Shabbat Services and Programs

Shabbat Services and Programs - The below listed programs are scheduled during the year September through June


Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Join us for Shabbat evening services, held every Friday evening at 6:30 pm, with an intergenerational service on the First Friday of each month. If you would like to join us for services, please email Joan for Zoom access.
The following Kabbalat Shabbat services are scheduled each month from September through June:

"First Friday at 6:30":  An Intergenerational Musical Shabbat Service and Potluck 

We celebrate the first Friday each month with a one-hour, intergenerational, family-friendly musical service for all ages at 6:30 pm.  (When we are back in our synagogue physically, this service is followed by a communal Shabbat potluck dinner).
 

Kabbalat Shabbat
with Rabbi Emily  (6:30pm)

The second, third and fourth Friday evenings of the month.
Kabbalat Shabbat Services are led by Rabbi Emily and Cantor Melissa. They are grounded in music, guided by clergy, and celebratory of lay leadership. Zoom services are approximately an hour long and include a mix of Hebrew (with transliteration provided), with both traditional egalitarian and interpretive translations. If you would like to join us for services, please email Joan for Zoom access.
 

Fifth Friday:  HaMinyan (6:30pm)

HaMinyan at WES End is a lay-led Friday night service that occurs whenever there is a fifth Friday in the month.
The service begins on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. and (when we are back in our home) will be preceded at 6 p.m. by HaNosh,  light snacks with beverages.  A focal point or theme will be announced for each HaMinyan service.

 

 

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

On Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m., our Rabbi leads a group exploration of the weekly Torah portion, incorporating traditional rabbinic, Hasidic, and contemporary interpretations, as well as the insights of participants. We seek to discover points of resonance between our lives and the Torah narrative, and lessons which might guide us in our daily lives and inform our efforts to repair the world. All are welcome; no prior background or knowledge required.

Shabbat Morning Services

Shabbat morning services begin each Saturday morning at 10 a.m., following Torah study.

Shabbat Morning Services are led by Rabbi Emily and Cantor Melissa. They are grounded in music, guided by clergy, and celebratory of lay leadership. Zoom services are approximately an hour and a half in length and include a mix of Hebrew (with transliteration provided), with both traditional egalitarian and interpretive translations. If you would like to join us for services, please email Joan for Zoom access.
 

Tot Shabbat

We hold services for children 0-4 years old every Shabbat morning at 11:30 a.m., year-round, featuring songs, prayer, parent-child interaction, and stories.  
Join us any week -- drop-ins are welcome!  Email Rachel Oshrin at school@westendsynagogue.org for Zoom access.

 

Shirat Shabbat

[temporarily suspended]
Every THIRD Saturday morning at 11:15 AM beginning in October
we have services for school-age children and their parents, featuring songs from Saturday morning liturgy with our Cantor teaching an interactive Parashah of the week from the Torah. 

 

Additional Shabbat Programming:

HaMatmid Tanakh / Jewish Ethics

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Shabbat afternoons
Led by Susan Schorr
Drop in any Shabbat and join the discussion. First and third Saturdays we study texts—either the haftarah of the day or selected passages from the prayerbook. On the second and fourth Saturdays, we discuss ethics drawing from our tradition and our life experiences. . to explore the books of the Hebrew Bible (the Tanakh).  No prior background is necessary, and all are welcome.


Kef Kids

Kef Kids is a unique bi-weekly, experiential, fun, Shabbat program for kids, ages 4-7, that meets Shabbat afternoons twice a month, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.  This is the entry point for 4-7  year-olds to our JFLL education program.  For enrollment information, please email Rachel Oshrin at school@westendsynagogue.org.

Contact

190 Amsterdam Avenue (at 69th Street)
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 579-0777
Fax: (212) 579-2669
Email: office [at] westendsynagogue.org
Affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, Reconstructing Judaism
 

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