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"


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: 

  • April 17:         Shabbat with Cantor Cathy & the NY Troubadours
  • May 29:          Shabbat with Reb Deb and guitarist Don


VIRTUAL Shabbat Morning Study Experience

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

Our morning begins at 9:15 am with 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 MiShebrach.
Three times per month, our sessions are led by one of our partner rabbis. On other mornings, we are lay-led.  
   April 4:       Rabbi Deb Smith: Commandment #7 - Thou Shalt Not Murder
   April 11:     Rabbi Josh Goldstein: The Siddur
   April 18:     Rabbi Josh Goldstein: The Kuzari
   April 25:     Rabbi KIm Geringer: significance of Reform liturgical changes 

We invite you to share these community experiences with us.