Welcoming Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat

Quarterly (always check calendar for dates and times!) on a Friday evening at 6:15 pm, we gather for light snacks and an informal, participatory, and joyful service, which begins at 6:45 pm. Featuring traditional and new music and prayers, and involving all ages, the service is jointly led by the clergy and by members. (Please check the Adat Shalom website calendar for specific quarterly Kabbalat Shabbat program dates and themes.)

With everyone contributing a main dish to share [see oneg food guidelines], pot-luck Shabbat dinner is served at 7:30 pm. Our meal concludes with z’mirot (table songs) and Birkat haMazon (grace after meals.)

Our goal on these Friday nights is to gather members of all ages and levels of Jewish experience and knowledge. This will enables our children to experience the joy of sharing Shabbat with older members, and it gives older members the chance to know and celebrate with our younger members and their parents. Together, we experience how rich and relevant Jewish life can be for everyone, irrespective of age. We all need Shabbat, and we need one another on Shabbat. This is a chance to connect with family, friends and community as we welcome the Sabbath Queen. Together we step back from the business of our work week, savor our many blessings, and delight in wonderful melodies, candle-light and delicious tastes that are central to our spiritual tradition.

Taste of Shabbat

In addition to our pot luck Kabbalat Shabbat program, we also gather on some Shabbat evenings for a catered dinner and a special program. 

Taste of Shabbat begins at 6:45 p.m with rituals to prepare for & welcome Shabbat: candle-lighting, Kiddush, hand washing, & motzi, followed by a delicious, catered fish/ vegetarian dinner. Bring your own wine, if you like! (Please check the Adat Shalom website calendar for specific Taste of Shabbat dates and themes.)

Other Shabbat Links

Our Shabbat Experience: A Guide to Shabbat Practice
Shabbat Mornings
Guide to the Morning Service

Taste of Shabbat Online Reservation

Click for reservation form.

Shabbat Services Handouts

Click here for PDFs of the handouts distributed at Shabbat Services.

Shalom Rav

Click here for a musical setting of Shalom Rav that Hazzan Rachel wrote with Steve Neugeboren, which was included in the 2011 Shalshelet Festival in New York. Steve is playing guitar throughout and singing harmony, as is Noah Guthman.