Friday night Candlelighting is at 8:27
Havdallah 9:33

This past Shabbat we marked the return of children’s programming (Tot Shabbat & Tefilat Yeladim) to Mercaz. We had 60 people at shul and celebrated a community engagement!

As we look ahead to the future, it’s helpful to share a few reminders:

Sign Up

Please remember to sign up for Tefilah here to ensure we have an accurate headcount for setup and meal prep as well as to adhere to our current COVID guidelines. The sign-up sheet closes a few hours before Shabbat, so sign up early! 

Sign up for Tefilah here


Consider pitching in at Mercaz, we’d love to have you assist in the following areas:



-Food Prep for kiddush

-Torah Reading

-Giving a Dvar Torah


-Website Maintenance

-Weekly Email

-Anything that interests you!


If you’re interested in participating contact:



Our membership is the beating heart of how we continue to thrive as an organization. We have a sliding scale membership at Mercaz. While it is not required to attend, it’s a great way to show your investment in our community. 

You can find membership details here


Show your support to Mercaz with a one time or recurring donation here


Next Shabbat

We are looking forward to Mincha, Kabalat Shabbat and Maariv starting at 7:15 pm and a Shabbat kiddush sheva bracha! Sign up for Tefilah here. 


Let your friend know that they can stay in touch by signing up for our weekly newsletter here!

Sponsor Kiddush

Click here if you would like to sponsor a kiddush in the future.

Covid Guidelines
The summarized version of this stage of updates:

1. For now, services are remaining outdoors.
2. Vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks (they must attest to vaccination status during sign up)
3. All kids can now attend services masked, sitting next to their parents. (non-mobile infants can still attend unmasked)
4. Unvaccinated people can take their masks off to eat and drink as long as they maintain 6 feet of distance.
5. Please stay 6 feet away from others if you are not vaccinated.
6.  Parents don't need to stay 6 feet away from their kids.

Please click here to see our full updated COVID Guidelines 
Shabbat Tefilah Sign-Up
Mercaz Shabbat Groups for Kids
We are excited to resume Shabbat Groups at Mercaz!

To start we are offering two different programs for children:

Tefilat Yeladim (ages 5-10): An abbreviated prayer service that contains songs, stories, and a word or activity about the Parasha of the week. Drop off.

Tot Shabbat (ages 18 months-4): Songs, prayers, and activities for younger children with a caregiver.

Each indoor room now has a HEPA filter and doors and windows will be open. All non-vaccinated people, over age 2, are required to wear masks and children will be required to stay 3 feet apart from each other. 
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 (end of tefillah): Tefilat Yeladim in the sanctuary.
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 (end of tefillah): Tot Shabbat outside in the garden area in front of the small house, directly to the north of Mercaz.
  • The playroom is a dedicated nursing room with space for 3 adults. Most toys will be put away.
  • Kids are invited to return to services before Kiddush sitting with their parents.
  • Sign up for Shabbat Tefilah here.  Adults and children 12 and older should each sign up separately and children under 12 can be included in the field for children.  We appreciate your patience while we work on our sign-up and process. 
Please send a photo of your 5 - 10-year-old child to Elizabeth Frasch at
Sidduur/Nusach Class with David Barak

Every other Tuesday evening barring rain, 8:30 - 9:30 in the Frasch family garden.

Class tonight, July 27th.

Email for the address
Wednesday night learning 

Now meeting in person in the Mercaz tefillah space.

Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

You can also join via Zoom
Meeting ID: 825 7811 6647
The women's mikvah in our neighborhood, Mikveh Yisroel Mei Menacham, is now using to make appointments. You can go through the website or download the app.
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