For thousands of years Shabbat has offered the Jewish People the opportunity to come together as a community to reconnect with ourselves, our tradition and each other. CBS offers several avenues to enhance the Shabbat experience.
At 6:00 PM we welcome Shabbat in the intimate environment of the Feather Beit Midrash. Led by our talented clergy, this hour-long service includes singing, teaching, and time for reflection (appropriate for school-age children and above).
We periodically offer alternative Friday night experiences:
These musically enhanced services afford the worshipper a chance to explore and experience the liturgy in a new light. Families of all age ranges can enjoy the exuberant spirit of SHABBATONE! Dancing is encouraged. A dessert reception (Oneg) is also offered at these “soul-filled happenings.”
Our traditional egalitarian service begins at 9:30 AM in the Kamensky Sanctuary. Within the context of our traditional liturgy, we read from the Torah and celebrate milestone moments in the lives of our members, ranging from B’nai Mitzvah to Aufrufs, Baby Namings, milestone birthdays, and anniversaries.
Shabbat is not just about services. At the conclusion of services, we all join together as one community for a kiddush lunch in the social hall, followed by birkat hamazon. Kiddush lunch is a weekly opportunity for our members and guests to create community while sharing a meal. It is our opportunity to celebrate, schmooze, and reconnect with the people who make up our vibrant congregation.
For a more intimate Shabbat day experience, our Mincha (afternoon) service takes place approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of morning services, but no earlier than 12:30 PM.
Study Minyan – One Shabbat morning per month:
Enjoy a “below the surface” dive into the texts of the Bible in dialogue with our Rabbis beginning at 10:30 AM until the conclusion of services. Please check our website for dates.
Bridges to Shabbat – Two Saturdays per Month, September – May
Bridges to Shabbat meets at 10:45 AM for students in Grades 3 – 6. Students will help lead prayers and have an opportunity to connect with the weekly Torah portion. It is a great way for students to start becoming more comfortable with the Shabbat service as well as building connections to prayer and their community.
Shabbat B’Yachad – This program occurs periodically throughout the year. Please check our website for dates.
A special Shabbat program for families in addition to the CBS Shabbat service, with two service options and an optional Shabbat Dinner either prior to or following services. One service is geared towards families with children birth through 1st Grade and the other for 2nd – 6th Grade families, co-lead by our CBS Youth and our Clergy.