We'd love you to participate in our services:
- Be an Usher. Download a copy of the Usher Guide here.
- Be a Gabbai. This requires a bit of Hebrew fluency. Download a copy of the Gabbai instructions here.
- Read Torah. We'd love for you to take an aliyah as often as you wish. You may sign up on our Torah reading schedule, which can be found online here.
- Lead services. We'd love to hear you doven! Contact
to be put on the schedule.
- Come regularly. Our services are traditional, with a great deal of chanting and singing in Hebrew. We want you to be comfortable and participate. To that end, we have published a Guide to our services, called “Tefillah Tidbits,“ available online here, or available in a downloadable Booklet here or a Fullsize version here.
We have also produced a three CD set, entitled Shabbat@Ahavas Israel, containing the entire Friday night and Shabbat morning services, along with the complete Shabbat home ritual. Each CD (or individual tracks) is available from the Amazon Music store.
Comprehensive and instructive...this beautiful CD set will enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of Shabbat from Kabbalat Shabbat, Ma'ariv and the home Shabbat prayers through the entire Shabbat morning service.
As you listen to Cantor Stuart Rapaport, follow along in your Siddur Sim Shalom or read the booklet notes on the Shabbat prayers. PDF files of the CD booklets can be downloaded using the following links: Volume #1 and #2 Booklet and Volume #3 Booklet.
Volume 1 - Shaharit for Shabbat
Birkhot Hashahar (Morning Blessings)
Pesukei D'Zimra (Verses of Praise)
Shema and its blessings
Volume One is available here
Volume 2 - Torah Service/Musaf for Shabbat
Conclusion to the Shabbat Morning Service
Volume Two is available here
Volume 3 - Friday evening and Home Shabbat prayers
Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming of Shabbat)
Ma'ariv - Shabbat evening service
Home Shabbat prayers
-Kiddush for Shabbat evening
-Birkat Hamazon (Grace after meals)
-Kiddush for Shabbat lunch
Volume Three is available here
Sample tracks from Shabbat @ Ahavas Israel:
Amidah (beginning) - Volume 1 Track 26: Download
Shalom Aleikhem - Volume 3 Track 27: Download