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On the first, third, fourth, and fifth Fridays of each month, Shabbat services will begin at 7:00 p.m.  All services are led by our religious leader, Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh.

On the second Friday of each month, Shabbat services begin at 6:00 p.m.  These services are led by Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh and are followed by a community potluck meal open to all (October through May).  During the summer months (June through September), services are followed by a shared meal at a local restaurant.

Our Shabbat services are always open to visitors; we invite you to come and experience Temple B'nai Israel!


Shabbat at Home

 
Many Jewish families observe Shabbat at home, often by having a nice Friday night family meal together,  lighting shabbat candles, eating challah, and spending quality time together.   Here are the blessings over candles, wine, and challah:
 
The Blessing over the Shabbat candles:
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Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam
Asher Kid-shany B'mitzvoh-tav, vitzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Shabbat

(Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe, who hallows us with your Mitzvot and commands us to kindle the lights of Shabbat)

 

The blessing over wine (or grape juice)

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Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, b'rei p'ree ha-gafen

(Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine)

 

The blessing over Challah

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Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, hamotzi lechem meen ha-aretz.

(Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe who brings forth bread from the Earth)

 

 

 

Celebrate Shabbat at Home

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Celebrating shabbat at home with family and friends creates a warm and wonderful end to your week. Saying or singing blessings over family, candles, wine and challah helps make it sacred. Enjoy this guide from Larchmont Temple, NY. Shabbat Shalom! Shabbat at…

Shabbat Services

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Please join us for Shabbat services led by Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. On the first, third, and fourth Fridays of each month, Shabbat services begin at 7:00 p.m. On the second Friday  of each month, Shabbat services begin at 6:00 p.m. and are followed by a community potluck meal open to all (October through May) or a shared meal at a local restaurant (June through September).  In months with a fifth Friday, we forego services at TBI and instead gather in members’ homes for a shared Shabbat dinner.

Every Saturday morning, our  our weekly morning Shabbat serviceMinyan Milamed, begins at 10:00 a.m. Check our calendar page for updates. Our Shabbat services are always open to visitors; we invite you to come and experience Temple B'nai Israel!