services Rabbi Shnuer Zalman said: "A song lifts us from the place we are to the place we want to be."

At Congregation L’Dor V’Dor singing and music are central to our expressions of Jewish life. In addition to the exquisite voice of our cantor, Talya Smilowitz, our prayers are also lifted by a number of talented musicians who regularly add their musicianship to our praying. We believe the joy of singing and the uplift of musical accompaniment adds to our Shabbat prayer experience. During the year we have several special musical Shabbat services and concerts as well as the participation of our synagogue band, The L'Dors, and many talented singers.

Our Shabbat experience is elevated by music and song, and made holy by prayer and learning.


Shabbat Services: You can always participate in our services
on our FB and YT page.

Aliya Blessing
If you would like to practice the aliya blessing download the prayer here.
Listen to the cantor singing the blessing below.

Shabbat Blessings
The blessings to recite before your Shabbat dinner at home can be downloaded here.

 Prayerbook digital versions