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Join us for Shabbat


Shabbat is a special and joyful time at Congregation B'nai Israel! We invite you to join us on any Friday night or Saturday morning to celebrate with us. We have experiences appropriate for all ages. 

Our religious services are creative and flexible, in both English and Hebrew. Guests are always welcome, and members and guests are free to dress in a manner expressive of their ritual preferences.  Friday night services are followed by a Shabbat Oneg featuring light refreshments. Click here to learn about sponsoring a oneg!

Our weekly Shabbat Services and study include:

  • Friday Night Shabbat Service - every Friday evening at 7:30 pm. We provide free child care during Friday night services for children between the ages of 3 and 10. No advance RSVP is necessary.
  • Weekly Torah Study - held each Saturday morning at 9:00 am in the Sosnick Library.
  • Shabbat Morning Service begins at 10:30 am in the Harry M. Tonkin Memorial Chapel. If there is a B'nai Mitzvah, Saturday morning services are held in the Sanctuary.

 Other Shabbat programming includes:

  • Tot Shabbat -  every second Friday at 6:00 pm (except during July and August)
    This is 30-minute Shabbat service for young children (approximately 8 years old and younger)and their families - Tot Shabbat is followed by a Second Shabbes Dinner.

  • Shabbatot - the first Friday of the month at 9:30 am families with babies and toddlers ages 2 and younger are invited to enjoy a relaxed play date that includes playtime, story-time and, of course, Shabbat rituals! You do not have to be a member to attend and no RSVP is required. 

  • Mini Minyan - FREE! Open to the community, membership not required. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Saturday mornings on the 1st Shabbat of every month. Our family program focuses on Jewish symbols. Lots of singing and fun activities! No RSVP required.

  • Once a month Friday night Shabbat meditation at 7:00 pm, just before the full service at 7:30 pm. Led by Deni Deutsch Marshall in the Harry M. Tonkin Chapel. Please email Deni for more information.

  • Monthly Saturday morning Kavanah Shabbat service at 10:30 am in the Harry M. Tonkin Chapel. Please click here to learn more!

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