Shabbat Morning Service


10:00am Service

Every Saturday

Our Shabbat Morning Services are led by Rabbi Batsheva Appel and/or Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg in the Rubin Family Sanctuary or the Schlanger Chapel.


Shabbat No'ar


 9:30am Hot Breakfast

10:00am Shabbat No'ar Youth & Adult Service 
                 with the Project Ezra Torah Readers

12 noon Rabbi's Tish


January 27
February 10
March 10
April 21

Shabbat No’ar (Youth Shabbat) is a faster-paced Shabbat service that is great for families with children.  We begin with a delicious hot breakfast at 9:30am. Afterwards, Shabbat No’ar Youth & Adult Morning Services start at 10:00am in the Schlanger Chapel, using the Shabbat Reflections prayer book.  Kurn Religious School students and Project Ezra Torah Readers help lead the service.   


Wandering Jews

Reading Torah on Wasson Peak

Wandering Jews



Saturday, January 20, 8:00am: Bridal Wreath Falls - Shabbat Morning Hike & Service
Saturday, February 3, 8:00am: Catalina State Park - Shabbat Morning Hike & Service
Saturday, March 24, 8:00am: Wasson Peak - Shabbat Morning Hike & Service
Friday, April 6, 5:30pm: Saguaro National Park East - Shabbat Passover Experience in the Desert
Saturday, May 5, 5:00pm: Youngerman Ranch - Lag Ba'Omer Picnic & Bonfire, Babies & Bagels, and Wandering Jews
Saturday, June 30, 5:00pm: Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Havdallah Hike & Service

What better way to rejoice in God's creation than by celebrating Shabbat in the great out of doors? Temple Emanu-El's Wandering Jews Hiking Club experiences the magnificence of the Sonoran desert and the beauty of Shabbat by combining a Shabbat hike with either a Shabbat morning or a Havdallah service at least once each month.

Information on the August Hike: 

Join our Temple as we hike the Marshall Gulch Trail to the Aspen Trail Loop and enjoy a lovely Shabbat morning service in the natural sanctuary that God created!

Our hike is 3.7 miles round-trip,with moderate elevation gain for the first 1.2 miles and then a traverse descent into Marshall Gulch.The hike is rated moderate to difficult with some rocky sections of trail.

Bring good hiking shoes, hat/kippah, tallit, plenty of water, snacks or lunch. There is a nominal $5 fee for a one-day use permit payable at Molino Basin (lower Mt. Lemmon).

We encourage you to carpool to the trailhead as parking is limited.

DIRECTIONS: Take Tanque Verde to Catalina Highway, proceed up Mt Lemmon through Summerhaven descending shortly to Marshall Gulch.Marshall Gulch is located below Summerhaven, about 30 miles from the base of Mt. Lemmon.Meet at the trailhead at 8:00am.To carpool meet at the Northeast corner of Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway, behind McDonalds at 7:00am and carpool to the trailhead.

Spirituality Shabbat

Spirituality Shabbat  October 31, 2015 at 8:00 am - Yetman Trail  
The Shabbat Morning of Spirituality is  a unique, personal and spiritually fulfilling Shabbat Morning service. This relaxed and intimate service includes poetry, music, Jewish practices such as meditation, and some of our Shabbat morning service prayers experienced at a much slower pace.  Our reading and discussion of the Torah portion of the week focuses on the mystical and transformational aspects of the narrative. This Shabbat service gives us time for personal and communal connection to our Judaism, to one another and to the power of Torah. This service is open to all.



225 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-327-4501
Fax: 520-327-4504

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