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People often ask, how different are the 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 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.

Tonight's Sefirah Count Is 35

היום חמשה ושלשים יום שהם חמשה שבועות לעמר

Today's Calendar

: 6:50a
Shir Hashirim
: 6:15p
: 6:30p
Candle Lighting
: 8:04p

Parshat Behar

Shabbat, May 25

Candle Lighting

Friday, May 24, 8:04p


Motzei Shabbat, May 25, 9:03p

Shabbat Mevarchim

Shabbat, Jun 1
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Fri, May 24 2019 19 Iyyar 5779