First Fridays: Join us for a soulful, song-filled evening to welcome Shabbat in community with spirited and contemplative prayer. Led with voices, percussion, handpan, and guitar.
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Shabbat
Join Kehilla’s People of Color Organizer Ruthie Levin and friends for this joyful celebration of Shabbat in BIPOC-only space.
Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat
A.k.a. Rad Trad Kab Shab. This service is songful and in Hebrew (transliteration provided), following the full liturgy. Whether this type of prayer service is new for you, familiar, or intimately known, ALL are welcome! Co-sponsored by Kehilla and Glitter Kehilla.
Shabbat Morning Service
Our Shabbat morning practice grounds in a Jewish Renewal approach, lifting up the essence of the traditional liturgy through song and prayer, welcoming our celebrations, gratitudes, challenges and losses, as we refresh ourselves with Torah and community.
- Sponsor a Kiddush! – In-person and multi-access Shabbat Morning services are followed by a kiddush lunch, sponsored by Kehilla committees, or by members in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one. Find out more about sponsoring a Kiddush here <link needed>
Shabbat Service with B’Mitzvah Celebration
At some Shabbat morning services we celebrate the coming of age of a young member of Kehilla as they step into leadership of our community: chanting from the Torah, offering a drash/teaching, and speaking and reflecting on their year-long experience of learning and exploring moving toward adulthood, in relationship to Jewish ancestral teachings and Jewish community. Everyone is welcome to share in these simchas / joyous celebrations, as we receive the wisdom of our youth.
A few times a year, we enhance our shabbat practice with a special, celebratory “Chai Shabbat” to gather more of our community, with more of our prayer and musical leaders. After a morning Chai Shabbat service, we enjoy a fabulous kiddush lunch, and when we have Chai Kabbalat Shabbat, we kick off Friday night services with a festive shabbat meal together.
Led by Jen Miriam and Alon Altman and their puppet friends, Tot Shabbat generally takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, from 10:30 am to 11 am. It is geared for babies and children up to age 5 and their grown-ups, followed by kiddush.
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 meet other Jewish families.
We love that we have all kinds of families at Tot Shabbat. Some have two Jewish parents and some have one. We have queer families, multiracial families, and families with single parents. Sometimes grandparents bring their grandchildren. Come join us for a special time of Shabbat connection and fun!
This service is held several times a year on Saturday mornings. Family Shabbat 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 are be co-led by Rabbi Gray Myrseth, a Musical Prayer Leader, and special guests.