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Shabbat at B'nai Tikvah

Every week, in person and also streaming, 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 styles of services as well as alternative programming.                                  

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Friday evening services generally begin at 6 pm.  Multiple times a year, we hold special celebrations for our Religious School or greater community, speakers programs and themed services that may have a different start time.  We aim to create a feeling of extended family.  Before and after services there is a time of socializing and during the service we light candles, make kiddush and motzei on challah, share personal blessings and receive a gift of blessing through Angel Cards.

ZOOM: Meeting ID:  844 4705 9779 / Passcode:  183618

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Shabbat Conversations

Starting Saturday, August 5th, 9:30 am
Conversation and Study with Rabbi Feld: Explore the deeper meanings of the prayer service and the parsha for 30 minutes before Shabbat services in the temple library.

Shabbat Morning Services

Shabbat mornings provide a time of more in-depth spiritual exploration, study, discussion and celebration. Our services begin at 10 am in person and online. During the school year, our Religious School students join the congregation for the morning service.  Students then move to the classrooms for learning while adults remain in the Sanctuary.  Typically, services finish before noon and the community joins together to enjoy a light Kiddush lunch.

Services streamed on LiveControl & YouTube

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*(We will specify in This Coming Shabbat & Chai Lights emails when services are changed and streamed on Zoom).  ZOOM: Meeting ID:  844 4705 9779 / Passcode:  183618 


Alternative Shabbat Offerings & Kiddush

Starbucks Shabbat
Enjoy a cup of coffee while discussing various topics ranging from the weekly parsha to current events.  This informal group meets weekly on Zoom at 12 pm.  No RSVPs are needed; come regularly or just pop in on the occasional Shabbat. Zoom Link

Friday Night Live!
Join us for a family-friendly, in-person Kabbalat Shabbat in the synagogue. The service will begin with together time in the sanctuary, welcoming Shabbat with songs and prayers, then kids will have their own special story track in the chapel before reuniting with the adults for a post-services oneg. For those who can not come in person, join us online.

Simcha Shabbat (1st Shabbat of the Month)
We gather for Kiddush weekly following Shabbat services, but on the 1st Shabbat of each month, we dedicate Kiddush to those who are celebrating a life cycle or personal milestone: a birthday, anniversary, child or grandchild accomplishment, work recognition, or anything else to wish you mazal tov! If you are celebrating such a milestone, giving levels allow you to share that mazal tov with the congregation community. Click here for the Simcha Shabbat sponsorship form to share your simcha with the office.

Kiddush Sponsorship
And we know that there are times when congregants and families simply want to sponsor kiddush outside of our monthly Simcha Shabbat. To acknowledge a special occasion, such as a yahrzeit or other important event, simply go to our Donations webpage and choose Kiddush Donation in the dropdown or click here to provide a Kiddush sponsorship at any level of giving-- thank you!

Soul Stroll:  Shabbat Walk in the Woods
(3rd Shabbat of the Month)

Looking for another path in your journey through Judaism?  Join B'nai Tikvah for a refreshing Shabbat alternative program.  Walk with the fall foliage, the winter snow, the spring flowers, and summer streams.  Strolls happen the 3rd Shabbat of the month. 
Please CLICK HERE to email our Soul Stroll organizer, Janice Halpern.






Additional Shabbat Offerings

In addition to the regular Shabbat programming above, from time to time, we present additional periodic opportunities to engage on Shabbat.

Social Action Shabbatot
Social Action Shabbatot inform and engage our community in one of the pillars of our tradition, Tikkun Olam (repairing a broken world).  Speakers and speical programs provide insight to issues that affect us all. 

Shabbat Morning Study
Throughout the year, we offer study opportunities before services or at kiddush afterwards.  Recent programs have included learning about "Pioneers of Zionist Thought" and "Medieval jewish Poetry"; both taught by our member Marvin Wolfert.


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