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Shabbat Services

Please join us for Friday night and Saturday morning celebrations. Schedule below subject to change; please see the online calendar for verification.

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FRIDAY EVENING

All Friday night services conclude with a lively Oneg social gathering, held in the Social Hall. To host an Oneg, please sign-up here. You may wish to do so in honor or in memory of a loved one, or a special simcha in your life.

1st Friday

At 6:00 p.m. the Family Shabbat service begins and is tailored for families with school-age children. Family Shabbat features youth-oriented music accompanied by guitar with most prayers sung by all. Rabbi Wolfe gives a short talk especially suited for children.  Led by Dan Tenenbaum.

2nd Friday

At 7:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services offer an opportunity to begin Shabbat and the weekend with warmth, friendship and a letting-go of weekday responsibilities.  Most prayers are sung together by the congregation, and Rabbi Wolfe offers meaningful words, often related to the week’s Torah portion.  Led by Bob Smith.

3rd Friday

At 6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services and led by student rabbi Shayndel Adler Eldridge.

4th Friday

The Songleaders Shabbat service begins at 7:00 p.m. Lively melodies are accompanied by guitar and other instruments; rhythm instruments are provided for those who wish to join in the music making.  Newcomers are welcome to rehearse with the Song Leaders.  Contact CBH partner for more information by clicking her name.

5th Friday

Will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Friday Night Shabbat Schedule (August 2018)

 

SATURDAY MORNING

Services begin at 10:00 a.m. (preceded by Torah Study at 9:00 a.m.). The traditional liturgy, supplemented with spiritual teachings, meditative kavannot (intentions) and communal singing, are intended to open hearts and minds for the wonders of Torah and the special feeling that comes with Shabbat.

The service begins with the introductory prayers and Shaharit, the morning service. These are followed by Rabbi Wolfe’s comments on the week’s Torah portion, the Torah service and a brief concluding service.  On the third Saturday of most months (see calendar to confirm), a themed Chanting/Contemplative Service is offered. This is a monthly opportunity to experience a more personal relationship with the Divine as you celebrate and observe Shabbat.  More information about this experience is available by contacting Carrie Shepard at cshepardsky@gmail.com, or Hallie Morrow at tapdocmorrow@yahoo.com.  A related program is the Heart and Spirit Chant Circle on the fourth Monday of most months (see calendar to confirm).  More information is available at this link.

Shabbat morning attendees are invited to take as active a part as they wish, and those interested in learning new skills, such as Torah reading, are encouraged.  Any mistakes are viewed as the mitzvot of enthusiastic learners! Congregants come for the entire service, or just a portion, depending upon what speaks to them on any given Shabbat. Services typically conclude just after 12:30 p.m.

Have You Read or Chanted From Our 50th Anniversary Torah?

Make this the year that you share, recapture or learn Torah reading or chanting skills at a Shabbat morning service.  Not only will you feel personally fulfilled, but you will be performing a wonderful mitzvah for your CBH community!  Click here to see the portions  available at this time.

Interested to look ahead to a special date to commemorate a special simcha or anniversary?  Need assistance preparing to read or chant? Please contact Ritual Committee member for a referral to CBH partners with guidance to offer!

News
Wonders of Judaism Join us for a survey class of the principles and practices that make up Judaism taught by Rabbi Greg Wolfe beginning Sunday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. Posted Oct 18, 2018
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The Settlers Documentary film (followed by discussion) about settlers in Israel on Monday, October 29 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Posted Oct 18, 2018
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