Our services and activities take place in our building, except for Tuesday afternoon services, which take place at the Siegel JCC.
AKSE invites men and women in the community to join us at weekday services. Currently we have two in-person services during the week. On Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., we meet in the Senior Lounge of the Siegel JCC (101 Garden of Eden Rd. in Wilmington) for Mincha. On Thursday morning at 9 a.m., we meet in our building for Shacharit and Torah reading. Please check the Shabbat newsletter for any deviations from this schedule.
Regardless of your level of familiarity with the prayer service, you are welcome and you will find yourself davening among friends. And you will perform an important mitzvah.
The Friday evening service consists of Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, and Ma’ariv. We also occasionally host congregational Shabbat dinners, where we enjoy welcoming the Shabbat together with dinner and zemirot, following the service. The Shabbat morning service at AKSE follows the Orthodox davening structure. Our service begins at 9:00 a.m. with pesukei d’zimrah followed by Shacharit and the Torah service. We read the full parsha and haftorah. The Rabbi’s sermon follows the haftorah. We continue with Musaf and the concluding prayers. Everyone is encouraged to join in prayerful singing. Services usually conclude before noon — in time to adjourn to the social hall for a lovely kiddush prepared by our Sisterhood. Many congregants choose to sponsor a Shabbat kiddush to share a personal event with their AKSE family. The Shabbat kiddush affords the opportunity to enjoy the spirit of the Shabbat together. Shabbat afternoon Mincha, Ma’ariv and Havdalah conclude the Shabbat services. Please see the newsletter link for times.