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Kabbalat Shabbat

Held on the first and third Fridays of the month, 7:30pm
A magical evening with our musical leadership to sing Shabbat into being with our voices and drums. A soulful, song-filled evening of ecstatic and contemplative prayer. A light dessert kiddush follows the service.

Friday Night Siddur/Prayer Book Draft

Regular Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday Mornings, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. followed by Kiddush
We replenish ourselves spiritually at these morning services of differing emphases. Sometimes a lot of singing, sometimes a lot of Torah discussion. Sometimes meditation, sometimes body movement. Sometimes all of the above. Different service leaders each week add to the variety.

Chai Shabbat

Several times a year, we pull out all the stops. An array of service leaders, singers and musicians lead an interactive celebration of Shabbat much in the style of our rousing High Holy Day services, but shorter. After the service, we enjoy a sumptuous kiddush luncheon in the warmth of our community.

Shabbat Service & Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration

As an added treat, at many services, one of our Kehilla youth will celebrate her or his coming of age by reading from the Torah, offering a drash, or teaching, and speaking aloud his or her covenant with our community, with the Jewish people, and with (or without) God.

Tot Shabbat

4th Friday of every month, 6:30pm, for babies and children up to age 5 and their grown-ups
1st Saturday of every month, 10:30am, for babies and children up to age 3 and their grown-ups

If there are young children in your family, you are warmly invited to bring them to Tot Shabbat.  It’s a wonderful way to introduce your children to Shabbat and to other Jewish families.

We love the fact that we have all kinds of families at Tot Shabbat. Some have two Jewish parents and some have one. We have gay families, multiracial families, and families with single parents. Sometimes grandparents bring their grandchildren. Come join us for a special time of comraderie and fun!

Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share or finger foods if you can (dairy & fish okay, but no shellfish, please.) If you can’t, please come, anyway!

Led by Jen Miriam Kantor and Alon Altman.

About Jen Miriam Kantor: Jen Miriam has a rich and unique background as an early childhood educator, musician, teacher, performer, puppeteer and therapist. She has a passion for Judaism and especially loves to create experiences where people of all ages can celebrate together. You can visit her website at www.jenmiriam.com.

Family Shabbat

This service is held several times a year on Saturday mornings, 10:30am-12pm.

The service is filled with upbeat songs and prayers geared to younger participants but meaningful to all. Plenty of opportunities will be provided for participants to dance, wiggle, and sing!

Family services will be co-led by Rabbi Dev Noily, a Musical Prayer Leader, and special guests.

All are invited to join in the Family Shabbat service and kiddush following. We are thrilled to offer this service as a way into Shabbat morning practice for kids and families, as a way for current bar/bat mitzvah students to gain experience leading on our bimah, and as a way for post-bar/bat mitzvah teens to continue to share their gifts with our community.

NOON Kiddush: Please bring veggie or dairy finger foods to share.

Glitter Kehilla Shabbat

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. RSVP to glitterkehilla@gmail.com for the address.

Glitter Kehilla is a community of people in our 20s and 30s -ish, of all genders and sexualities, creating meaningful Jewish rituals, celebrating holidays, learning together, making art, and being fabulous.

We are looking for Glitter folks who can host future Glitter Shabbat potlucks in the Oakland or Berkeley areas.

Please let us know if you are interested!

**All events are fragrance-free

Please come chemical/scent free, so that events can be accessible to everyone in our community.

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