On Shabbat we leave the stress and competition of the week behind. As we come together for Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday Shabbat morning services, the community joins in song and reflection, led by lay leaders, Rabbi Samuel H. Weintraub and Music Director Judith Berkson. Throughout the year we celebrate Shabbat and holidays with a variety of prayer services and educational programs. Everyone is welcome to join us in prayer and study.
Friday evening, 6:30pm
Services in the Sanctuary or Chapel are followed by an Oneg Shabbat and refreshments. During the year we hold several Shabbat dinners, which include rousing Z’minot (Jewish hymns) and Birkat Hamazon (grace after meals).
“Shabbat at the Shtender” an article from the winter 2008-2009 edition of CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism describes our Kabbalat Services.
Saturday morning, 9:15am
Kiddush and refreshments follow services.
Talmud Study Circle
Every Shabbat following Kiddush (around 1:00pm)
A great way to honor the Sabbath and increase your knowledge at the same time. We study the Mishnayot in both Hebrew and English. Our discussion, like the Talmud, is far-ranging, deep, fun, and intellectually stimulating. Unlike the Talmud, discussions are in English! All levels of learners are welcome to join us. No previous background or knowledge of Hebrew necessary.
Sunday Morning, 9:00am
Chapel, 2nd Floor of the Goldman Building