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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday Evening Shabbat Worship

Torah_Covers1Each Friday evening we greet Shabbat with great oneg (joy) as we enter the period of k’dusha (holiness) that will last until sundown on Saturday. Join us for a meaningful community worship experience. On those Friday evenings when Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6:30 p.m., join us for a wine and cheese reception beginning at 5:45 p.m. Please note below a few special features of our Kabbalat Shabbat services.

Second Friday (8:00 p.m. service) From September through May, this service includes a Torah reading by a member of the congregation. Festive Oneg to follow. (Please note that during the summer services are at 6:30 p.m.).

Fourth Friday (6:30 p.m.) In conjunction with the theme for the year, members of the congregation will share how their Judaism has influenced work building bridges between diverse communites.

Meturgaman From September through June, about once a month the Kabblat Shabbat service includes a Torah reading in the Meturgaman-style. In the ancient synagogue, the Meturgaman translated and interpreted the text of Torah for the community. We have adapted this ancient practice by interpreting and translating the Torah portion through drama and story.

Shabbat Shira
Several times each year, we offer an entirely sung Kabbalat Shabbat service. Melodies range from the simple and contemplative to the joyful and exuberant, allowing congregants and newcomers to sing along, even if a particular melody or piece of liturgy is not immediately familiar.

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