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Weekly Services



June 2021


Join COS for In-Person or Virtual Shabbat Services

Coming in person?

  • Facemasks are optional for individuals entering the synagogue who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Ohev Shalom requests all individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear facemasks when they are in the synagogue.
  • Feel free to wear a facemask even if you are fully vaccinated. We want everyone to be comfortable as we gather together again.
  • Respect the different comfort levels of fellow congregants. Some may be fine chatting but without physical contact. Others are good with an elbow or fist-bump, while some are ready for a hug. It is okay to ask!
  • Practice good hygiene by washing hands regularly or using hand sanitizer. Sanitizer dispensers are available in the lobby and sanctuary, including a touchless automatic dispenser in the lobby.
  • The Play & Pray Room at the back of the sanctuary is available for single-family use by reservation or, if not reserved, on a first come, first-served basis.
  • Some rows in the sanctuary will remain closed for social distancing as indicated by gold ropes.
  • Please review Congregation Ohev Shalom’s revised COVID-19 safety procedures, which can be found HERE.

For those who prefer to attend services via online streaming, our daily minyan and Shabbat services will continue to be streamed and will be available on LiveStream, Facebook, and the Ohev Shalom website home page.   


We offer a variety of Friday night and Saturday morning experiences that will spark your interest and uplift your spirit. Our warm and haimish Shabbat services engage all ages and backgrounds to participate, are fully egalitarian, and maintain the beautiful traditions of modern Conservative Judaism. 

In addition, our innovative special services and Shabbat learning experiences offer fresh and inspiring Jewish connection. And Rabbi Kay and Cantor Robuck share in leading Orlando Community Weekday Minyan services each morning from Sunday to Friday.

All are welcome!




Traditional Friday Night Service [7:30 p.m.]

Join Rabbi David Kay and Cantor Allan Robuck in our chapel for a joyful, engaging service with all of the traditional prayers. Our weekly theme this year (in lieu of a sermon) is “Story Shabbat,” where we will hear and share stories from our people’s past and present…and from each other. 


Alternate Friday Night Services [7:30 p.m.]

[For dates, see the COS Bulletin, the emailed Weekly Update, or our website calendar]

Piano Shabbat

Join us as our talented Cantor Robuck leads a rousing Friday night service from the piano. We will sing along with the traditional prayers in a range of melodies, for an enjoyable and uplifting experience.

Guitar Shabbat

Rabbi Kay brings his guitar to add spirited, soulful notes to our traditional Friday night service, and congregants join in for a lively round of song and prayer.




Shabbat Morning Sanctuary Service [9:30] 

Our Shabbat morning service is full of singing and congregant participation. Torah reading is handled by our Yad Squad, volunteer congregants of all ages and backgrounds. Rabbi Kay delivers a heartfelt message dealing with the spiritual and contemporary issues of our time.

We celebrate many life cycle events at our Saturday morning service: Bar and Bat Mitzvah, wedding aufrufs, baby namings, birthdays and wedding anniversaries, and more. It is a true celebration of our Judaism: its teachings, songs, and prayers and the sharing together of the joys of our congregational family.

In addition to sermons, we have two quarterly programs that take the place of the sermon. “Honest Answers to Honest Questions” gives congregants the opportunity to ask Rabbi Kay questions about Judaism and our services. "Sh'khenim" helps us get to better know a community leader or member of the congregation through a one-on-one interview with Rabbi Kay.




Not familiar with the liturgy? Can’t read Hebrew? Don’t let that stop you from joining in with our congregational family.

We periodically offer learning opportunities for reading Hebrew, for becoming more familiar with the prayer services, and for reading from the Torah. Click here to check for upcoming classes.





ZOOM SESSIONS: Saturday October 17 and December 12, 11 a.m.

Join Nina Fine for a Zoom version of Shabbatlettes, a Shabbat celebration for families of toddlers through kindergarteners. Zoom link sent prior to service. 

No charge, but RSVP here


[In-person sessions of the following programs to be announced, as conditions permit]


Shirei Shabbat [Friday 5:30–6:30 p.m.]

Families with toddlers through kindergarteners join Rabbi Kay to welcome Shabbat with music and movement after a light nosh.

No charge, but RSVP requested.


Shabbat Morning Family Experience [9:30–11:00 a.m.]

Families with K–5th graders join Marla Rosen for an interactive Shabbat morning experience that includes prayer led by the children, stories, games, songs, and a continental breakfast. Begins at 9:30 with breakfast, followed by the family service at 10 a.m. 

No charge, but RSVP requested.


Shabbatlettes [11:00–11:45 a.m.]

Families with toddlers through kindergarteners join together to celebrate Shabbat with singing, prayer, story, and movement. At the end of the program, children are invited to the bimah in the main service as Rabbi Kay hands out chocolate candies during the Aleinu prayer. Then families are welcome to join the congregation for the Kiddush lunch.

No charge, but RSVP requested.




Sunday – 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday – 7:45 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on federal holidays) 

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Orlando Community Weekday Minyan will be streamed only, until further notice. Available on LiveStreamFacebook, and the Ohev Shalom website home page.


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