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Shabbat

Worship experiences at Woodlands are predominantly upbeat and
celebratory. We view worship as a microcosm for the outside world and,
as such, endeavor to include as much of the full gamut of human
experience — from joyous to sad, philosophical to emotional — as we
can. We mainly use our own Shabbat siddurim, produced over the years
by temple members in consultation with our clergy. Additionally,
we do not...Read more...

Our Siddurim

Begun in 1966, the founders of Woodlands Community Temple sought to create a different kind of congregation. Focusing on the word “community,” they instilled in our members a feeling of belonging and involvement which has often been referred to as “the Woodlands Way.”

Very soon, the members of Woodlands began writing their own siddurim (prayer books). We'd thought our first one had been put together in 1973 but then Rabbi...Read more...

A Joyful Noise

a-joyful-noise

In the mood for a Shabbat service that’s got a “beat”? If so, “A Joyful Noise” is for you.

It’s Shabbat on steroids (but in a good way)! While the word “Joyful” speaks for itself, the “Noise” is really the electric, spiritually and physically uplifting sound of the whole...Read more...

Mishpakha Shabbat at 7:00 pm

Here at Woodlands, we purposefully use “mishpakha” to describe one of our many signature worship experiences. Mishpakha Shabbat is for our entire community – from older members through grade-school-aged kids. It’s a regular Friday night service, but an hour earlier to accommodate older folks who don't like to drive late at night and our younger members' bedtimes. The music is uplifting and catchy, but not pediatric. Mishpakha Shabbat...Read more...

Jammin' Shabbat at 7:00pm

Jammin' Shabbat is proof that no one’s too young—or too old—to be an active participant in life at Woodlands. One Friday a month, during most months, the 30-minute service is geared not only to youngsters age 1 to 12, but to those in their first year of life as well. It’s a wonderful way for them to share a delightful experience with their parents and grandparents. (Of course, other relatives and friends are welcome to tag...Read more...

You Can Definitely Conduct Your Own Seder

 

It's not as hard as you think. And the little effort you put in will yield you, your family and friends, great enjoyment and satisfaction. Here are some helpful suggestions ...

It's not as hard as you think. And the little effort you put in will yield you, your family and friends, great enjoyment and satisfaction. Here are some helpful suggestions ...

First, put away the Maxwell House Haggadah! There are so many...Read more...

Wed, October 21 2020 3 Cheshvan 5781