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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

Shacharit
: 8:00a
Talmud Torah
: 10:00a

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Chayei Sara

Candle Lighting

Friday, Nov 22, 4:32p

Havdalah

Motzei Shabbat, Nov 23, 5:28p

Shabbat Mevarchim

Shabbat, Nov 23
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Sun, November 17 2019 19 Cheshvan 5780