This Friday evening, come welcome Shabbat with your congregational family.
Shabbat is traditionally welcomed at home with blessings, a special meal, good food and hopefully a guest or two to join in with the family. Have you ever wished you were more comfortable with that idea? Join us this week for our next Kabbalat Shabbat.
Kabbalat Shabbat (“receiving Shabbat”) refers to the rituals that accompany the coming of dusk of Friday evening. On these special erev Shabbat evenings, we’ll replace our usual prayer service with a relaxed potluck meal, starting with candle lighting and on through the Birkat haMazon, the singing of the blessing after eating.
At this informal, family-friendly event, you’ll be able to brush up on the blessings, learn a song or two and share this special time with other members of your Jewish community.
Please bring a vegetarian/dairy dish to share. Your dish should serve at least twice as many as your family. RSVP to the office; we’re especially interested in hearing from those of you who would like to attend, but have not in the past because of mobility issues.
Mark your calendars now for the next two Kabbalat Shabbat potlucks: May 17 and June 21