We come together for joyful, musical, egalitarian Shabbat services on Friday nights and many Shabbat mornings as well. On Friday nights (Friday Night FAQs), worship is generally led by the rabbi and a team of gifted musicians, while on Saturday mornings we enjoy both rabbi- and lay‐led services, as well as other practices that focus on embodied prayer, with dance, meditation and yoga services featured throughout the month. Dates and times for all services and events can be found on our calendar.
Roughly once each month, we celebrate as a young person becomes a Bat or Bar Mitzvah – a responsible Jewish adult – with a liturgical Shabbat morning service, including chanting from the Torah and the prophets. Service handouts are always provided, with clear pagination and prayer texts in Hebrew, in English translation and in transliteration (Hebrew words written in English characters) so that everyone can follow and participate. No prior experience is necessary! All services are free and open to the public.
After services we gather for an “oneg” – light refreshments and dessert. All are warmly invited!
In addition, we also gather every Saturday afternoon for group study of the weekly Torah portion, taught by master educator Maggid Charna Rosenholtz and friends. On occasion, we also celebrate the sacred “third meal” (seudah shlishit) of Shabbat together, as the sky begins to darken, and then conclude Shabbat and welcome the new week with the ceremony of separation (havdallah).
How We Pray
We offer a variety of prayer styles interspersed throughout the month. Our desire is for congregants and guests to experience Judaism as a multi-faceted jewel; exploring new forms of worship, having unique experiences, finding new gateways to prayer and connection to the divine. Here are links to descriptions of our different types of prayer services:
Kabbalat Kirtan - 7-9pm
Classic Renewal - 7-9pm
Family Style Shabbat - 6-8pm
Learners and Leaders Minyan - 10am-11:30am
Four Worlds Shabbat - A Unique Saturday Morning Experience - 10:30am-noon
Embodying Torah - 10:30am-noon
Classic Renewal and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services - 9:30am-noon
ShabbaTots - 9:30-11am
Saturday Afternoon Torah Study - 4-5:30pm
Saturday Afternoon Third Meal (Seudah Shlishit) and Havdallah (end of Shabbat)
Shabbat in the Park
Shabbatons and Special Guest Rabbis
Do you want to sponsor an Oneg Shabbat?
In honor of a loved one or in celebration of a happy occasion, many people like to sponsor an oneg (reception after services). The oneg sponsor can either provide challah, soft drinks, desserts and snacks themselves, or simply donate $90 and Nevei Kodesh staff will purchase everything needed. We will even purchase special treats that your honoree especially liked, and you are welcome to bring photos or other memorabilia to help decorate and celebrate them!