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Shabbat

A Palace in Time — Our Vision for Shabbat

"A palace in time" is what Abraham Joshua Heschel has called the Sabbath. What does he mean by this?  He claims, "All week, we may ponder and worry whether we are rich or poor, whether we succeed or fail in our occupations; whether we accomplish or fall short of reaching our goals. But who could feel distressed when gazing at . . . eternity, except to feel startled at the vanity of being so distressed." Heschel reminds us that Shabbat is here to lift us up from the worries and pain of our life, to infuse our lives with peace and hope and joy.

Read "A Reflection on Shabbat and Ritual"
From Daniel Gordis: Ritual as a source of connectedness


Friday Evening Shabbat Services

At Rodef Sholom, our intention is to create an intergenerational, participatory experience that offers meaning and welcome to all in our community. Our prayer together reflects the diversity of our congregation, with different emphases and teachers. Shabbat is a time of reflection and wonder, of stepping out of the daily routines of our usual routines, and into a transformative moment in time. We invite you to make Shabbat with us a weekly tradition, and look forward to welcoming you at our next service!

The Details: Our Shabbat experience begins with a pre-oneg at 5:45pm, at which time all are invited to grab a drink and a nosh, and enjoy some time connecting with the community.  Our services start at 6:15pm in the Osher Marin JCC, with virtual options for participation on both Facebook Live and Zoom. 

Please note that services are now mask optional for indoor services.  All are welcome to attend. ​​​​​​​

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Meeting ID: 897 3049 9856
Passcode: 727646
Phone: 1-669-900-6833


Outdoor Shabbat

2024 Outdoor Shabbat Locations coming soon.
Whether this is your first Outdoor Shabbat, or you're a seasoned regular, plan on a joyful, inter-generational experience, in locations throughout Marin that make the most of our beautiful scenery. Don't forget your blankets, chairs, picnic dinner, and a dessert to share!

Please note: Outdoor Shabbats stream to Facebook only


Saturday Morning Shabbat Programs & Services

Torah Study
Saturdays at 9 am (Virtual)

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Meeting ID: 881 6557 5248
Passcode: 259111


Shabbat Morning Services
Saturdays at 10:30 am               
(In Person and Virtual when there is a B'nai Mitzvah)

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First Fridays

Junior Jews
On the first Friday of every month, families with young children ages 0 - 6 gather at 5pm in person in the Osher Marin JCC for some rockin' music, fun, and stories. Stay for a pizza dinner and fun with friends after!

Shabbat Unplugged
On select First Fridays throughout the year, we welcome Dan Nichols, our artist-in-residence for a weekend of Shabbat services like no other, and other special programs. Expect a vibrant weekend of music and community, including evening services, a communal dinner, and Shabbat Unplugged, a beloved community tradition of shared music and song that goes into the night following Friday services (Dan loves seeing our singing community face to face, so we encourage you to gather with us in person for this special experience, if you are able). 

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