V’shamru – Friday Nights at CBE: Sounds of Shabbat

As the Jewish community emerges from weeks of holidays and enters the month of Marcheshvan, we take comfort in the simple weekly rhythm of Shabbat. Cantor Andrew Bernard, who served Temple Beth El in Charlotte, NC for many years, provides a lovely, lilting melody for “V’sham’ru” which roots us in the specific time and place of Friday Nights at CBE via nusach (traditional synagogue chant). The last few notes seem suspended in midair, and we exhale together into a period of personal, silent prayer.