Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv

Shabbat B'Yachad | Kol Shabbat | The "Kab Shab" Project
Shabbat Chavurah | Learners' Shabbat | Chesed Shabbat
Shabbat at Home | Congregational Dinners | Shabbat al fresco

From Jvillage Network:  Celebrating Shabbat

Please telephone the office before noon on a Friday to check whether there will be an evening service.

Rodfei Zedek is the place to be on Shabbat!  We welcome Shabbat in a wide variety of ways throughout the year on Friday evenings and hope you’ll join us with your family and friends.  Here are a few examples of our varied services and experiences for all ages:

Shabbat B'Yachad (Shabbat All Together)

All are welcome on these Friday evenings for Shabbat B'Yachad (Shabbat all together), our musical, participatory Friday night service for all ages with instruments.  Our Community Potluck Dinner immediately follows in the Atrium. 5779 dates: October 19, November 9, January 18, and March 15.

Kol Shabbat:  The Voice of Shabbat
  (Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv Friday night)

Often led by community members about once a month, we experience Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv with lots of singing and spirit, using Siddur Sim Shalom (voices only).  New leaders and new melodies welcome, along with time-tested favorites!

The “Kab Shab” Project

On these Friday nights, join us for a participatory, spirited “ruach-filled” Friday night musical experience for all ages.  Enjoy the rhythms created by our eclectic band of musicians as we raise our voices in joyful song to welcome and celebrate Shabbat in a new way!  Followed by a community potluck dinner in the Atrium.  5779 dates:  February 8 and April 12.

Shabbat Chavurah

Enjoy a leisurely Shabbat evening with a participatory service, catered dinner, and good conversation.  We often agree beforehand on a topic to discuss, usually one that lets us get to know each other better and enjoy each other’s various experiences of Jewish life.  Everyone is welcome.  Please join us for a quietly convivial Shabbat experience.  To get on the email list, or to reserve a place for each dinner, please contact the office   Dinner by reservation:  $22/person.  Dates may change due to other shul activities, so check with the office to confirm the date and make a reservation by the preceding Monday if you're going to stay for dinner after services.

Learners’ Shabbat

Come to Rodfei Zedek on several Friday afternoons throughout the year to engage in pre‑Shabbat learning activities with Rabbi David Minkus and Cantor Rachel Rosenberg for both adults and children.  Children learn to lead parts of the service and the meaning behind the beautiful Friday night liturgy.

Chesed Shabbat  (Giving back to the broader community)

Several Fridays during the year we will visit a local community organization such as Montgomery Place where children, families, individuals, and groups visit with residents and often help lead the Friday night service

Shabbat at Home

Invite others to your home for a Shabbat dinner with friends.  Several times during the year, experience “Super Shabbat,” where volunteers help to arrange many hosts and guests for a Shabbat meal at a community member’s home.

Congregational Dinners

Catered dinners for the entire congregation take place on selected Friday nights and holidays throughout the year as we come together to celebrate a Shabbat or Festival dinner as a community, either preceding or following services.  Watch the newsletter (sent to all members who provide an email address) or the website for news of these events.

Shabbat al fresco

Join the Rodfei Zedek community of family and friends as we enjoy our signature summer "reunion" by sharing a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv service for all ages under the sky, followed by a potluck dinner.  Enjoy the eclectic musical talents of members of our CRZ community along with the culinary variety of dairy, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes to be shared.  Offsite on July 20.