At Nahalat Shalom, we pray in many ways – find the one for you
First Friday of the Month, 6:30pm, Sanctuary: Der Freylekher Shabbes
A joyous danced Shabbat service in a heimishe, old-country Eastern European style led by Cantor Beth Cohen and featuring the Alavados Holy Days Band, Rikud dance troupe, and The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band. 6:30 pm - danced Shabbat service led by Rikud to live music; 7:20 - potluck vegetarian dinner and Birkat Hamazon; 8:00 - Yiddish dancing to live Klezmer music and JAM led by The Community Klezmer Band. All or any of the evening's celebrations are open to everyone and are free of charge. JAM info: Beth Cohen 505-243-6276 Email Beth
Second Friday of the month, 6:30 pm, Bayt B’racha: Sephardic / Anusim / Converso / Crypto-Jewish Shabbat Dinner & Celebration
This service consciously explores the connections with our Sephardic Heritage. We share songs and stories, food and conversation. This is a potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite vegetarian dish to share. Come celebrate New Mexico's oldest Jewish community with us! Hosted by Maria Apodaca, Stephanie Sofie Shefia Cohen, and Hershel Weiss.
Third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am, Sanctuary: Journey to the Heart of Shabbat
Led by Alan Wagman, this Shabbat service is a structured, step-by-step journey of mind and spirit. We will explore each step as we move from weekday reality to the silent, subtle, still place where we might encounter the Presence within and beyond. There will be a Torah service, reading, and study, and percussion instruments are welcome. For more information, contact Alan Wagman email@example.com
Fourth Friday of the Month, 7:30 pm, Bayt B'racha: A Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat Service
A contemplative way to greet Shabbat through sacred Hebrew chanting and meditation. Celebrate the end of your week, nourish your soul and welcome Shabbat. Join us as we move into holy space/time in a meditative mode: chanting sacred phrases and melodies and then melting into silence. No prior knowledge or special talent is necessary, only the willingness and intention to go inside yourself, to listen deeply and to be in community with others who are engaged in this practice. Co-led by Judy Brown and Sofie Shefia Stephanie Cohen.
Last Saturday of the Month, 10:00 am, Sanctuary: Tent Minyan
The Tent Minyan explores Jewish diversity while celebrating our commonality; we welcome Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox members. as we gather on the last Saturday of each month. Informal Hebrew chanting begins at about 9:45 am, followed at 10:00 am by the Morning Service and Torah reading. At 11:30, we share Kiddush, followed by a D'var Torah (study session). The siddur we use has Hebrew text, transliteration, and translation so that everyone can participate in worship. Join us for this joyous, song-filled Shabbat.