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Shabbat Services

Shabbat worship at Temple Israel blends the ancient and the modern. We offer traditional and alternatives services that appeal to all ages. Our service offerings include:

  • Charlotte’s only egalitarian daily minyan.
  • Family-friendly Friday evening services in a mixture of Hebrew and English, which feature inspiring, soul-stirring music.
  • Saturday morning services, which are traditional Hebrew services. We read the Torah according to the triennial cycle.
  • Fun, Musical, and interactive Shabbat experiences held on Friday evenings and holidays, designed for young Jewish families (children 0-8). 
  • Ongoing educational opportunities for both youths and adults.
  • Holiday celebrations including High Holy Days, Purim, Passover, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah and many more.
  • Basic Hebrew classes taught periodically by Temple staff and laity.
  • Junior Congregation, which meets every week religious school is in session.
  • Opportunities for adults to learn to sound shofar; trope for Torah; haftarah; megillah; and leading services.
  • Weekly Talmud and Torah studies with the clergy.
  • Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs.

Traditional Services


6:15 p.m. - A modified traditional service featuring a mixture of Hebrew and English.


A traditional service in Hebrew with the Torah readings according to the triennial cycle.

Shacharit, 9:30 a.m.
Torah, 10 a.m.
Musaf, 11 a.m.
Minchah/Ma’ariv, 5:30 p.m.



   Click here to view our Shabbat Services


   We welcome all guests who wish to come and visit Temple Israel. Click here for a
   brief guide to our Shabbat morning service for information that will make your
   visit more meaningful.

   We love welcoming visiting groups to observe our services and pray with us. Please
click here for more information.

Fri, May 7 2021 25 Iyyar 5781