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Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Join us for Shabbat evening services, held every Friday evening at 6:30pm. Please admin [at] westendsynagogue.org (subject: Interest%20in%20WES) (contact us) for access to the Zoom link for Friday services.

First Friday: Intergenerational Musical Shabbat
We celebrate the first Friday each month with an intergenerational, family-friendly musical service for all ages. (When we are back in our synagogue physically, this service is followed by a communal Shabbat potluck dinner.)

Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Emily and Cantor Melissa
The second, third, and fourth Friday evenings of the month, Kabbalat Shabbat Services are led by our rabbi and cantor. These services are grounded in song and invite active participation from our congregation. Our services always include a mix of Hebrew and English, with both traditional and interpretive versions of psalms and prayers.

Fifth Friday: HaMinyan
HaMinyan at WES is a lay-led Friday night service that occurs whenever there is a fifth Friday in the month. Each HaMinyan service has its own theme. (When we are back in our synagogue, HaMinyan services are preceded at 6:00pm by HaNosh, with light snacks and beverages for all to enjoy.)

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

Unless otherwise indicated, our Saturday morning services are hybrid, both in person and on Zoom. Please admin [at] westendsynagogue.org (Interest%20in%20WES) (contact us) for access to the Zoom link for Saturday services. Services start at 10:00am. If you plan to attend in person, please wear a mask and be prepared to show proof of vaccination.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study
From 9:00 to 10:00am, our Rabbi leads a group exploration of the weekly Torah portion. We seek to discover points of resonance between our lives and the Torah narrative, and lessons that might guide us in our daily lives and inform our efforts to repair the world. All are welcome, and no prior knowledge is required.

Shabbat Morning Services
Led by Rabbi Emily and Cantor Melissa, Saturday morning services offer a grounding, uplifting, and prayerful way to celebrate Shabbat. Our services always invite active participation from our congregation, and include both traditional as well as “reconstructed” interpretations of prayer, song, and Torah. (When we are back in our building, services are followed by a communal luncheon.)