CAH diligently monitors the ever-changing condition of the COVID-19 pandemic and adheres to guidance from local, state and federal officials. We have resumed in-person services July 16, 2021 and ask worshipers to wear masks and stay socially distanced. For those who prefer to join services remotely, please join through LIVE STEAMING services. Those who wish to join classes remotely, please register at Zoom (link to Learning tab). We send wishes for all to remain safe and healthy. Click here for details on safety and protocol.
“To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.” – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)
“Prayer takes us beyond the self. Joining our personal self to the selfhood of humanity, it gives our wishes the freedom to grow large and broad and inclusive. Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.” – Rabbi Morris Adler (1906-1966)
Am HaYam celebrates Shabbat (the Sabbath) and all Jewish holidays. We conduct Shabbat services on the first and third full weekends of the month. Click here to check Calendar page. We use the revised Siddur Sim Shalom prayer book, with Hebrew, transliteration and English, supported by special readings and songs. Our services are musical and joyful, led by Rabbi J.B. Sacks, who encourages everyone to participate wholeheartedly.
Friday Night Services. The week comes to an end and welcoming Shabbat gives us time to reflect and renew our spirit. Services begin a 8 pm and are filled with prayer, song and discussion. Our Oneg Shabbat follows, allowing us to meet and greet each other.
Saturday Morning Services. A deeper appreciation and examination of Jewish culture, thought, and values takes place during Saturday morning services. Services begin at 10 am with prayer, song, and poetry. We read from the Torah and discuss its meaning. Our Kiddush follows, where we can get to know each other better over refreshments or a Shabbat lunch.
Holidays We celebrate Jewish holidays and observe holy days with special readings, music, activities, and programs We also join other local synagogues for community services for Sukkot, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day), and Shavuot , celebrations that are filled with friendship and understanding.
Life Cycle. As our congregants pass through the joys and challenges of daily living, we are here to support each other. Rabbi Sacks is available to help with any and all of your family’s needs, from a bris (ritual circumcision) or baby-naming, to a bar or bat mitzvah, to a wedding, a renewal of vows, a funeral or unveiling, and other occasions.
Please reach out, in your time of need. Contact information for Rabbi and the Congregation Leadership, can easily be found here.