Second Friday Shabes

Boston Workmen's Circle 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline

Image of challah and candles


Call it what you will, it’s a very good way to spend a Friday night!

This month's gathering will focus on Building Community in a Fractured World: Light Menorahs for Peace. 

Bring your menorah and your singing voice to this Chanukah Shabes. In a time when people are shocked by violent attacks and are struggling to feel safe, we will focus on coming together. Please join us for the secular service at 7 PM followed by a potluck dinner at about 7:45.

Shabes gatherings include conversation, ritual blessings, inspiring texts, singing, and potluck dinners. This is a time for reflection, restoration, and spirituality. The Shabes Committee oversees monthly programs led by different hosts who provide personalized additions to the ritual.

The evening will start at 6:30 PM with time to settle in and schmooze. A Shabes ceremony will start at 7 PM, followed by a potluck dinner around 7:45 PM. Come for the ceremony or the potluck dinner or both.

Download a sample ritual program book.

Please bring a dish to share when you join us for Shabes. No time to cook? Many of us bring takeout! We’ll provide the wine, juice, and challah.

Each monthly Shabes gathering is organized by two community members. If you are interested in organizing a future Shabes gathering, please email Jill Edelson or Marie Ariel and check out our manual on leading Shabes.

Learn more about the Second Friday Shabes program.