Every week, B'nai Tikvah welcomes Shabbat with joy, community and shared inspirational wisdom. Understanding that Shabbat means something different for everyone, we offer a variety of traditional and alternative programming, including:
Friday evening services generally begin at 7:30 pm. Multiple times a year, we hold special celebrations for our religious school or greater community that may have a different start time.
Shabbat mornings provide a time of spirituality, learning and celebration. Our sanctuary is alive with energy at 9:30 am, as the religious school students join the congregation for the preliminary morning service. Students then move to the classrooms for learning while adults remain in the sanctuary (except as noted below). Typically, services finish by 12:15 pm and the community joins together to enjoy a light Kiddush lunch.
Nosh and Learn
Meet with Rabbi Grossman for an informal learning session in the social hall from 9:30-10 am on select Saturdays, followed by a shorter service in the sanctuary ending at noon followed by lunch.
Enjoy a cup of coffee while discussing various topics ranging from the weekly parsha to current events. This informal group meets in the Temple library from 10-11 am on Saturdays when religious school is in session. No RSVPs are needed; come regularly or just pop in on the occasional Shabbat.
Celebrate your simcha with the B’nai Tikvah family. This monthly Shabbat program gives you the opportunity to honor yourself or someone who is celebrating a birthday, ann iversary or any simcha.
Shabbat Afternoon Learning
Rabbi Grossman leads an after-Kiddush class on Saturday afternoons.
Shabbat is Almost Here
This free program for children ages 18 months to 4 years, accompanied by an adult, will feature games, stories, crafts and snacks. You do not need to be a B’nai Tikvah member to attend. Program is held once a month on Friday mornings.
Early Shabbat Morning Study
Join us for study and discussion on select Shabbat mornings from 8:30-9:25 am, before services. This year Marvin Wolfert leads a discussion of “Zionism to 1948: The Pioneers,” looking at major figures and movements of the early days of Zionism, before the establishment of the State of Israel. Feel free to attend as many or as few sessions as you like between October 2018 and March 2019. For information: Marvin Wolfert, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for Musical Shabbat mornings with folk singer Sue Horowitz and percussionist Mitch Gordon. First one will be Saturday, December 22. See the calendar for 2019 dates.
Throughout the school year, we will also celebrate Shabbat with song leader Ian Simpson and other guests. These family-friendly evenings will include services followed by a community dinner.
Social Action Shabbats
Social Action Shabbats inform and engage our community in one of the pillars of our religion, Tikkun Olam. Speakers and special programs provide insight to issues that affect us all.
Check the calendar for dates for all of the above programs.