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People often ask -- How different are Sephardic and Ashkenazi forms of worship?

Sephardi and Ashkenzai Jews share precisely the same beliefs, the same devotion to the tenets of Judaism. Differences arise in customs and liturgy. Although Sephardim and Ashkenazim use the same basic prayers, Sephardim use decidedly oriental cantillation (ta'amim) when they pray and when they read the Torah. 

Melodies differ from synagogue to synagogue, as they often reflect the countries and cultures of their congregants’ origins. At Magen David, it is customary for the Torah reader to use ta'amim that reflect the background of the person honored with an Aliyah. This applies to Ashkenzai honorees as well. 

We hope you’ll join us at an upcoming service, either during the week or on Shabbat. Prayer times for the week are listed below.

Today's Calendar

: 8:00a
Talmud Torah
: 10:00a
Couples Paint Night
: 7:00p

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Terumah

Shabbat, Feb 29

Candle Lighting

Friday, Feb 28, 5:42p


Motzei Shabbat, Feb 29, 6:40p

Rosh Chodesh Adar

Tuesday, Feb 25
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Sun, February 23 2020 28 Shevat 5780