Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday Evening – Kabbalat Shabbat

Fridays at 6 p.m. in the Mishkan on the second floor

Our Synagogue welcomes Shabbat with a warm, communal worship experience. This simple, engaging service is filled with congregational participation and community spirit. An informal service, Kabbalat Shabbat has become an important part of the week for many of our congregants.

Join us this Shabbat, and see if it’s right for you.

Every week of the month has its own flavour:

Neginah Band (second & fourth Shabbat of every month)*

A flute. An accordion.  Percussion.  A few guitars.  A banjo.  One hot clarinet.

Our home-grown Shabbat Neginah Band brings a taste of Klezmer and a joyful sound to welcome in Shabbat.
Come add your voice and enjoy the warmth of Shabbat every second Shabbat of the month.

*Subject to change, please check Service calendar here

Family & Tot Shabbat (first Shabbat of the month)*

From tots to teens, everyone is included and has a role in our family Friday night Services. The music of Shabbat enhances the feeling of community as we welcome Shabbat with our families.

5:40 pm – Snacks, Appetizers & Crafts
6:00 pm – Family & Tot Shabbat Service
7:00 pm – Shabbat Dinner & Singing

RSVP online for dinner required
Contact Lindsay Mockler for more information: [email protected]

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*Subject to change, please check Service calendar here

[email protected] (Fourth Friday of Every Month – 20s and 30s only)  

Our 20s and 30s community gather on the fourth Friday of every month at 6 p.m. for services followed by a dinner. E-mail Rabbi Zachary Goodman to RSVP and for details on this month’s dinner.  [email protected]

Shabbat Morning

Shabbat Service, Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Usually held in our beautiful sanctuary, our Shabbat morning service is the centrepiece of our week. The voices of our Cantors and Temple Singers lead our prayers in celebration of Shabbat. The teachings of our Rabbis explore Jewish ideas and Jewish ideals. The life cycle occasions of our congregants – Baby naming, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Special Anniversary, Significant Birthday, acknowledging recovery, accomplishment or loss – bring our congregation together in sacred community to share in each others’ joy and sorrow. Kiddush-lunch follows for all to gather and greet.

Family Service, Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (when school is in session)

Welcome Shabbat at this all-ages service featuring music and stories from our Rabbis and David Gershon to engage and delight the entire family! Followed by lunch for all to enjoy.

Shabbat at the Barns

Shabbat at the Barns is held 4-5 times throughout the year with the Leo Baeck Day School. Rabbi Helfman, Rabbi Katz, and Eric Petersiel lead a welcoming Tot Shabbat style service, open to the public, in the theatre near the playground at 9:30 am Please contact Neomi Offman for more information: [email protected]

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