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Shabbat

Prayer Books

Here are links to digital copies of our prayer books so that you can follow along at home with our virtual services.

Shabbat Morning Shared with Permission

Shabbat Morning Prayer Book
Kabbalat Shabbat Prayer Book

Torah Reading

Full Text on Sefaria
Full Text on Jewish Virtual Library

Schedule of Services

Friday Night

Babies and Blessings

Currently on Zoom Every Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, September through June

A baby friendly Kabbalat Shabbat with Cantor Barbara. Services include songs, Shabbat Prayers, including lighting candles and saying Kiddush and HaMotzi, stories, and plenty of time to schmooze.

Older siblings are welcome too, along with parents and other loved ones.
Bring your own nosh, or sign up for dinner with the Young Family Shabbat gang at 5:45 pm (currently on hold).

Kabbalat Shabbat

Currently on Zoom or in-Person Every Friday at 6:30 pm

Come join us to welcome Shabbat each week, singing and celebrating together.

Fourth Friday Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Join us as we sing, dance, and move with the rhythm of the Kabbalat Shabbat service, decompressing from our work weeks and creating a relaxing and meaningful Shabbat experience. Led by our own Bill Futornick and the wonderful Michael Battat, we hope you will join us and allow the music to stir your soul.

Shabbat Morning

Currently, all Shabbat Morning services are being held in-person, via Zoom, or via our webcam. Please check the calendar and weekly emails for any updates or changes.

Shabbat Mornings at CBJ offer many options for learning, worship, music, childcare, and fun!

Torah Study

Shabbat Mornings, 9:00 to 10:00 am, on the Beit Aseifa Patio

The capstone of lifelong learning at CBJ is this lively and sometimes intense weekly journey deep into the Torah landscape. Here, a growing group of Torah-explorers comes together to travel the twists and turns verse by verse, guided by Rabbi Ezray and Bill. You’ll never look at Torah quite the same way again. Speaking is encouraged but not required!

Traditional Service

Shabbat Mornings, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (approximately), in the Beit K’nesset (Sanctuary)

Our traditional Shabbat Morning servicces are egalitarian and it stresses learning and participation from our talented and learned congregants. We use the Lev Shalem Siddur and we follow the Triennial cycle of the Torah reading. See the links above for copies that you can view.

If you would like to learn the prayers that we chant every morning, SiddurAudio.com is a great resource. In addition, we offer many Adult Education classes in order to engage with the text and deepen our understanding of the service and prayers.

Junior Congregation

Shabbat Mornings during the school year (please see Calendar for exceptions), 10:00 to 11:15 am, in the Beit Aseifa Patio

Join kids of all ages for Junior Congregation, led by our talented congregant Dan Leemon. This service features guitar-accompanied prayer and a very lively Torah discussion. Junior Congregation, which is part of our religious school curriculum, is where our students learn to be comfortable on the bimah while leading services, and creative and thoughtful in understanding prayers and Torah. Click HERE to listen to our Junior Congregation CD.

Tot Shabbat Childcare

Shabbat Mornings, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, On the Playground

Children ages four to seven years old are invited to celebrate Shabbat while their parents are engaged in other Shabbat activities at CBJ. They will enjoy a mini-service, story time, songs, art projects, and games, along with learning the rituals of blessing the grapejuice and challah. Please be sure your child is wearing a face mask and brings a water-bottle and snack. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will only be able to accommodate up to 6 children at this time. In the unlikely event that the program is full when you arrive, you and your child are welcome to stay and play on the play structure. For more information please contact Natalya Martyushova.

Power Hour

Shabbat Mornings, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, in the Beit Aseifa Patio

Join us for Power Hour, a non-traditional Shabbat Morning service! Power Hour takes you through the essentials of the Shabbat morning service in one hour packed with song, prayer, learning, and community. Co-led by CBJ clergy and a rotation of inspirational song leaders, Power Hour is timed so that you can experience the service and then come together for Kiddush lunch with those who attend the Traditional Service.

Family Shabbat Dinner & Service (Currently on Hold)

Third Friday of every month (please check the Calendar for exact dates), Shabbat Dinner at 5:30 pm and Services to follow at 6:15 pm

Join us for a special Shabbat Dinner, followed by a family-friendly service with Bill Futornick and Cantor Barbara Powell at 6:15 pm. Your children will be entertained by art with Teacher Natalya and stories with Bill!

Sat, May 21 2022 20 Iyyar 5782