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, Ahad 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 world over.

BKB Shabbat Evening Services

BKB has a Shabbat Evening Service every Friday night at 7:30 pm. Rabbi Henkin leads two Shabbat Evening Services each month, and BKB lay leaders lead the rest of these services.

When the service is in the sanctuary, it is always followed by an Oneg Shabbat Desert. And, occasionally there will be a Shabbat dinner preceding the service, for example the annual barbeque Shabbat evening dinner during Sukkot.

However, during the Coronavirus emergency, Shabbat Evening Services are being conducted online. So that we can all see each other, BKB is now streaming our weekly Shabbat evening service on Zoom. Or you can still watch us on Facebook Live.

Please see the calendar page for how to connect with these services online and for the schedule of service leaders.

BKB Shabbat Morning Services

BKB has two Shabbat Morning Services each month:

  1. “Worship, Snack, and Study” Shabbat Morning Service led by Rabbi Henkin,  and:
  2. “Awerobics” Shabbat Morning Service once a month led by Art Beckerman.

When the service is in the sanctuary, it is always followed by a light meal and Torah study.

However, during the Coronavirus emergency, Shabbat Morning Services are being conducted on Zoom. To get a Zoom invitation to this service, please email bkbav@bkbav.org.

Please check the calendar on this website or at BKB’s Facebook page for the upcoming schedule of service leaders.