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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.

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 a worship experience that offers meaning to a wide range of ages and experience.  We pray together at different times throughout each month to reflect the diversity of our congregation, with different emphases and teachers. We start Shabbat services at 6:15 pm. You can view services on our Facebook page or via zoom. Both links can be found on the Rodef Sholom @ Home page.

First Fridays

  • Junior Jews: On the first Friday of every month, families with young children ages 0 - 6 virtually gather at 5:00 pm for some rockin' music, fun and friendship. Click here for the Zoom link.

  • Shabbat Unplugged:  On select First Fridays throughout the year, we hold a virtual post-service song session starting at around 7:30. Congregants and their friends bring their voices and musical instruments to jam along with our artist-in-residence, Dan Nichols, when he is available.  Check the calendar for dates and links.

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES – SATURDAYS AT 10:30 AM

Shabbat morning services are preceded by Torah with Soul at 9:00 am. Click here for the Zoom link to attend study.

All are welcome to our virtual 10:30 am Saturday Shabbat Services, streamed live to Facebook.

Fri, January 22 2021 9 Sh'vat 5781