We like variety, so our weekly Shabbat observances take many forms.

  • Shabbat Dinners - We love to eat, so we get together on the first Shabbat of the month for a Friday night Shabbat in a member's home.  We spend the evening eating, unwinding, talking and learning together in a relaxed family setting. Most meals are pot luck, and all have fish, vegetarian, and vegan options. There is no charge to attend, but as a courtesy to our home hosts, RSVP is required. Please contact us by the Monday before the dinner if you would like to attend.
     
  • Shabbat Morning Services We worship at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Shabbat of every month at The J's Arts & Education Building. Our services are musical, participatory, and egalitarian.  All are welcome as we pray together and discuss the week's Torah portion. We are known for our lively Torah discussions!
     
  • Shabbat Learning We devote the third and occasional fifth Shabbat of each month to learning together. We gather at 10 a.m. at The J's Arts & Education Building. These learning sessions cover all things Jewish -- the arts, culture, history, holidays, ritual, Jewish texts, literature, Israel, current events, and more.  While there is no formal service on these Shabbatot, we always include prayers for MiShebeirach (healing) and Kaddish. Please check our events calendar for details of upcoming topics.

Listen to some of our Shabbat melodies .

See the events calendar for dates and details.  You can contact our spiritual leader, Cantor Joshua Finkel, by email or at 347-446-9462.