Category archives: Shabbat

  • When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week - the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, this holiday is central to Jewish Life. As the great Jewish writer, Adad Ha-Am has observed: "More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people." The Sabbath truly has been a unifying force for Jews the wo[...]
  • We want you to start brainstorming about how we can be Shomeir Shabbat - how we can observe Shabbat in ways that will work for us and our families. We want to share these ideas with each other, and invite you to "hash-tag" your experiences via social media so that we can join in this journey together. Posting public content on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #ShabbatMatters will feed directly to this page. //
  • Gesher Shabbat Gesher Shabbat, so named after the Hebrew word for "bridge," is a service that seeks to fulfill its title: connecting community members to prayer and providing an alternative path for spiritual engagement. Within this prayer experience, there is opportunity for both musical connection and textual learning, as Gesher features both guitar-accompanied music and a stimulating group discussion about the Torah portion of the week. Th[...]
  • "Rabbi Tarfon and the elders were once reclining in the upper story of Nithza's house in Lydda, when this question was raised before them: Is study greater, or practice? Rabbi Tarfon answered saying: Practice is greater. Rabbi Akiva answered saying: Study is greater, for it leads to practice. Then they all answered and said: Study is greater because it leads to action" (Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Kiddushin 40b). Is study gr[...]
  • Our two Family Services, Family Shabbat and Tot Shabbat, offer meaningful Shabbat experiences for families with children of all ages. We look forward to spending Shabbat with you and your family. Family Shabbat | Family Shabbat is a vibrant, refreshing, hands-on Shabbat experience including youth involvement, activities and the latest Jewish melodies. This service is perfect for TBI Tamid and Binah families, as well as the entire TBI community[...]