Worship is central to the spiritual life of a synagogue. At Temple Solel, we believe that music, congregational connections, and learning with our Rabbi are what make our services so memorable. Music at services is led by our Cantor and is composed of both traditional and modern melodies, and active participation by the congregation is encouraged. The traditional wearing of the kippah at all services and the tallit at morning services is welcomed. Mishkan Tefillah is used at all Shabbat Services.
Shabbat Service times for Friday evenings vary so please check your email for each week's schedule. For both the Friday evening and Saturday Shabbat Services, congregants and guests should wear clothing appropriate for the sanctuary.
During Shabbat morning services when there are no B'nei Mitzvah, we invite congregants to share their own perspective on the week's Torah portion, in place of a sermon from our rabbi. There are a number of Shabbatot in the coming months with no B'nei Mitzvah scheduled, so please consider participating. You do not have to be a Torah expert or a Saturday morning regular! Rabbi Berk would be happy to help you prepare your remarks. Please consider making this important contribution to our community.
Our Temple follows the Israeli calendar of holiday observances: two days of Rosh Hashanah, one day of all other holidays. Yizkor services are held on Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, the seventh day of Passover and Shavuot.
The High Holy Days begin with a Selichot program and service. Tashlich Services are held at Cardiff Seaside State Beach or Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Every year, our families gather along the shoreline as we symbolically “toss our sins” into the Pacific Ocean. Temple Solel provides a light Break-the-Fast after the Yom Kippur Concluding Service. On Erev Sukkot we celebrate with a family picnic in the temple sukkah. Besides our regular High Holy Day services, a young children's service led by the Rabbi and Cantor is held on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.