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Friday Evening "Share-A-Shabbat"


We have several Shabbat options available:

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

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. 

June 16 - 6:00 pm - Harry Dunham Park 

        July  28 - 6:00 pm - poolside at a congregant's home


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

A short, in-person, intimate Kabbalat Shabbat, is held at Lantern Hill every Friday afternoon at 4:15  pm - led by Rabbi Josh Goldstein.


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:   
    Sept.    23: Rabbi Lois Ruderman - Tzedek, Tzedek, Tirdof
    Sept.    30: Lay-Led - Sukkot
    Oct.       7: Rabbi Debra Smith - Animals in Jewish literature
    Oct.      14: Rabbi Debra Smith - Animals in Jewish literature 


We invite you to share these community experiences with us.