Shabbat

Shabbat

Shabbat Shalom!

Every Shabbat, our multi-generational kehillah kedosha —  (sacred community) comes together to pray (and sway), to learn, engage, and  let our voices soar through our magnificent sanctuary. Or sometimes we just hum along.

But we always leave inspired.

We use the Conservative prayer book Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals. We also provide transliteration of many of our prayers.

Our morning service begins at 10:00 a.m. Our Shabbat services will fill your soul, and our weekly outdoor kiddish will fill your belly.
Shabbat Services are held in person, on our high-definition Live Stream, or on Zoom. Please note: Aliyot for Shabbat morning services are held in person.

Shabbat mornings at Shaarey Zedek offer:

  • A focus on relevancy — thought-provoking sermons that are inspiring, spiritual and relevant, to help us see the connection between scripture and current issues facing Judaism and society.
  • Sharing in the celebration of our B’nai Mitzvah and numerous other simchas, as well as life’s sorrows.
  • Opportunities for everyone to be included and participate in our services. We are egalitarian and proud to welcome our first female gabbaim!
  • Participatory services and sing-along melodies, both modern and traditional, led by a world-class Hazzan.

If you have a special occasion, we want to celebrate you with a blessing and an aliyah. Click here to contact the clergy to put your date on the calendar.

Shabbat for Young Families

Our vibrant community of young families joyously celebrates Shabbat by participating in our youth service, The Prayground.

For daveners of all ages and backgrounds, The Prayground is meant to inspire, uplift, and open up the doors of prayer in a joy-filled and judgement-free setting. Join the CSZ Clergy, song leader Devorah Fick and your CSZ friends, for this family-focused Shabbat morning service on the William Saulson Pavilion. For more information, message Rabbi Yoni Dahlen at rabbidahlen@shaareyzedek.org.

Shabbat Evening Services

Once a month, we enjoy lively musical Friday night services that we’ve dubbed Thank God It’s Shabbat (T.G.I.S.), accompanied by guitars, drums and other instruments. In summer, we look forward to these themed Shabbat services (Western Shabbat or Patriotic Shabbat, for example), set on our beautiful outdoor William Saulson Pavilion.

What do we do on the other Fridays? Kabbalat Shabbat at CSZ is a joyful, musical, prayerful, uplifting, soulful and engaging way to welcome Shabbat. Join Hazzan David Propis on Zoom.

Havdalah with the CSZ clergy is a joyful, musical way to say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to the new week. Check for service times, bring your favorite beverage and join on Zoom.