The Sarasota temple celebrated both American and Jewish heritage.
Members of Temple Emanu-El gathered for a different kind of service Friday evening.
The temple held its annual Patriotic Shabbat at which, in addition to traditional worship, members celebrated America. The sermon combined both American and Jewish history, while focusing on Jewish contributions to America.
The service ended with a patriotic singalong which included such songs as "God Bless America" and "The Star-Spangled Banner."
After the service, members skipped the traditional Shabbat dinner and feasted on a Fourth of July cookout, complete with hamburgers and potato chips.