Shabbat Offerings

As of now, all our offerings are held online via Zoom. We hold Shabbat services year-round and invite you to observe and celebrate with us. As a Reconstructionist congregation, all services are participatory and egalitarian. Transliteration for Hebrew prayers and readings are integrated into our prayer books. Below is an overview of our many Shabbat offerings.

For dates, times and details for all gatherings, please see our calendar.

SUMMER SCHEDULES VARY!

Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday Evenings)

Join Rabbi Shawn Zevit for our soul-centered, musical Kabbalat Shabbat, held two Friday evenings a month at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. We gather in the Chapel on the third floor. See a snippet of our summer "Shabbat Under the Stars".

Monthly Community Potluck Dinners begin at 6:00 p.m., preceding Kabbalat Shabbat services. All are welcome. Please see the calendar.

Shabbat Mornings 

Please click on the highlighted links for dates and details on our many Shabbat offerings:

Torah Study is held every Shabbat morning from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., organized and led by member and Rabbi Eugene Sotirescu. Seasoned Torah study facilitators and first-timers alike are all welcome to lead!

Shabbat Morning Services begin at 10:00 a.m., led by Rabbi Shawn Zevit and/or additional rabbinic and lay service leaders throughout the year. Dynamic, engaging services mix and alternate a grounding in Jewish liturgical tradition with music, meditation, chant, study, issue-oriented guest speakers, b'nai mitzvah and special themes. Please check our calendar for specific information on each Shabbat morning service.

We also offer the following programing on select Shabbatot - please check the calendar

  • Tot Shabbat is a twice-monthly service for children under 5 and their grown-ups. 
  • FAMILY Joyful Shabbat service a 30 minute uplifting, song and story-filled preparation for Shabbat, with candlelighting, is offered monthly on-line at 5:30-6:00pm with Gabby Mayer Kaplan and Rabbi Shawn Zevit
  • Celebrations! offers family education workshops designed for children who have special needs, their parents and siblings. Two age groups meet on ten Shabbat mornings throughout the year with additional gatherings for holidays.

Weekday offerings (all online through Mishkan's Zoom account, available by contacting Rabbishawn@mishkan.org):

  • Spiritual Direction Circles are offered weekly on Tuesdays at 8am on Zoom led by trained Spiritual Director Meredith Barber. We request those participating arrive punctually, ready to begin at 9:00 a.m., so as not to disturb the flow and sharing that takes place.
  • Meditation contemplative and guided meditation is offered every Tuesday at 4pm, led by meditation teacher Abby Ruder.
  • Awakening to the Beauty of the Day, Wednesdays from 8:00-8:45am with Rabbi Shawn Zevit- mixing some traditional prayers, with contemporary original prayers and melodies, reflections that arise from the reality of our days, including offerings by participants, help us get centered mid-week for the day and days ahead to Shabbat. Kaddish is also included for mourners.
  • Healing Service a 30 minute service, offered to help acknowledge the many physical-emotional-mental-spiritual challenges we and/or those we carry in our hearts are facing. Chant, inc. healing prayers and focusing on resilience and bolstering our souls. 

Resources

A Chance to Pray Together (Virtually): Rabbi Shawn Shares Shabbat Songs

A short video from Rabbi Shawn takes us into Shabbat.  

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