As a congregation we are dedicated to living out the Torah in every aspect of life and reaching out to all that are seeking to learn Torah and about the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. As an Orthodox shul we strive to follow all the commands of the Torah to the best of our ability out of love for HaShem.
For example, many of our congregants live within the eruv or commute in before Shabbat and Yom Tov and leave after Shabbat and Yom Tov, so as to remain shomer Shabbat. Our services and shul provisions are set up in such a manner as to afford the opportunity for those who wish to do all that is commanded and avoid all that is prohibited on Shabbat, the opportunity to do so. Most of our members are shomer kashrut (maintaining completely kosher kitchens at home and when they go out), shomer negiah, shomer tzitzit, etc. At shul our men wear kippot at all times and most wear a second head covering during tefillah and Torah service. Most of our women wear some form of hair covering.
We use the Artscroll Nusach Sephard English/Hebrew siddur for our English/Hebrew speaking congregants and a combination of the Artscroll Nusach Ashkenaz Spanish/Hebrew and Tehilat HaShem Hebrew/Spanish translated and transliterated siddurs for our Spanish speaking congregants. Our Shabbat teachings (except Friday night) are all taught in English and translated into Spanish for our Spanish speakers.
We begin Shabbat services with candle lighting 18 minutes before sunset. About 20 or so minutes later we do Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv. We try to have a corporate kosher dairy/pareve dinner at or about 6:30pm. The time for dinner may be as much as 30 minutes later if candle lighting and evening services conflict. We also have an erev Shabbat Torah teaching for about an hour at 7:30 pm or after dinner and/or erev Shabbat services. After teaching many will have a small dinner or dessert (depending on the time of year).
On Shabbat morning we begin with Shacharit at 8:30am. Torah service is generally about 9:45am. Mussaf usually begins about 11:00am and we have Torah teaching for about an hour or so after Mussaf. At about 1:00 pm we have a kosher dairy/pareve pot luck lunch. Some walk home for an afternoon supper and others remain at the shul and partake of their afternoon supper. In the afternoon we do Minchah and at 42 minutes after sunset we do Havdalah.
Depending on the time of year we often have a second teaching in the afternoon of Shabbat or a teaching after havdalah. These are frequently topical studies.