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Shabbat

Shabbat

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SHABBAT begins on Friday evening and concludes on Saturday evening. It's a weekly time (traditionally 25 hours) for us to focus on what really matters: gratitude for our lives and our communities, and the growth of our spiritual connectedness. We take the opportunity to pray, sing, meditate, and study together at Shabbat services.

Chabad's services take place on Friday evenings and Shabbat mornings.

  • Friday Evening Services begin at 6:30 pm in the autumn/winter and at 7:30 pm in the spring/summer. Services are filled with song (selected pieces can be heard here) and last approximately 1 hour. (To celebrate Shabbat-at-Home, we invite you to click here for a how-to guide and blessings.)
  • On the 1st Friday of every month, services are followed with an Oneg Shabbat, with home-made challah, chicken-matzah ball soup, and camaraderie! (This is preceded by the 1st Fridays Youth Service, which begins 5:30 pm in the autumn/winter seasons, and 6:30 pm in spring/summer.)
  • Shabbat Morning services begin at 9:30 am and run until shortly after noon. Prayer, Torah reading, and Rabbi Herson's sermon applying Torah values to our daily lives make for an introspective and empowering way to sanctify Shabbat.
  • A Kiddush Luncheon follows services. Over challah and a light lunch, we chat and nosh together. Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or other family occasion by sponsoring a kiddush. It is a beautiful way of sharing your personal celebration with the community. For more information or to reserve your date, please contact Doug Baker at duggybones@yahoo.com.

Note: Some people “dress up” for Shabbat and Holiday services, wearing business casual or business formal. Casual dress is fine; we just need to respect the prayer environment. (The synagogue has kippot (head coverings) and prayer shawls available for your use.)

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