Pre-service prayer time at 9:45 a.m. every Shabbat. Everyone who is able, is invited to join in at least one Shabbat per month. We meet in the Prayer Room located in the north wing of our synagogue.
Shabbat Service (10:00 am)
Our weekly Shabbat service consists of a mix of Jewish style song and dance and Siddur [prayerbook] worship, with the flavor and anointing of the Ruakh (Spirit) of the living and covenant keeping G-d of Israel. This is followed by a Torah service with the presentation of the scroll and a drash [exposition] from the reading of the week, and then the main message.
Shabbat Oneg (10 minutes after Service ends)
Oneg means "delight," and to keep the Shabbat a delight, our strategy is that we all work together so we can enjoy hospitality and fellowship, which is our purpose and goal for having oneg. By having our oneg a D.I.Y. event (everyone pitching in) it will be successful and will enable our outreach and sustain growth. As a community working together we can have a delightful meal together that is restful, Biblically kosher, and hospitable.
a.) Shabbat oneg will be restful by everyone being prepared ahead of time. We should completely prepare our contribution before Shabbat and/or before bringing it to oneg. This includes: cutting and setting it out on a serving platter, setting the dish out on the serving table just before oneg begins, and if the dish is to be served hot, bring it hot in a crock-pot and plug it in when you arrive. Let's keep it simple by not choosing dishes that require baking or boiling just before serving. Plan to bring your pot and/serving platter home to wash it. Mark them as yours. For ideas on what to bring to oneg check this out. We also have some great Shabbat recipes on our recipe page.
b.) Shabbat oneg will be Biblically kosher by following these guidelines.
c.) Shabbat oneg will be hospitable if we do this: Oneg begins 10 minutes after the service ends, allowing time for people to collect their children from Shabbat school. We wait to begin until after the Kiddush Blessings have been said. Then visitors are invited to be first in line. We should visit with newcomers before and/or after service and personally invite them to the oneg. If a visitor accepts the invitation, escort them to the head of the oneg line. Remember to be friendly and visit with newcomers in line. This is our opportunity to help them get to know others at Or HaOlam. Lastly, let's make sure there is enough for everyone by taking a modest portion. Remember the scripture "my brothers, when you gather together to eat, wait for one another. If someone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it will not result in judgment." I Cor. 11:33,34. (That almost sounds like an admonition to have breakfast before coming to service so one's hunger will not be out of control.) Parents: please keep your children in line with you and watch what they take.
Prayer and Fast (3rd Shabbat of the month) No Oneg this week.
We have a time congregational prayer and fasting once a month. We use intercession, combined with music and dance.
Servicio del Shabát en español (1:30 - 3:30 cada 4to sábado del mes)
Nuestro servicio consiste de liturgia y un servicio de la Torá, con adoración y mensaje. Hay cuidado de niños durante el mensaje.
Our service consists of liturgy and a Torah service, with worship and a message. There is child care during the message.
Beginner's Davidic Dance Class
Beginner’s Davidic Dance Class. This class is taught from time to time upon request. Sessions run approximately 20-30 minutes in preparation for the intermediate class and will be announced in the Shabbat morning service. All ages are welcome. There is no charge for our dance classes. (learn more)
Intermediate Davidic Dance Class
This class meets Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. and is open to those who are interested in intermediate level Davidic dance.
Teerosh (New Wine)
Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. meet with us for intercession, music and dance. (learn more)
Hebrew Class are offered periodically as part of Adult Education, Beginning and Intermediate, on Saturday afternoons and the time and place is announced in our services. The classes are taught by two of our Hebrew-knowledgeable members. Cost of textbooks will be announced. (view calendar)
OHY Youth Program
OHY meets once a week, currently during the morning service message time or just after the service, during the lunch time. Our purpose is fellowship, study of the scripture, and worship of Yeshua. We meet in the Youth Room in the north wing of our synagogue. (view calendar)
Held once a month, at 6:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month. This is for both men and women interested in learning-by-doing a more traditional, albeit Messianic, shakharit-tefillin service. We are using the Ben Gigi's Introduction to Hebrew Prayer Siddur as our format. Bring your tefillin if you have them. We meet in the synagogue sanctuary. (view calendar)
Men's Khavurah meets every other Sunday of the month. The meeting place is announced in our services and our bulletin. (view calendar)
Khavurah (Home Care Groups)
We encourage the intimacy and accountability that comes only with close association with your fellow congregants. Each group can differ on which evening they meet and how often during the month. For additional information please check the back literature table at the shul.