Shabes Gatherings

Join us for community Shabes Dinners! 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. Contact Jill Edelson and Marie Ariel for more information.

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

Download a guide for hosts that includes a sample ritual program and listen to sample songs:

2017-2018 SHABES:

  • Friday, October 13th: Hosted by Young Adults (with Sukes celebration)
  • Friday, November 17th: Ladino Shabes

  • Friday, December 1st: Hosted by Aging in Community Committee

  • Friday, January 26th: Hosted by Acting for Racial & Economic Justice and Teens Acting for Social Change (TASC)

  • Friday, March 9th: Hosted by Jewish Muslim Relations Committee

  • Friday, May 4th: Yiddish May Day Shabes

See the BWC calendar for specific descriptions of each shabes gathering.

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 contact Jill Edelson.