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Experience Shabbat in a whole new way!

Last Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Glazer prompted our Congregation to propose new styles of welcoming Shabbat. We chose our top five proposals, and we are bringing them to life in 2023, with our Rabbi's support and guidance.

Mark your calendars for these New-Format Fridays -- come see what the buzz is all about! 
In Person and on Zoom (Non-member Zoom access - register HERE)

Poetry Slam Shabbat

Friday, February 17, 7pm 

Led by Dann & Jen Sklarew

This service will substitute poetry, haiku and short prose for our traditional prayers and readings. We are expecting to have some great original submissions from the Congregation. 

Afternote:  Poetry Slam was a great success! Want to see a Zoom recording of the whole service?  Click here

Exploring Shabbat in Translation

Friday, March 17, 7PM

Led by Sarah Austrin-Willis & Diana Conn

Conducted entirely in English, we'll seek the heartfelt essence of our Shabbat prayers, with music that invites all participants to sing along. 

Women's Voices Shabbat

Friday, April 21, 7PM

Led by Andrea Cate & Sariel Ende-Alonzo

We’re switching up the traditional Adat Reyim Friday service, to feature prayer compositions by women, led by women in our congregation. We’ll also share the composer’s inspiration for each piece of music. 

In May, we turn the third Friday over to our  Religious School! 

Religious School Shabbat

Friday, May 18

Led by students in grades K-7 and their teachers

Join us for a joyful experience of prayer as the students in our Religious School share the songs and prayers they have learned this year.

Humanistic Shabbat

Friday, June 16, 7PM

Led by Russell Nadel 

Humanistic Judaism centers Jewish ethics, culture, history and community, without making reference to God. We’ll use songs and poems to connect with Jewish tradition, express awe and hope, and acknowledge life’s blessings.

New-Format Fridays will take a break in July along with many congregants on vacation.


Davvening with Disabilities

Friday, August 18, 7PM

Led by Dann Sklarew

How can we make our Shabbat rituals/services accessible and reparative for everybody?  During a conventional Shabbat service, we’ll demonstrate how Americans living with disabilities - sensory, movement, psychological &/or neurodiversity - might struggle through those prayers. We'll also simulate some practices to increase accessibility and enable everyone to celebrate the Day of Rest. 

Mon, March 27 2023 5 Nisan 5783