Prayer at RSNS
Beginning February 2017 ALL Erev Shabbat services will begin at 7:30 p.m. During the school year, we hold a monthly hour-long Family Service that begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit the calendar on this website for exact dates..
Shabbat morning services when there is a bar or bat mitzvah begin at 9:45 a.m. B'yahad (family) Saturday mornings are once a month, with an adult Torah study at 9:00 a.m. and family services from 10:15-11:00 a.m., followed by a light kiddush lunch. See our monthly calendar for exact dates and times.
Non-members are always welcome to join us for Shabbat services. Please see our calendar for complete details.
We have a limited number of tickets High Holiday tickets available for non-members . . . click here for additional information.
How We Worship
"We believe that the congregation should not be a passive, listening audience, but a creative, participating community."
– Sam Blumenthal z”l, founding RSNS member
A Billy Collins poem and an ancient Hebrew melody. A middle-eastern chant and a favorite congregational tune. Our worship services place an emphasis on group participation, as our members engage in lively discussions and spirited singing, using a modern prayerbook that helps worshipers of all backgrounds connect to the service in a meaningful, interactive way. B'nai mitzvah families often take an active role during shabbat services, offering a family d'var torah and their own choice of English readings. Monthly Friday night family services are joyful and engaging, and Saturday morning B'yachad services include adult Torah study with childcare for younger children, followed by a lively Shabbat morning experience. As a progressive community, we embrace and encourage full participation by all whenever we come together to pray, to celebrate, to remember.