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Shabbat Programs 5784

Kabbalat Shabbat
Love to sing?  Love to welcome in Shabbat with joy and community.  Join us for special song-filled Kabbalat Shabbat services on the 2nd Friday of the month (exceptions in November and March) in person & livestreamed
We plan to include many of Joey Weisenberg and Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz’s tunes in the services as well as tunes from our 2024 Musician in Residence, Batya Levine. We welcome everyone, both those familiar with the service and those new to the services.  Join us on these dates in 2023-24:
6-7:00pm on 9/8, 10/13
5:30-6:30pm on 12/8, 1/12, 2/9
6-7:00pm on  4/12, 5/10, 6/14

After Lunch Singing
We’re carrying forward the energy and spirit from our Musician in Residence program through this year and beyond. Join us for soulful singing of niggunim and Shabbat songs after Kiddush lunch on the following weeks in 2023-24:   12/2, 1/6, 2/10, 4/6, 5/4

Social Justice Learning
2nd Shabbat of the month (except February), 1-2:00pm

12/9/2023 – SAC Advocacy before WA state legislative session  
1/13/2024 – Tzedek
2/3/2024 – HIAS weekend
3/9/2024 – TBD
4/13/2024 – Immigration
5/11/2024 –  TBD

Vayinafash (“Re-Soul”) – Discovering the Essence of Shabbat
3rd Shabbat of the month, 1-2:00pm in the Beit Midrash
2023-24 Dates: 11/18, 12/16, 1/20, 2/17, 3/16, 5/18, 6/15

Join Rabbi Borodin and Rabbi Rose for an exploration of what Shabbat is all about through a study of the laws and customs of Shabbat (and the ways that they have evolved over time). Whether you’re learning about Shabbat for the first time, looking to grow in your own Shabbat practice, or searching for more meaning in what you already do, we invite you to join us at 1:00pm on the third Saturday of each month, after kiddush lunch, in the Beit Midrash.

Tefillah and Kavvanah (Prayer and Intention)
Join Rabbi Fern Feldman to explore texts and practices relating to tefillah (prayer), kavvanah (intention), and connecting to God. No registration necessary. Classes are free of charge and meet in the Beit Midrash.
Time: Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am
2023-24 Dates: 11/18 (in the CBS Annex), 12/16, 1/27, 2/17


Enhancing Shabbat When You are Solo 
Sunday Nov 19, 7-8:30 pm, in the Beit Midrash.
Do you find yourself making Shabbat alone (either because you live alone or none of your housemates or family make shabbat)? Doing Shabbat solo brings its own set of opportunities and challenges. Join for an evening of conversation sharing ideas to enhance your Shabbat when you are making it on your own with Rabbi Borodin and a few guest Beth Shalom presenters.  

Building Confidence in Your Shabbat Practice
Thursday, November 30
7:30-9:00pm in the Beit Midrash
Want to get more serious about Shabbat but unsure where to begin? Self-conscious about your Hebrew skills (or lack thereof)? Feel like everyone else already knows what they’re doing?
Join us to learn from panelists who have charted their own Shabbat practices in adulthood, to ask your questions (they’re not embarrassing!), to get some tips and tricks about growing into a meaningful Shabbat practice.
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Mon, July 22 2024 16 Tammuz 5784