Shabbat Service Schedule 2015 /5775


Temple B’nai Abraham offers a wide variety of Friday evening Shabbat worship experiences for everyone in the congregation. We encourage families to attend all our services throughout the year. 

Kabbalat Shabbat Service     Erev Shabbat Service  Tot Shabbat Service    Young Family Shabbat    Shabbat B'Shir   
Summer Services

Shabbat Morning: 10:00 AM Sanctuary
Junior Congregation: from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Brody Youth Lounge

pLEASE NOTE: pL Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 PM

On the first and third Fridays of the month, an informal Kabbalat Shabbat service is held. This is the perfect service for those who would like to be able to enjoy a Shabbat meal with family or friends afterward or perhaps attend the Sisterhood Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner and speaker, which often follows the service. We are always looking for ways to make Temple B'nai Abraham a place where all of us feel as comfortable as we can, so the third Friday of every month there will be an informal. Dress Down (Casual Friday!) Kabbalat Shabbat.

On Fridays,  June 19, Toby Singer, composer, guitarist and singer will join us for these Dress Down Shabbatot. Toby is a Brooklyn-based musician with a soulful voice and an indie sound. With the release of his latest album, “Hard Beast,” he’s been compared to a “cleaned up Nick Drake or a scrubbed Elliot Smith.” He has several of his own liturgical pieces to share, as well as new takes on old favorites. You can hear his music here,, and it is available on itunes.  

2015 Fridays 6:30 PM

May 22
*June 5 ( June & July birthdays) plus "Shabbat Sha-Band"
June 19 Casual Friday with Toby Singer, composer, singer/guitarist
June 26

 *blessing  of birthday children
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Erev Shabbat Service 7:30 PM

On the second and fourth (and fifth) Fridays of the month, Erev Shabbat Services are conducted primarily in the Ross Sanctuary. The great sermonic and musical traditions of B'nai Abraham continue and are renewed in this beautiful and inspiring prayer service. The organ accompanies our prayers, and the voice of the congregation is regularly complemented by our choir. This service will typically feature a sermon, a speaker or a musical program.

2015, 7:30 PM

May 29
June 12


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Tot Shabbat Service
 from 6:00 to 6:30 PM

Throughout the year, preschoolers and their parents are encouraged to join us for a lively Tot Shabbat service. Led by our rabbi and cantor, we welcome Shabbat with singing, clapping, stories and celebration! Tot Shabbat is followed by a pizza dinner with either a craft project, or  Shabbat/holiday story or event. Tot Shabbat Services will resume on Friday, September 12, 2014, 6:00 PM.

Prayers, Songs, Stories and Lots of Fun! All Services are on Fridays @ 6:00 PM and include a pizza dinner.

*blessing of birthday children

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 Jr. Congregation 
Saturdays 9:30 –11:00 AM in the Brody Youth Lounge (*exception)


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Shabbat B’Shir: A Musical Shabbat:

Several times a year, our worship is enhanced by special guest musicians, cantors and/or composers, who bring unique musical perspectives to our services. 

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  • Fridays, at 6:30 PM (outdoors on the patio, weather permitting). Begins Friday, June 26
  • Saturdays, at 9:30 AM (Parashat HaShavuah, at 8:30 AM). Begins Saturday, June 27

Summer Services 2015
The weekend of June 26-27 marks the beginning of the summer Shabbat service schedule.  Through the end of August, all Friday evening services begin at 6:30 PM and all Saturday morning services begin at 9:30 AM, following an 8:30 AM session of Parashat HaShavuah. 

All services are led by members of the clergy. To ensure that our worship continues with vigor and spirit throughout this slower paced time of year, as well as to be certain those who come to say kaddish are able to do so in a warm, friendly setting, we ask each Temple member to make an effort to attend Saturday morning services at least once during the summer. A critical mass of worshippers makes a wonderful difference for all who are present. With thanks for your collaboration, and best wishes for a restful and relaxing summer.