For B’nai and B’not Mitzvah, the synagogue service is the first chance to come before the congregation and assume the responsibilities and privileges of an adult Jew. While we try to honor the special needs and requests of our Bar/Bat Mitzvah families, no Shabbat Service at Ahavath Achim is a private affair.
It is a community celebration. We feel that in keeping with the spirit of Shabbat, we request that you refrain from smoking anywhere in the building. We ask that a kippah (head covering) be worn by men in our sanctuary at all times.
All men who ascend to the pulpit for any honor are expected to wear a tallit (prayer shawl) and women are expected to cover their head. Photography, video taping and audio taping are not allowed on Shabbat. We will be happy to accommodate those who request to use audio tape, videotape and photography prior to or after Shabbat.