Shabbat and Prayer Experiences

The prayer experience at Temple Solel blends tradition with creativity. The soulful incantations of Jewish ritual come alive with musical richness. Cantor Billy Tiep and Rabbi Alexis Berk weave modern interpretations around ancient foundations.  We love to illuminate the experience of prayer with Temple Solel musicians – join our Shabbat Unplugged Band!  We celebrate the journey of our individual and collective lives with Stories of Solel once a month – join us to hear the extraordinary narrations of our own community members. We offer Mindfulness and Mediation services on some Friday nights. And, you don’t want to miss a D’var Torah from Rabbi Berk – musings and curiosities about where our complex lives are informed by the glorious wisdom of Torah. In the summertime, join us at the beach or park, or even in our own Temple Solel courtyard, for San Diego Sabbath sunsets. 


We joyously meet the rhythm of the holiday cycle as the year unfolds. From the majestic unfolding of the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (join us at the beach for Tashlich!) to the autumnal beauty of Sukkot, to the festive renewal of Simchat Torah — the Tishre cycle brings us all together.  Chanukah is a perennial favorite – the whole building wafts of latkes frying in hot oil. We have been known to hug a tree at Tu B’shevat, create Broadway interpretations of the Purim Story, and camp in the desert to reenact the Exodus at Passover. Our spiritual life at Temple Solel is rich and varied. 


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