“God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because on it God ceased from all the work of creation that God had done” (Genesis 2:3).
Shabbat is the most important holiday in Judaism and it comes every week. Every week we get the opportunity to slow down and focus on what really matters in life. It is a time when we stop the distractions of doing and accomplishing and turn our attention instead to being - - being joyful, being engaged in the study of Torah, being a part of a community, a family, a network of friends.
There are new Shabbat offerings at Nahalat Shalom and you are invited to come and join us. Bring your family. Bring a friend. Every Shabbat service is different, reflecting the diversity of our community. Each one has its own flavor, its own special joyful spice.
Please note that Nahalat Shalom is a fragrance-free zone where we want everyone to feel comfortable. Please refrain from wearing scents at services and other events. And please check the calendar for up-to-date information (see links in Upcoming column to the left).
From time to time, we will have a Family Shabbat or a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. These are services which are for families with young children, or when the students are old enough to become a bar or bat mitzvah and we gather as a congregation to welcome them as adults into our community. Watch the calendar for the dates and times of these services.
Come and taste the joys of Shabbat. Hope to see you in shul!
Upcoming Shabbat Services and Celebrations
Please click on the service to read a complete description.
A Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat service one Friday evening a month (usually the fourth Friday) provides a contemplative way to greet Shabbat through sacred Hebrew chanting and meditation.
A joyous danced Shabbat service in a heimishe, old-country Eastern European style led by Cantor/ music director Beth Cohen, Alavados holy days ensemble, Rikud dance troupe, & The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band.