This large Reform congregation, founded in 1974, offers a full range of programming for families and individuals of all ages. Shabbat services include a variety of worship styles and texts with a great deal of music. Erev Shabbat services take place at 8:00 pm on the first and third Fridays of the month; Kabbalat Shabbat services take place at 6:30 pm on the second, fourth, and fifth Fridays of the month. Tot Shabbat service once a month on a Friday evening at 6:30 pm, usually preceded by a Tot Shabbat family dinner open to all. Weekly Shabbat morning Torah Study (9:00 am), is followed by our "Spice Up Your Judaism, Celebrate Shabbat!" series of discussion topics and alternative worship services at 10:30 am. Special youth and family services during the High Holy Days. A 45-member choir and several vocal and instrumental ensembles often enrich Shabbat services.
We offer extensive educational, community service, and social activities for all ages. Achim (The Men's Group), Women's Connection, seniors, NextGen, and singles participate braodly in social and fun(d)raising events. Youth groups for all ages. College Connection program supports the relationship between college-age students and the synagogue. Under the umbrella of M'kor Cares are four initiatives: The Social Action Committee involves members in local and worldwide issues of Jewish importance, as well as humanitarian concerns. Caring Community Committee reaches out to congregants in need of support, as well as congregants with disabilities and/or special needs. Health & Wellness Initiative offers learning opportunities and support. Preschool and certified full-day Kindergarten; Religious School from pre-Kindergarten through Post-Confirmation, with an extensive Family Education program. Active Adult Education program. Very high retention of youth in Confirmation and Post-Confirmation programs.
The synagogue building is a 50,000 square foot contemporary structure, with permanent sanctuary seating for 400 and moveable seating for a total of 1,800. Reception and kitchen facilities are available for life-cycle events; catering arrangements can be made through the synagogue's kosher and non-kosher caterers. Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.