A Unique Approach to Jewish Affiliation
"Eternal God, open my lips and let my mouth declare your praise."  Psalm 51



Friday Evening "Share-A-Shabbat"


 

Weather permitting, one Friday evening per month, we gather as a Chai Center community for a casual, enriching Shabbat experience, in a local park. 



Everyone brings their own picnic dinner; We light the Shabbat candles, sing songs, share in beautiful Shabbat blessings, and enjoy the camaraderie with other Jewish families. 



SPECIAL NOTE:  For those not yet comfortable meeting in-person, we hold a VIRTUAL Friday evening musical Shabbat service every Friday evening at 7:30 - led by Rabbi Debra Smith. 

   

 


Shabbat Morning Study Experience


Every Saturday, our supporters gather for a morning of spiritual enrichment.  
Some mornings are IN-PERSON, while some mornings are VIRTUAL

When we are in person, we begin with a bagel nosh at 9:00.  At 9:15 am, we have an engaging exploration of a Torah portion or conversations on a Jewish topic.  
At 10:30 am we continue with a Shabbat service, complete with Kaddish and MiSheberach.
 
Three times per month, our sessions are led by one of our partner rabbis. On other mornings, we are lay-led.  

   
   Aug.      13: Rabbi Lois Ruderman - parsha Ve'etchanan
   Aug.      20: Rabbi Debra Smith - Moses: the man & the myth
   Aug.      27: Lay-led: parsha Re'eh
   Sept.       3: Rabbi Debra Smith - Moses: the man & the myth
   Sept.      10: Rabbi Debra Smith - Moses: the man & the myth
   Sept.      17: Lay-led: parsha 

      
      

   
We invite you to share these community experiences with us.