Shabbat

Celebrating Shabbat is a highlight of our week.

We encourage you to come for any part of a service—to sing, pray, or even just schmooze and nosh. After all, Shabbat is a time for people to reach out, make new friends, and renew connections.

Our Friday night services, currently offered on third Fridays through December, are a casual, musical, and spiritual Kabbalat Shabbat, geared to Jewish adults in their 20s-30s, and all in our Kehillah are welcome.

In our longer, mostly Hebrew, Saturday morning service, we sing songs of praise, read Torah, and dive into inspiring d’var discussions.

Come Fall 2022, we’ll also be bringing back our successful First Friday Shabbat Under the Stars.  One Saturday morning a month we hold our joyful, musical celebration, Shabbat Shirah, along with Tot Shabbat, a fun-filled, musical service for our little ones.

Our prayer books are designed to reach a wide audience. They are fully transliterated and translated and offer alternate readings—so everyone can join in. And our services are led by lay leaders as well as Rabbi Jen—so, with rabbinic guidance, anyone can participate.

Weekly Shabbat Schedule

Services are in person and also livestreamed and on Zoom for those who wish to participate in the service. Please refer to our weekly email announcements for links to ZOOM services.

Third Fridays 6:30 p.m. June to December

Third Fridays will be a casual, musical, and spiritual Kabbalat Shabbat, geared to Jewish adults in their 20s-30s, and all in our Kehillah are welcome. A core group of song leaders, coordinated by our own Ari Weinberg, will lead services and are open to anyone who wishes to participate.

You can expect a new experience, beginning with a ritual song, followed by Shabbat evening services and a Kosher veggie and dairy potluck. The service and meal will be held in the courtyard, weather permitting. If you are available to assist with set-up or would like to learn more about the team of service leaders, please contact the office

Saturday Morning Service 9:45 a.m.—noon
Songs of praise. Reading of Torah and Haftarah and a lively d’var discussion. Kiddush luncheon follows. Quick Kiddush Guide!

Monthly Shabbat Shirah Service 9:45—11:45 a.m.
Once a month our Saturday Morning Service becomes a song-filled, musical celebration with singing, dancing, guitar, a big dose of ruach. It’s how we provide another gateway to prayer. Kiddush lunch follows.

Monthly Tot Shabbat 11:15 a.m.—noonResuming soon!
Through wiggling, singing, and dancing, families with preschoolers (infants to age 5) share in learning the basic liturgy as well as singing traditional Shabbat songs. Kiddush lunch follows.