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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: 

  • Sept. 28:           Sukkot Share-A-Shabbat at the home of a supporter
  • Oct. 19: Shabbat Experience at Chai Center
  • Nov.  2: Shabbat Experience at Chai Center


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.

   Aug. 25: Rabbi Kim Geringer
   Sept.  1: Rabbi Deb Smith: "Mussar study - Teshuvah"
   Sept.  8: Lay-led: 'Spirituality of the High Holy Days"
   Sept. 15: lay-led: "Spirituality of the High Holy Days"
   Sept. 22: Rabbi Josh Goldstein: "Zionist Ideas: Theodore Herzl"
We invite you to share these community experiences with us.