The Ritual Committee honors tradition and embraces innovation. We strive to enhance the worship experience for all congregants, focusing on Jewish life-cycle events, Shabbat and holiday experience, ritual practice and the pursuit of spirituality.
We collaborate with the clergy regarding ritual and worship practices at Congregation M’kor Shalom. Our practices encourage participation and spiritual growth for individuals, as well as for the congregation at large. We also work with other committees to enhance knowledge about ritual practice through joint programming.
It is our goal to recognize and encourage diverse approaches to spirituality, prayer and ritual practice. We value inclusion, and strive to make our worship experience accessible to all. We appreciate the special joy and spirituality available to us through the Hebrew language, English readings, music in many forms and creative prayer.
The Ritual Committee’s responsibilities include collaborating with the clergy on both substantive content and administrative details of all services and worship opportunities within the congregation.
For more information, contact Ritual Committee Chairs Carol Fisher and Ellen Krause at RitualCommittee@mkorshalom.org.
Hearing Assist Units are available, and the sanctuary includes cutouts for wheelchairs and a ramp onto the bimah. We also live-stream many of our services.