(Closed) Attending services – how often?

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Busy bee

We try to go to shul at least 2 shabbat mornings a month and at least one kabbalat shabbat. Growing up I went every week and went to Jewish day school so I prayed every day there. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I used to have the rule that if I had no prior commitments for friday nights, I would go to services. I moved farther away so I don’t go as often, now I tend to just go for special events, which our temple actually has a lot of.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Honestly, I think you should try and go as often as possible.  So if that is every Shabbat morning and some Friday nights, then do that.  Only 2 Shabbat mornings and 1 Friday night…then yes.  It will make things easier for you in the long run, as exposure breeds familiarity. 

To answer your other question: currently? I go *maybe* 15 times a year; the holidays and a few Shabbat mornings thrown in for good measure.  Like DVsMoom, growing up I went to services every Shabbat and also attended Jewish day school.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You should go as often as you feel like going.  It shouldn’t feel like a chore, although it might in the beginning.  The more you go however, the quicker you’ll feel accustomed to it and get to know people there.  I would recommend at least twice a month to start. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I’m finishing up the conversion process up myself. I’m supposed to go to services two times a month, and Chever Torah at least once a month. So far I’m good on the services. I enjoy going on Friday nights, but lately I’ve not been seen on Shabbat morning. 🙁

It’s not that I don’t want to be there, but my new job has me so worn out that it just hasn’t been happening. I feel awful about it, really. 

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