the weekly Shir Happenings email for updates and further information.



Chevrat Torah, or Friends of Torah, began in 1995 to allow congregants a more casual and interactive Shabbat morning experience.  Chevrat Torah continues today following the same principles: Eat, Sing, Pray, and Learn!

We meet every Shabbat at 10:15 a.m. in person in the more intimate space of the Family Life Center, on Zoom, or both.  A rotating group of clergy and educators lead  our 45-60 minute service followed by an interactive, engaging and participatory discussion on the Torah portion or other elements of Jewish learning or practice.  Typically we conclude at noon. Chevrat Torah has become the “regular” Shabbat morning service for a dedicated minyan that is always looking to invite more people to participate. Join us when you are able. We are proud to say that Chevrat Torah has not missed making a minyan since 1995 and would love you to join us in the future.  Look to the weekly Shir Happenings email for updates and further information.



Shir Ami's Running/Walking Group meets on various Shabbat mornings at Washington Crossing State Park (there is a parking lot on the left just over the bridge past Dunkin' Donuts located on General Washington Memorial Blvd) . We begin at 8:00am for a word of Torah, a chance to connect/reconnect with each other and to enjoy a nosh of challah. We then head out on the towpath for a run/walk at which everyone moves at their own pace. This is a casual morning where we can energize our minds, bodies and souls! Individuals of all ages/levels of experience are encouraged to join us. The path is stroller accessible for those families with young children and please feel free to bring your dogs and other pets, as long as they are properly restrained.

Our group generally meets two Shabbatot a month in January, February, March, September, October, November and December. We meet every Shabbat in April, May, June, July and August. Look to the weekly Shir Happenings email for updates and further information.

Wed, March 22 2023 29 Adar 5783