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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 have a organ or professional choir, so our music tends to be more
participatory, more often than not accompanied by guitar or keyboard.
A tremendous sense of latitude is also permitted and encouraged in
terms of pulpit presentations, be it preaching, teaching or
discussion. And since we love to celebrate a simkha as much as the
next person, moments spent with B’nai Mitzvah and wedding couples and
new families enhance the sacred communal tapestry of our membership.
And since our members prefer to be part of the service rather than
spectators to it, we make every effort — liturgically, musically, and
spiritually — to involve them deeply in it.  

Sat, June 25 2022 26 Sivan 5782