Galesburg, Illinois

Shabbat Services

Shabbat services are at 7:00 p.m. on most Fridays.  The exceptions:  about once a month we begin services at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m., with a children-oriented service.  Also, during the summer, we have services every other week instead of every week.  You can check the start time for a specific week by clicking on the link to the current bulletin and looking at the section on "Services, Oneg & Hospitality," or by sending an e-mail query to Penny Gold at <pgold@knox.edu>Temple Sholom is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and is served by a visiting rabbi, who leads services on the High Holidays and once per month between September and May. Members of the congregation lead other services. The congregation uses the Mishkan Tefilah prayer book (and sometimes the older Gates of Prayer); we also occasionally experiment with alternative liturgies. Because of the community's history and size, we try to be responsive to the various needs and preferences of our members in the worship services. Some members wear kippot and tallitot, others do not. Some members include a substantial amount of Hebrew in the services they lead, while others use mostly English. Men and women participate fully and equally in services. The congregation has an ongoing adult study group.