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Shabbat at B'nai Tikvah

Every week, on Zoom and sometimes in person as well, 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.                                  

Friday Night and Shabbat Morning Services

Friday Night Services
Kabalat Shabbat Siddur Text (PDF)

Friday evening services generally begin at 6:00pm.  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.
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Shabbat Mornings
Shabbat Morning Siddur Text (PDF)

Shabbat mornings provide a time of more in-depth spiritual exploration, study, discussion and celebration.  our services begin at 10:00 AM and at in-person services 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.  Typlically, services finish before noon and the community joins together to enjoy a light Kiddush lunch.
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Special Shabbatot

Simcha Shabbat
Celebrate your simcha with the B'nai Tikvah family.  We encourage families and individuals to celebrate life moments from wedding anniversaries to professional accompaniments, to naming grandchildren to honoring the achievements of our B'nai Mitzvah Students.

Shabbat is Almost Here
On Fridays through out the year, we encourage families, with younger children (ages 18 months to 4 years), to join us and welcome Shabbat with games, stories, crafts, and snacks.  You do not need to be a B'nai Tikvah member to attend.

Shabbat Morning Study
Throughout the year, we offer study opputunities 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.

Musical Shabbatot
From time to time, we welcome guests accompanists to join our Cantor, Josh Grossman, in special musical services, usually Friday nights.  These family friendly services are often followed by a community dinner.

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.

Alternative Shabbat Offerings

Starbucks Shabbat
Enjoy a cup of coffee while discussing various topics ranging from the weekly parsha to current events.  This informal group meets on Zoom from 10:00am - 11:00am.  No RSVPs are needed; come regularly or just pop in on the occasional Shabbat.
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Soul Stroll:  Shabbat Walk in the Woods
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 third Shabbat of the month.  Please CLICK HERE to email our Soul Stroll organizer.

Rabbi Story Time
During the school year, Rabbi Gordon invites the youngest from our congregation, along with their parents, for a story in his office.  This welcoming setting makes Shabbat a fun experience that our pre-schoolers look forward to every week.

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