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People often ask, how different is Sephardic liturgy?

Sephardi and Ashkenzai Jews share precisely the same tenets of Judaism.  Differences arise in customs and liturgy. Although Sephardic and Ashkenazi liturgy uses the same basic prayers, Sephardim use a decidedly oriental cantillation when they pray and 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 a cantillation that reflects 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

Yom Kippur
Yizkor
Yom Kippur Fast Begins
: 12:00a
Shaharit
: 6:50a
Yom Kippur Fast Ends
: 7:50p
Havdalah
: 7:52p

Parshat Ha'Azinu

Shabbat, Sep 22

Candle Lighting

Friday, Sep 21, 6:50p

Havdalah

Wednesday, Sep 19, 7:52p

Yom Kippur & Yizkor

Wednesday, Sep 19
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Wed, September 19 2018 10 Tishrei 5779