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Shabbat, or the Sabbath, is a day of rest and is celebrated every week from Friday night at sunset until Saturday night at sundown (25 hours). On Shabbat, you spend time with family, pray, read, and rejuvenate. Many Jewish people light candles to symbolically ward off the darkness and welcome the Divine.
(Source: Jewish Outreach Institute)
Congregation Solel celebrates Shabbat on Friday evening at 7:30. * On Saturday mornings, we offer a lay-led Minyan service at 10:35. When scheduled, Bar or Bat Mitzvah services take place at 10:30.
On the third Friday of each month, we offer two services: Simply Shabbat, an energizing and fun musical service, at 5:30 for families with young children (first grade, kindergarten, and younger); and a 7:30 service with Torah readings and choir performance. The 30-minute Simply Shabbat service is followed by either an extended Oneg or a Shabbat dinner as noted on the calendar. Reservations are required for the dinners.
We often schedule interesting programs after our Shabbat services—check special events for upcoming attractions.
*Note: Between late June and mid-August, Shabbat services and programs begin at 6:30 p.m. Check the calendar for specifics.
Friday Night Live
Six times a year we hold Friday Night Live services that feature live music, and the service is modified slightly to add an air of additional joy and festivity as we welcome the Sabbath. The service is held in the Solel Sanctuary or at Lakeside Congregation.
To hear the Friday Night Kiddush prayers click here.