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Friday Evening "Share-A-Shabbat"


One Friday evening per month, we gather as a Chai Center community for a casual, enriching Shabbat experience. 

We light the Shabbat candles, sing songs, share in beautiful Shabbat blessings, learn a little about Judaism, and enjoy the camaraderie with other Jewish families.  

Some Fridays are hosted at a supporter's home, as we each contribute to a casual pot-luck dinner. 

Other Fridays are held at Chai Center where one of our partner rabbis or cantors and musicians joins us.  These are musically

 infused experiences.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming dates: 


  • January 26:  Tu B'Shevat Seder Share-a-Shabbat - hosted by Heather & Donald Lusardi
  • February 23: Shabbat at Chai Center with Reb Deb
  • March 2: Purim Share-a-Shabbat
  • April 20: Shabbat at Chai Center with Cantor Cathy and the NY Troubadours
  • May 18: Shabbat at Chai Center with Reb Deb


Shabbat Morning Study Experience

Every Saturday, our supporters gather for a morning of spiritual enrichment.  

Our morning begins at 9:00 am with noshing & shmoozing.  Members volunteer to provide a breakfast nosh, challah & wine. 
Following that, we engage in an intellectual exploration of a Torah portion or conversations on a Jewish topic. We participate together in a relaxed and highly participatory style.  Three times per month, our sessions are led by one of our partner rabbis. On other mornings, we are lay-led.  Opportunities are available to recite Kaddish or ask for the healing of a loved one.

   January    20:         Rabbi Josh Goldstein - "Issues facing organized Jewish movements"
   January    27: Rabbi Kim Geringer - "Maimonedes Ideas about Torah study"
   February   3: Lay led - Parsha Yitro
   February  10: Rabbi Debra Smith - "Mussar study: Generosity"

We invite you to share these community experiences with us.