Our Sunday Services begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 10:30 a.m. We gather each week with members and friends to inspire each others’ quest to search for truth, enlightenment, and community. The format of our services often include:
- A welcome to all
- Announcements of activities or calls for volunteers
- Open sharing of joys and sorrows
- Lots and lots of music
- Our main topic
- More music
- Refreshments and socialization
Religious Education For Children & Youth
Nursery Care for infants and toddlers is available.
Many Sundays we have a Supplement Program following the service. This is often a discussion forum on a topic of current interest; if there are handouts, they may be posted afterwards on the Calendar page for that event. Sometimes it is a brunch or other social activity. The Supplement Program begins at 11:00 a.m. Child care is available for these events.
Audio Recordings of our Services
Audio Recordings of our Sunday services are available for a nominal $3 donation, which goes into our collection plate. Dates and titles of our more recent services are listed below or see the attached SERMONLIST2015. Contact Jim Hodges with the information on the specific recording you would like to receive and he will get it for you. Donation envelopes and a complete hard copy catalog listing are available during the Coffee Hour.
Our guest speaker, Dr. Maya Ackerman, will be addressing whether Holocaust survivors became more or less religious after what they endured. She will share words written by Holocaust survivors along with the words of her own grandfather, a child survivor of the Holocaust.
Born in Belarus, Dr. Maya Ackerman moved to Israel during the collapse of the Soviet Union. When she was twelve, her family immigrated to Canada, where Maya received her doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. While at Waterloo, she researched applications of traditional Jewish study methodology to the modern classroom, resulting in peer-reviewed publications in Jewish Studies and education venues.
Her postdoctoral work took her first to the California Institute of Technology, followed by a year at UC, San Diego. She was an assistant professor at Florida State University, and now conducts her research and teaches at San Jose State University.
As the grandchild of a survivor, Maya feels that it is her duty to help make Holocaust education accessible to today’s growing generation.