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Shabbat Services

Shabbat workship 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.
Saturday morning services, which are traditional, Hebrew services. The Torah reading is according to the triennial cycle.
Friday evening services, which feature considerable portions of English prayer.
Alternative Services, offered monthly, such as Rock HaShabbat and Kavanah.
Ongoing educational opportunities for both youths and adults.
Family Shabbat celebrations, which occur monthly on Friday evenings.
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.
Jewish Arts Programs providing opportunities for adults to learn to sound shofar; trope for Torah; haftarah; megillah; and leading services.
Weekly Talmud and Bible study with Rabbi Ezring.
Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs.


Traditional Services


6:15 pm A modified traditional service featuring considerable portions of English prayer


Shacharit 9:30am
Torah 10:00am
Musaf 11:00am
Minchah / Ma’ariv 5:30pm
Traditional Hebrew services. The Torah reading is according to the triennial cycle.


Daily Minyan 9:00am/5:30pm

Alternative Services

Rock HaShabbat

Rock HaShabbat is a multigenerational service set to contemporary rock music. Come and sing along.


Our Kavanah service combines the ancient practices of Jewish prayer and meditation, along with a Torah study, in an effort to create space for reflection and growth.

Wed, October 18 2017 28 Tishrei 5778