Upcoming Events
Intro to Kabbalah Jan. 16
Knit & Knosh Jan. 17
Adult Ed Jan. 17
Talmud class Jan. 18
Rosh Chodesh group Jan. 18
Religious school-led services Jan. 19
Shabbat dinner Jan. 19
Casino Night Jan. 20
PJ Library event Jan. 21
Book Club Jan. 21
Mah Jongg Jan. 23
Intro to Kabbalah Jan. 23
Knit & Knosh Jan. 24
Adult Ed Jan. 24
Talmud class Jan. 25
Dinner Club Jan. 25

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Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Doors open at 5 p.m.
Games start at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 7
Monday, Jan. 22


Davenology 101:
Friday Evening

Kabbalat Shabbat

The Kabbalat Shabbat service, or the welcoming of Shabbat, was composed by 16th century Kabbalists. It is the mystical prelude to the formal Friday night service. Six psalms, corresponding to the six days of the week, comprise the service. The main feature of the service is the prayer Lekha Dodi, "Come, My Beloved," composed by Rabbi Shlomo HaLevi in the mid-1500s. The prayer describes greeting the Sabbath Queen as one would greet a bride.

Click on the links below to hear the prayers chanted and to view the Hebrew and transliteration.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Ma'ariv Service

Friday, Jan. 19
Candle lighting 4:55 p.m.
Religious School-led Services 6 p.m.
Community Shabbat dinner 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20
Services 9:30 a.m.