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Shabbat

Shabbat is a time when all our guiding threads converge, whether in the synagogue or at home. We encourage people to make Shabbat a special time at home and share hospitality as well.

Our Shabbat services are occasions for being together, blending our voices, recognizing the blessings and supporting the strivings in one another's lives.

Friday evening services are generally at 8:00 p.m., but check the calendar because sometimes we hold services earlier.

Saturday morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. The Torah is taken out around 10:15 a.m. The rabbi usually speaks a bit before 11:00 a.m. and the service concludes around 11:45 a.m.

Services on Friday and Saturday are always followed by a gathering time with some food -- Oneg Shabbat ("Shabbat delight") on Friday and Kiddush (wine/grape juice, challah bread, other food, sometimes a full lunch) on Saturday.

On many occasions, we have parallel services on Saturday mornings, such as meditation or a learning service.

This Google folder has recordings with rough cuts of most of our Shabbat melodies, with pages noted in Siddur Sim Shalom, the prayerbook we use. Interspersed are songs we sing together and lines that the cantor or other person leading (such as Bat or Bar Mitzvah) chants to guide us through the pages. You can stream or download them.

You can also stream or download this audio of Torah trope, the cantillation system for chanting Torah in the synagogue, as well as a page with the trope signs and their Hebrew names.

Tue, May 21 2019 16 Iyyar 5779