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Religious Services


Traditional Night Friday Night Shabbat Services
7:30–8:30 p.m.

Congregation Ohev Shalom’s Traditional Friday night service is a freylich (joyful) service in which lively congregational melodies are sung by the Cantor and the congregation actively joins in. There is also a weekly learning session led by Rabbi David Kay. This year, our topic is "Story Shabbat" -- a look at the wealth of Jewish literature, from ancient time to the present, as well as occasional excursions into our own stories.


Shabbat Morning Sanctuary Service
9:30 a.m.

Shabbat morning services are the most popular and beloved in the Ohev Shalom community. Led by our Cantor, the service is full of singing and congregational participation. Most of the Torah reading is handled by our volunteer Yad Squad, members of our congregation of all ages and backgrounds. Rabbi Kay delivers a heartfelt message dealing with the spiritual and contemporary issues of our time.

In addition to sermons, we have two quarterly programs (which take the place of the sermon): “Honest Answers to Honest Questions” with Rabbi Kay and “Sh’kheinim” (getting to know a community leader or other Ohev Shalom member in a one-on-one interview with Rabbi Kay).

This is the service in which we celebrate life cycle events: Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding aufrufs, baby namings, birthdays and wedding anniversaries, and more. This service is a true celebration of our Judaism: its teachings, songs and prayers and the sharing together of the joys of our congregational family.


Special Shabbat Services

COS hosts periodic family Shabbat dinners and other special Erev Shabbat services. We also have a variety of programs for preschool- to middle-school-aged children and their families, including Shir’ei Shabbat, Shabbat Morning Family Experience, and more. Check the COS calendar, the bimonthly Bulletin, or the weekly Friday member email updates for more information.


Weekday Morning Minyan

Sunday – 9:00 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom

Monday through Friday – Orlando Community Weekday Minyan (Conservative egalitarian)

7:45 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on Federal holidays)

2nd Floor Beit K’nesset (chapel) – Jewish Academy of Orlando

851 Maitland Avenue, Maitland FL 32751

Mon, May 25 2020 2 Sivan 5780