Offering a mix of prayer, song, meditation and learning, Kol HaLev’s diverse array of Shabbat services provide regular opportunities for us to actively engage together in the ritual of Shabbat and create a greater connection with our community and ourselves.
Kabbalat Shabbat – First Friday night of each month (Pot-luck dinner)
The "Receiving of Shabbat," is a service designed to welcome the Sabbath “bride/queen” with song and joy (and affection and intimacy), followed by blessings and an oneg (“delight,” usually light refreshments and desserts). All are invited to come for the acknowledgment of both joyous and sad occurrence.
Traditional Shabbat morning services – First and third Saturday mornings of each month
Kol HaLev’s traditional worship services adhere to a prescribed order and content, including something from Birchot hashachar, Pesukey d’zimra, Shacharit, Torah (sorry, no Musaf). We often pause and linger on something for comments and understandings. Torah service always entails learning and discussion.
Mindful Minyan – Second Saturday morning of each month
Our Mindful Minyan is a more contemplative and meditative Shabbat morning gathering. “Mindfulness” is often understood as “awareness of the present experience without judgment,” and we use a variety of modalities (e.g., breath work, meditation, chanting and poetry) to help us enter into and extract new meaning and insight from prayers and Jewish practices while integrating our hearts and intellects.
“Musical” Kabbalat Shabbat - Third Friday night of each month
This Cantor-led service typically focuses on the musical options for the liturgy developed over the centuries as a method of embracing prayers and enhancing spirituality.
Note: All services include the recitation of Kaddish.