Celebrating Shabbat

Shabbat at CBE is like nothing else! We welcome in this magical time of rest and renewal every Friday evening with activities for all ages and stages until Shabbat ends on Saturday night. Whether you are a parent of a toddler who wants a raucous and uplifting sing-a-long service, a 25-year-old seeking a meaningful Shabbat with your peers, an Israeli who is looking for a “taste of home,” or someone who wants an innovative service full of surprises, CBE has a Shabbat experience tailored just for you. We hope you’ll join us for this weekly opportunity to spiritually connect, learn, and build community.

Our Friday night adult services in the Chapel / Shabbat morning services in the Sanctuary are free and open to all. Whether you are a CBE member, or just looking for a warm and friendly place to attend services; whether you’re Jewish or a non-Jew, we welcome you and your family to join us anytime. No advanced RSVP is needed. We suggest business casual attire.

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Community Services

Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Fridays, 6:30 PM)

Each week, welcome Shabbat with our musical and engaging service. Led by alternating members of the CBE clergy, these services are a weekly highlight for many in our community. All are welcome, members and non-members alike. Join us before services for a “pre-neg,” or stay late for a festive oneg.

Every other week, generally the second and fourth Fridays of the month, we welcome the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Jazz Quartet, whose swinging sounds enhance the spirit and vitality of our communal prayer.

Services for Kids & Families

We offer services specially designed for kids and families!

Tot Shabbat (Fridays, 5:30 PM)

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A free, fun and interactive service with singing and storytelling! Dinner follows for those who register in advance.

Kabbalat Shabbat b’Yachad (Fridays, 6:00 PM)

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Kabbalat Shabbat b’Yachad is an initiative to provide a fun and interactive Friday evening Shabbat experience for you and your family. Several Friday evenings have been identified over the course of the year that will include a unique experience, a communal Shabbat dinner, lively music and more!

Sounds of Shabbat Evening